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On the occasion of Pakistan National Day, I congratulate the Pakistani-American community on their continued contributions across all sectors of American culture and the economy.
The bilateral relationship between the United States and Pakistan continues to be critical to the security and stability of the South Asian region.
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
I send my warm wishes to the people of Pakistan and to all those celebrating the 78th Pakistan National Day.
78 years ago, Pakistan passed the Lahore Resolution, one step in its journey towards independence. Today we remember the words of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, one of Pakistan’s founding fathers, who said, “Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality and liberty.”
The United States shares these founding principles with Pakistan. We remain Pakistan’s partner in its pursuit of economic prosperity, security, and a strengthened democracy.
I thank the Pakistani American community for their many contributions to our country and for being important bridges between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
I am pleased to join you in commemorating the 78th National Day of Pakistan.
Founded in 1947, under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan is a nation with a diverse cultural heritage and rich history. This remarkable milestone is an illustration of the dedication, determination and strength of the Pakistani community to overcome formidable challenges in search of a better future.
I wish all of you a memorable event, and look forward to strengthening the relationship between Pakistan and the United States of America.
Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois
I am honored to extend warmest greetings to the distinguished members of the Pakistani-American community in Illinois, and all guests gathered to celebrate the National Day of Pakistan.
The National Day offers a wonderful opportunity for Pakistani-Americans in Illinois to rejoice in their heritage. Pakistani-Americans have contributed significantly to the growth, culture and development of our state. The Pakistani community’s vibrant culture and rich history is a cornerstone of the diverse communities that shape the Land of Lincoln.
It is truly a fitting tribute to the thousands of Pakistanis who call Illinois their home. I look forward to continued cooperation in the effort to enhance Illinois-Pakistani relations in the areas of trade, investment, culture, tourism and education.
Gov. Rick Snyder & Lt. Gov. Brian Calley of Michigan
It gives us great pleasure to join with the Pakistani-American community in celebrating the 78th National Day of Pakistan.
We recognize your outstanding dedication and continued commitment to sharing Pakistani language, culture, arts and history with citizens of all ages throughout our communities. On behalf of the state of Michigan, we thank you for your decades of exceptional leadership and dedication.
As you gather to celebrate, please accept our sincere congratulations and best wishes for continued success in the years to come.
Martin O’Malley Former Governor of Maryland
I congratulate the Pakistani-American community on the 78th National Day of Pakistan.
I am proud of the services and contributions of the Pakistani American community in Maryland and across America.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman House Foreign Affairs Committee
I write to send my congratulations to you and all attendees as you celebrate Pakistan Day.
The United States and Pakistan have a long history of cooperation. As Chairman and a longtime member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Pakistan, and have been touched by the warmth of the people and their friendship.
However successful these initiatives have been, there is no greater bridge between our countries than Pakistani-Americans. This vibrant community has long kept me and others informed about U.S.-Pakistan relations, nurturing greater cooperation between the two countries.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
I would like to extend my congratulations to all in attendance of today’s observance of National Day.
As Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I know the significance of U.S.-Pakistan relationship and the importance of both the friendship between our two countries and our countries’ history of cooperation.
During his recent visit to Washington, I had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and I look forward to continuing my work to bridge divides and strengthen our relationship.
In Southern California, we are fortunate to have a strong and vibrant Pakistani-American community, which shows leadership in government, philanthropy and business.
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)
I congratulate the Pakistani American community on the 78th National Day of Pakistan.
I am proud of the services and contributions of the Pakistani American community in my district and across America.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
As we celebrate the Pakistan National Day, I would like to honor and thank all of the Pakistani-Americans who have made such enormous contributions to New Jersey and to our entire country.
I am so proud to represent such a large, vibrant Pakistani-American community in my Congressional district.
Rep. Brendan Boyle(D-PA)
As a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I value the critical relations between our two nations. Built on shared values and mutual defense interests, our partnership is of great value to the citizens of each nation.
I also have the privilege of representing a large Pakistani-American population in my district in Northeast Philadelphia. I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work with this community and have seen the meaningful contributions they make to our national fabric.
I wish the people of Pakistan and the hundreds of thousands of Pakistani-Americans across this country great joy on this special day.
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)
I am pleased to welcome each of you gathered here to celebrate the 78th National Day of Pakistan.
The Pakistani-American community in our country’s Midwest is a vibrant one. Their contributions are without question as our brothers and sisters serve their communities in hospitals, universities and businesses. They are our service men and women, entrepreneurs, and artists. Every day, the community is making a positive impact across the Midwest, and throughout the nation. They are part of what makes America great.
As you come together in celebration of the Pakistani people’s rich heritage and history, I wish you a merry gathering full of hope and promise for the future.
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA)
I extend my best wishes for a wonderful day as you celebrate Pakistan Day.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Today, I join with our Pakistani-American neighbors in PA-08 and across the United States in celebrating Pakistan National Day.
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY)
Wishing all Pakistani-Americans on Long Island, Queens and around the world a wonderful Pakistan National Day!
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI)
The Pakistan Resolution was adopted on March 23, 1940, which led to the creation of Pakistan.
This is a joyous day for Pakistanis worldwide, and I want to send a note of recognition and congratulations.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Much congratulations to Pakistani Americans on National Day.
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
I wish to extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to the people of Pakistan on Pakistan National Day. I commend the Pakistani-American community’s commitment to celebrating their rich heritage as well as for bringing our two great nations closer together.
Pakistani-Americans give more of their time and money to philanthropy than any other minority group in the United States. It is this sense of community that Pakistani-Americans share that continues to strengthen the bonds of friendship between both Pakistan and the United States.
I thank you for bringing the rich heritage of Pakistan to the United States and for your country’s continued friendship.
Rep. John R. Moolenaar (R-MI)
As Pakistanis throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Pakistan’s 78th National Day, please accept my sincere congratulations on this momentous occasion.
Our two nations have a history of friendship and cooperation dating back to the founding of Pakistan with whom the United States was one of the first countries to establish relations.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)
I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to those who have gathered here to celebrate Pakistan Day and commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940.
On March 23, 1940, the Lahore Resolution was passed, paving the way for the creation of the world’s first Islamic republic. In addition to serving as a landmark document of independence in Pakistan’s history, it continues to safeguard the rights and protections of minorities.
On behalf of the United States House of Representatives and the people of the 27th Congressional District, I offer my congratulations and best wishes to the Pakistani community for a successful and fruitful event.
Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY)
Congratulations to all Pakistani-Americans on Pakistan’s National Day.
Rep. Luke Messer(R-IN)
On this day, Pakistanis across the world commemorate the Lahore Resolution and celebrate Pakistan’s independence.
Congratulations on this historic event and my best regards to you and your countrymen.
California State Sen. Josh Newman
It is my distinct pleasure to share this momentous occasion with you as you celebrate National Day, which called for the establishment of the Republic of Pakistan and played a major role in the attainment of Pakistani independence.
On behalf of the residents of the 29th Senate District of the State of California, I am proud to recognize the Pakistani-American community on this historic occasion. As always, I offer my best wishes for your continued success and the deepening of the historic friendship between Pakistan and the United States.
Georgia State Rep. Pedro Marin
As the Pakistani American community prepares for a new era and creates a new history, Pakistani Americans must instill in younger generations the proper appreciation for the courage and values of their forefathers, a deep sense of affinity with their roots, and pride in their own cultural heritage so they may better contribute to the great State of Georgia, rich with ethnic and cultural diversity.
Pakistan’s history of sovereign independence was a great step forward for the cause of freedom and the country’s history has inspired, supported, and assisted nations around the world in their pursuit of liberty, justice and equality.
I congratulate the Pakistani-American community as they observe Pakistan Day on March 23, 2018.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Tina Davis
A very joyous Pakistan National Day to all those of Pakistani descent in our community and your families.
It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest greetings to all who have gathered tonight in celebration of Pakistan National Day.
I extend my sincere congratulations and appreciation to the Pakistani community both here and abroad. Please accept my best wishes for a successful and most memorable celebration.
California Assemblymember Laura Friedman
I would like to congratulate you and the people of Pakistan for the 78th anniversary of Pakistan National Day, commemorating the Lahore Resolution.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Let me be one of the first to wish a happy Pakistan Day to all Pakistani Americans celebrating the day in Brooklyn and beyond
Commissioner New York Police Dept James O’Neill
Today, March 23rd, we wish an enjoyable National Day to all New York City Pakistani Americans, especially to the many hardworking NYPD members of Pakistani heritage. Thank you for what you do each day to keep safe all New Yorkers, in every neighborhood.
Dil Se Mene Dekha Pakistan!
Nancy Lindborg President United States Institute of Peace
On behalf of the United States Institute of Peace, I congratulate Pakistan on the 78th anniversary of National Day. On this occasion we reflect on the long history between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Pakistan is a priority for the Institute and we continue to engage with partners in Pakistan in pursuit of our shared belief that peace is possible, practical and essential for global security.
Robert Hathaway Wilson Center
I send you warm greetings and best wishes as you mark the 78th anniversary of the historic Lahore Resolution. Adoption of the Lahore Resolution in 1940 is rightly regarded as one of the truly significant steps on the road to a free and independent Pakistan. The Pakistani nation was extremely fortunate to be led by men and women of great resolution and a singular ability to imagine better tomorrows. With good reason, Pakistanis today celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who is known as the father of his country.
Joshua White Johns Hopkins University
My warm regards to the people of Pakistan as they celebrate the founding of their republic. May the ties between our two countries grow in the coming year.
Victor Shiblie Publisher, The Washington Diplomat
Wishing Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and staff a wonderful Pakistan National Day.
AMBASSADOR'S MESSAGE ON RAMADAN
I wish to convey my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims, particularly Pakistani Americans, observing the holy month of Ramadan in the United States of America.
The blessed month of Ramadan brings an air of peace, tranquility and harmony to all of us. Through fasting, prayers, recitation of the Quran and pious acts, we cleanse not only our bodies but also our souls.
This month also provides us the opportunity to reflect on the infinite blessings Allah has bestowed upon each of us and to be thankful to Him and to seek His forgiveness.
I hope and pray that Ramadan will bring spiritual enrichment to all Muslims. Ameen and Ramadan Mubarak.