The Embassy of Pakistan shares the anxiety and concerns of the Muslim American community and possible backlash in the wake of San Bernardino incident. The Embassy is working closely with the Pakistani-American community to address their concerns.
We regard the Pakistani-American community as one of the most peace-loving, well respected and law-abiding communities in the United States.
Our physicians, engineers, IT professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs as well as industrious wage earners are contributing to the socio-economic development of the United States as well as Pakistan through their hard work, integrity and commitment. The Pakistani diaspora’s role as a bridge between two friendly countries, cultures and peoples is adding value to the efforts of the two Governments and is well acknowledged at all levels.
The Embassy is engaged with the relevant U.S. authorities to ensure that the community’s fears of insecurity and discrimination are addressed.
President Obama’s approach toward this issue, which is duly reflective of American values, has been widely acknowledged by the Pakistani-American community.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, H.E. Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani has urged the community to continue to work hard and honestly, as responsible citizens and residents of the United States. In a letter addressed to the community leaders and leading community members across the United States, Ambassador Jilani has assured the Pakistani-American community of Embassy’s cooperation and assistance. He also highlighted the ongoing collaboration between the two countries, which is reflective of mutual trust and respect.
The Embassy expresses hopes that the tremendously positive role of the Pakistani-American community and their services in the United States would be duly recognized.
December 08, 2015