Special Events

Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan joined the Sikh American community members at the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev. The participants conveyed their gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for historic opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. organized Mehfil-e- Milad to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on 10 Nov 2019. Mrs. Zunaira Asad Khan, spouse of the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, welcomed the guests on the occasion. In her remarks, she reflected upon the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). She said the Prophet's life and character was the personification of the ideals of mercy, dignity, tolerance, fortitude and forgiveness.

In his remarks, Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan thanked the audience for participating in the 'Kashmir Black Day' event to express solidarity with Kashmiri brothers and sisters suffering under Indian occupation #KashmirBlackDay

A large number of Kashmiris and civil society activists commemorated Kashmir Black Day at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC on 28 October 2019. The message was loud and clear: #LetKashmirSpeak #ActNow #EndtheOccupation.
The Guest Speakers highlighted various aspects of the present crisis in Kashmir. They said that the unilateral action of 5th August 2019 by India was a brazen attempt to change Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) demographics and its political, economic and social character. The siege has turned IOJ&K into the world's largest prison. They called upon the international community to wake up on Kashmir issue and take notice of the gross human rights violations occurring in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
To commemorate Kashmir Black Day and to raise awareness about the recent crisis in Kashmir, a luncheon discussion with the students of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was organized at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 28 October 2019. Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan briefed the students on the history of the Kashmir dispute, the significance of Kashmir Black Day, the relevant UNSC resolutions and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJK) after the Indian Government revoked the special status of the region on August 5th, 2019.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan hosted a pre-ball dinner for the guests of the 51st anniversary celebrations of the #MeridianBall at the Pakistan House on 25 October 2019.
All officers and staff at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC observed 05-min silence after Jumma prayers on 18 October 2019 to express solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters as the lockdown in IOJK entered into 76th day
A special event to commemorate the "International Day of the Girl Child" was held at the Embassy of Pakistan on 17 Oct 2019. The guest speakers focused on the plight and sufferings of Kashmiri women and girls in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJK) particularly after Aug 05, 2019 lockdown.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M.Khan said that #RoyaltourPakistan is generating interest in the United States as well. The visit is a perfect showcase for Pakistan's beauty, diversity and the immense promise of its youth.
An event was held to commemorate 'Defence & Martyrs Day' along with 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 05 Sept 2019. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Dr. Asad M, Khan said that it is a reminder of resilience, bravery and sacrifices of our Nation and Armed forces. We all stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Along with the entire Pakistani nation, Embassy of Pakistan observed the "Kashmir Hour" to express solidarity with Kashmiris in IOK. Ambassador Dr. Asad Khan addressed the officers, officials, representatives of the Pakistani and Kashmiri American community on the occasion - 30 August, 2019
Prime Minister Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan addressed a gathering of Kashmiri and Pakistani Americans at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 27 August 2019. Prime Minister AJK briefed them on the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation and humanitarian crisis in IoK. Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan also spoke on the occasion.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan delivered remarks at the Pakistan Independence Day festival held at Bull Run Park today, 24 August 2019. A large number of Pakistani Americans from DMV tri-state area attended & expressed solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters facing Indian repression & brutalities. Ambassador Khan said that the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) is turning into a serious humanitarian crisis.
Pakistani American community of DC Maryland Virginia region celebrated Independence Day at Bull Run Park, Fairfax today, 17 August 2019. Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan addressed the gathering and congratulated the community on the occasion. He shared with them an overview of the latest developments in Pakistan-U.S. ties. Ambassador Khan expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people and urged the community to lend full support to this cause.
Pakistan Ambassador to the US Dr. Asad M. Khan hoisted a national flag to observe the 73rd Pakistan Independence Day /Kashmir Solidarity Day in a simple and graceful ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 14 August 2019.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan attended as a Chief Guest Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations which began with 33rd Annual Pakistan Day festival held at Bull Run Park, Virginia on 04 August 2019.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan met with Mayor of Bolingbrook, Mr. Roger Claar. Mr. Claar shared with the Ambassador the profound memories regarding his recent trip to Pakistan as the head of a ten member delegation including a visit to Sialkot, sister city of Bolingbrook.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan met with Mr. Talat Rashid, Commissioner Police and Mr. Mir Ali, Chair of Bolingbrook planning and Zoning Bolingbrook.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan held a meeting with the CEO of WeatherTech Mr. David MacNeil and visited their manufacturing facilities for auto accessories.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan met with Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President Chicago Council on Global Affairs and exchanged views on the evolving global and regional scenario.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan held a meeting with Ambassador William Burns, President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and briefed him on Pakistan's contribution to regional peace & stability. Ambassador Burns shared his highly enlightened views on the global situation on 18 June, 2019.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan had a very productive exchange with Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Marie Royce and members of her team on 11 June 2019. They agreed to further strengthen and promote bilateral cooperation in Education and Cultural sectors.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan attended special reception hosted by the Ambassador Stuart Holiday, President Meridian International Center to welcome newly arrived Ambassadors in DC. Ambassador Khan also met with Former HFAC Chair Ed Royce and David Bohigian, Acting President OPIC.
Embassy of Pakistan participated in "DC Passport : Around the World Embassy Tour" today, 04 May 2019. Highlights of the Pakistan Pavillion at the event included cultural display of provinces of Pakistan , Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, folk dances, live music and mouth watering Cuisine.
Stalls of traditional Pakistani dresses, henna & handicrafts drew attention of ladies & children in particular. Pakistan Embassy maintained the tradition established over the years, of attracting largest number of visitors at the event- most importantly families from DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Area.
Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan welcomed guests from all faiths at Easter/Holidays Celebration dinner held at the Embassy of Pakistan on 06 April 2019. It was an All Neighbours International initiative supported by the Embassy of Pakistan to promote the spirit of interfaith harmony.
Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC hosted 'Pakistan Day Reception' which was widely attended by the US Government officials, members of Congress, Ambassadors and members of Diplomatic Corps and distinguished guests from various walks of life including Pakistani American diaspora.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Under Secretary of State Ambassador David Hale, Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells and other senior State Department officials attended the "Pakistan Day Reception" to celebrate 79th Pakistan National Day.
Ambassador Asad M. Khan receiving Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai at the 'Pakistan Day Reception' held on 25th March 2019.
Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Dr. Asad M. Khan raising national flag at Flag Hoisting ceremony to mark the 79th Pakistan National Day at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC on March 23, 2019.
While speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Asad M. Khan paid rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Mohd. Ali Jinnah and other leaders. Ambassador also read messages by the President Dr. Arif Alvi and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan at the Flag Hoisting ceremony.
John C. Wobensmith, Secretary of State of Maryland presented a citation to Ambassador Khan on behalf of the Governor of State of Maryland at the flag hoisting ceremony today, March 23, 2019.
Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in the U.S on 05 Feb 2019.
Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States of America presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump in a ceremony held at the White House on 11 Jan 2019.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Democratic Co-Chair of the Pakistan American Congressional Caucus was welcomed by Mrs. Saira Munir Siddiqui and Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC on 19 Dec 2018.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, (D-TX), Co-Chair of the Pakistan Caucus since 2007, announced that the Congressional Pakistan Caucus will be reconstituted when the newly elected 116th U.S. Congress takes oath in January next year, in an event held at the Embassy of Pakistan.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and Mr. Tahir Javed, a leading member of the Pakistani American community announced the creation of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus Foundation (CPCF) that would promote Pakistani American youth and get them employment opportunities in the U.S. political system.
Welcoming the Caucus and the newly announced Foundation, Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui said that under the leadership of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, the Caucus would help foster better relations between Pakistan & the U.S. Also it would help to prepare a pool of young Pakistani Americans for successful careers in government.
While speaking on the occasion, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) expressed support for the Caucus and the Foundation. They emphasized the importance of friendly ties between Pakistan and the U.S. and said both countries could cooperate in many areas including trade and energy.
A solemn ceremony of Mehfil-e-Milad was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). - 07 Dec 2018
While speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Saira Siddiqui, wife of Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui welcomed all the participants and reflected upon the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). - 07 Dec 2018
During her remarks, Mrs. Saira Siddiqui expressed that we are all fortunate to have the remarkable example of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), for his exemplary statesmanship, religious leadership, tremendous wisdom and also the love, tolerance, and respect that he showed towards all people.- 07 Dec 2018
Ambassador Ali J.Siddiqui hosted a delegation of District & Session Judges from Pakistan. The delegation is visiting USA to attend Intellectual Property Judicial Workshop in Alexandria, Virginia.- 07 December 2018
Washington: A special event was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC to observe Kashmir Black Day.
Washington: In connection with the observance of Kashmir Black Day, a photographic exhibition was held depicting horrendous human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Washington: Guest speakers including Amb. Touqir Hussain, Sardar Zulfiqar Khan and Dr. Imtiaz Khan, prominent Kashmiri American leaders shed light on various aspects of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute,particularly the plight of the innocent Kashmiris.
Washington: Ambassador Ali J.Siddiqui cited the recent UN OHCHR report which highlighted oppressive legal measures used by India to justify its brutality in Kashmir.He urged the American people to discuss the Kashmir issue & appealed to them to take cognizance of the human plight of Kashmiri people.
Washington: While speaking on the occasion of Kashmir Black Day, Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui reaffirmed Pakistan’s continued and unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui visited the LA consulate today, 05 October 2018. Besides meeting officers and the staff, he inspected the Consular Section of the consulate. Consul General Mr. Jabbar Memon briefed the Ambassador about various initiatives taken by the consulate to improve the consular services. Ambassador appreciated the hard work and dedication of the consulate staff in rendering the consular services.
New York: Group photograph of Ambassador Ali J.Siddiqui with the delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in NY. Earlier during the meeting, Ambassador highlighted the initiatives being taken to promote business relations between Pakistan & the US.

Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui attended screening of "Koi Ashiq Kisi Mehboob Say (Some Lover to Some Beloved)” a movie on the life & works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, at D.C. South Asian Film Festival today, 08 Sept 2018. Ambassador highlighted the importance of promoting the diversity of Pakistan’s arts & culture in the U.S.

'Defence & Martyrs Day Reception' was held at the Embassy of Pakistan on 06 Sept 2018. On the occasion, Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui stated that Pakistan has incurred heavy losses in a war on terror but it has emerged victorious against all the odds.
While speaking on 'Defence & Martyrs Day', Defence Attache Brig, Kamal Anwar Chaudhry said that we are commemorating the resolve and commitment of our nation & the armed forces who withstood all the external and internal challenges in defending our homeland.
Chief Guest Mr. Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs felicitated the Pakistani nation on the 'Defence & Martyrs Day' reception by paying rich tribute to all those who offered precious sacrifices in defending the country. He further said that the US values relations & partnership with Pakistan.
Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui met Mr. John C. Wobensmith, Secretary of State of Maryland earlier today, 29 August 2018. They discussed ways to promote trade and investment ties between the State of Maryland and Pakistan.
Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui, DCM Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, CG Chicago Faisal Tirmizi and team called on the longest serving Secretary of State of Illinois, Secretary Jesse White on August 18, 2018. Planned Pakistan engagement in the Midwest US.
Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui addressed a large gathering of Pakistani-Americans at 'Pakistan Independence Day Celebration' event held at Bull Run Park, Virginia, on 18 August 2018.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Representative (R-VA 10th District) felicitated Pakistani Americans at 'Independence Day Celebration' event at Bull Run Park, Virginia,18 August 2018.
Ambassador Ali Siddiqui cutting cake to celebrate 71st Independence Anniversary of Pakistan at a community event, Bull Run Park, Virginia, August 18,2018.
Washington: Embassy of Pakistan organized an exclusive Qawali performance by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to celebrate the 71st Independence Anniversary of Pakistan on 14 August 2018.
Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui hoisting National Flag at the 'Flag Hoisting Ceremony' to mark the 71st Independence Anniversary held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 14 August 2018.
Washington: Prayers were offered for the martyred as well as those injured in the recent terrorist attacks on election rallies in Pakistan at a "Remembrance Event" held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC dated 16 July 2018. Ambassador Ali J. Siddiqui ,officers and officials of the Embassy joined the prayers.
Washington: Flag of Pakistan flying at half mast at Embassy and Pakistan House in Washington DC today 15th July (Sunday), 2018 to mark national mourning for the tragic loss of many innocent lives in terrorist attacks during election rallies.
2018 Presidential Scholar Ibraheem Khan visited the Embassy after receiving his medal! He has been admitted to Yale, Princeton, Stanford and has ultimately selected to go to Harvard on a full scholarship! Many congratulations Ibraheem!
Ambassador Ali Jehangir Siddiqui chairing an introductory meeting with the officers of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today, 29 May 2018.
Washington: Mr. Ali Jehangir Siddiqui assumed charge as the new Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States today, 29 May 2018 at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC.