NYC Pakistani Community Journalists Host Outgoing CG Ayesha Ali

By A Correspondent
(Photo courtesy, Pakistan Consulate, New York City)
The New York-based Pakistani American journalist fraternity hosted a reception for Pakistan’s Consul General in New York Ayesha Ali at a local restaurant on June 14. Ms. Ali will be leaving her current position in the coming weeks and will take her new assignment as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic. She served in New York for four years, during which she earned a lot of respect and goodwill of the community and the YC-based diplomatic corp.

New York City-based journalists, including Mohammad Asif (Dunya News), Mohsin Zaheer (Urdu News), Mujeeb Lodhi (Pakistan News), MMoviz Asad Siddiqui (Dunya News), Mohammad Farrukh (Weekly Awaz), Faheem Mian (VOSa TV), Riaz Babar (TV One), Arif Afzal Usmani (Asia Tribune), Zafar Iqbal (Sabrang TV) and senior journalist and commentator Jehangir Khattak. Wasi Shah, one of Pakistan’s leading poets and TV host, who is currently visiting the US, also attended the dinner.

(Photo courtesy, Pakistan Consulate, New York City)

Participants took turns congratulate Ms Ali on her new assignment and shared their experiences with her during her four-year tenure. They highly praised her services to the community. All the speakers commended Ms. Ali’s leadership and proactive approach during her engagement with the community, with many calling her one of the most successful Consul Generals Pakistan has had in New York City.

The CG, in the end, thanked everyone for the honor and hoped that the Pakistani-American community would continue to play its vibrant role in the United States and work for better Pakistan-US relations besides contributing to the development of their homeland. She especially thanked Mohammad Asif, Moviz Siddiqui and Faheem Mian for putting together the beautiful evening.

Wasi Shah in his remarks thanked everyone for inviting him to the program. He also congratulated CG Ali on her new assignment. He recited his poetry at the end and received appreciation from the attendees.

(Photo courtesy, Pakistan Consulate, New York City)

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