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Texas Legislature to Pass ‘Pakistan Day’ Resolution on March 20th

By A Correspondent

Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (Pakistan Week photo)

The Texas House of Representatives will pass a resolution commemorating Pakistan Day at the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 20th.

The resolution has been co-sponsored by Salman Bhojani (D/HD-92) and Dr. Suleman Lalani (H/HD-76), the two Pakistani American members of the Texas House of Representatives.

The resolution will come on the eve of the March 23 celebrations of the Pakistan Resolution, also known as the Lahore Resolution. Austin is home to a rapidly growing Pakistani community and has been in the headlines because of distinguished Pakistani businessmen like Iqbal Sheikh. The president and CEO of

Bhojani and Lalani made history in last year’s election when they became the first Pakistani Americans, Muslims, and South Asians ever to be elected to a Texas legislature. Texas state capital Austin-based Pakistani American Collaborative of Texas has joined hands with the two legislators to invite the members of the Pakistani community to join the historic occasion. Hosuton-based Pakistan’s Consul General Abrar Hashmi is among the guests expected to join the event.

Pakistan’s Consul General in Houston Abrar Hashmi. (Photo, courtesy Pakistan Consulate General’s website)

“Join us in the Texas House chamber (in the house floor gallery on the 3rd floor) to celebrate and be recognized as the Pakistan Day resolution is presented on the floor of the Texas House,” says the invite posted by PACT.

The event will offer an opportunity to the participants to meet in person with the Texas House Reps and State Senators. Texas is home to one of the largest populations of Pakistani Americans in the US.

PACT’s mission is to promote participation, recognition, and representation of the Pakistani American community by engaging in social, civic and political advocacy activities.

Dr. Lalani with a supporter, holding his campaign placard. (Photo via Dr. Suleman Lalani’s twitter feed)

(Photo courtesy Salaman Bhojani’s campaign website)


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