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Independence Day of Pakistan Flag Raising
August 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, Office of Municipal Council and Office of Cultural Affairs are proud to recognize the Muslim Council North America and the Muslim Federation of New Jersey as we celebrate the 74th Anniversary of Independence of Pakistan during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, August 13, 2021.
Pakistan, one of the two original successor states to British India, was partitioned along religious lines in 1947. Pakistan achieved its independence on August 14, 1947, with dominion status in the British Commonwealth of Nations. For almost 25 years following independence, it consisted of two separate regions, East and West Pakistan, now only made up of the western sector.
The Pakistani community has directly contributed to the diversity and positive growth of Jersey City in various fields, including education, entrepreneurship, government, literature, drama, sculpture, music, food, and culture, as well as all aspects of life throughout the United States and abroad; and continues to influence our beliefs, embedded values and quest for independence.
The City of Jersey City and the Pakistani community will proudly fly the flags of the United States and Pakistan high above City Hall in recognition of the cherished cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. It is also a reaffirmation of the long friendship built on common values and an abiding love for freedom.
Attendees from Left to Right :
Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, Ward B of Jersey City
Dr. M. Rafiq Chaudhry, President of Muslim Council, N.A.
Farooq Shah, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward E of Jersey City
Consul General Ayesha Ali, Pakistan Consulate of New York
Khalid Chaudhry, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Ahmed Salim Syed, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Zainab Iqbal, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Hafiz Umar Rafiq Chaudhry, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Habiba Iqbal, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Ahmed Chaudhry, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Meher Iqbal, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Imam Saif Ul Nabi, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
Munir Mughal, Member of Muslim Council, N.A.
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