APPAC held meeting with civil society to promote national cause
ISLAMABAD: President of American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC)Dr Ijaz Ahmad and its another senior member Ajmal Chaudhdary held detailed meetings with the representatives of civil society.
During their visit to Islamabad, Lahore, they briefed them about the recently formed APPAC’s vision and mission,
according to a news release on Saturday
The meetings were held among others with senior lawyer S.M. Zafar, Dr. Aijaz Hassan Qurash, chief editor Urdu digest, renowned journalists Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Suhail Waraich,
Usman Shahmi, Hafeez Ullah Niazi and Hussain Paracha (columnists daily Jang), Umer Shami, secretary general APNS and Khalid Irshad Soofi, executive director Karwan-e-ilm Foundation and some businessmen.
They acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of Pakistani community living in US to project the national cause.
Dr. Ijaz said during his meeting with Karwan-e-Ilm Foundation, he assured them their support helping poor students who get maximum scores in exams but they can’t afford medical college or other professional schools.
APPAC was formed with the mission dispelling certain miss-perceptions about Pakistan, particularly its role against terrorism and extremism. It will work to elevate the status of the Pakistanis in US, and to bring them into mainstream of politics.
The APPAC’s representatives have already started a dialogue process to highlight Pakistan’s peaceful role in the comity of the nations.
Dr. Ijaz Ahmad said they will be approaching democrats and republicans in US to convince them on their point of view that Pakistan being the worst victim of terrorism, could never be the part of any move that harms peace and tranquility in any manner whatsoever. And at the same time to encourages Pakistani-Americans to participate fully in the local political process to make their voice effective in serving the national interest.
Dr. Ijaz vowed that they will mobilize Pakistani community and make them a force in the socio-political systems to work for better relations between Pakistan and US.
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