NYPD celebrates ‘Pakistan Heritage and Resolution Month’

In World
March 28, 2024



NEW YORK:

The New York Police Department (NYPD) organised the first-ever ‘Pakistan Heritage and Resolution Month’ at its headquarters on Wednesday to pay tribute to more than 600 officers of the Pakistani origin for the contribution to the department.

The event, sponsored by the Pakistani-American Law Enforcement Society and the Pakistan’s Consulate in New York, was attended by Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Masood Khan, New York Mayor Eric Adams, NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, New Jersey District Judge Zahid Qureshi, and others.

On the occasion, Ambassador Masood Khan congratulated more than 600 Pakistani-American police officers, serving in the force for their dedicated work in keeping the city safe. He added that the event in connection with the ‘Pakistan Day’ celebrations reflected the strength of decades-long Pak-US relations.

“The growing visibility and outstanding performance of Pakistani-Americans in all walks of life reflects the huge potential of our people. It is also indicative of the deepening bonds between Pakistan and the United States,” Khan added.

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The NYPD is the largest and one of the oldest municipal police departments in the United States, with approximately 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilian employees. NYPD chief Maddrey hailed the cooperation of Pakistani diaspora in maintaining law and order.

The mayor paid glowing tribute to the Pakistani officers of the NYPD who, he said, were serving the community with dedication, commitment and professional zeal. He assured his continued support to the Pakistani community in their efforts to excel in all walks of life.

“Today’s event is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the services of Pakistani New Yorkers in law-enforcement who strive to keep The Big Apple safe as well as deepen our understanding of Pakistani culture,” Adams added.

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