US envoy extends Eid greetings, emphasises Pak-US friendship

In Local
April 11, 2024

In a heartfelt message to the Pakistani people, US Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome, extended warm wishes for Eidul Fitr, marking the conclusion of the holy month of Ramazan, in a video message on Wednesday.

Ambassador Blome began his message with the traditional greeting of “Aslam o Alaikum” and conveyed “Eid Mubarak” on behalf of the US mission to Pakistan and the American people.

Ambassador Blome expressed his appreciation for the hospitality and warmth extended to him by the Pakistani people, particularly during the month of Ramazan.

He acknowledged the significance of this auspicious occasion in fostering bonds of friendship and community between nations, emphasising the enduring ties between the United States and Pakistan.

“As the holy month concludes,” Ambassador Blome remarked, “let us continue to cherish the bonds of friendship and community between our countries.”

Eidul Fitr, a joyous festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, symbolises the culmination of a month-long period of fasting, prayer, and reflection.

Read also: US consulate general joins Karachi’s Chaand Raat festivities

This video message follows after officials from the United States Consulate General in Karachi extended warm greetings to all Pakistanis for a Happy Chaand Raat on Tuesday night as they joined in the Eidul Fitr shopping frenzy.

In a heartwarming gesture, the US Consulate General in Karachi shared their experience of partaking in the local traditions. “Like all of you, we also ventured into the colourful bazaars of Karachi to immerse ourselves in the joy of Chaand Raat and Eid shopping. And this time, we chose Karachi’s renowned Jama Cloth Market!” a post on their social media pages read.

At the bustling market, Consul General Conrad Tribble and diplomats Heather and Anna Maria enthusiastically joined fellow shoppers in selecting colourful earrings, sparkly bangles, and beautiful shoes for themselves and their loved ones.

“Thanks to the incredible variety of stalls at Jama Cloth Market, we were able to purchase many essential items for Eid. Karachi once again demonstrated that it is a city of lights and splendour!” the post exclaimed.

The consulate general further engaged with their audience, inviting them to share their own Eid shopping experiences. “Have you also shopped for Meethi Eid? What is your favourite place to shop? Let us know by commenting below!” they asked, fostering a sense of community and celebration among their followers.

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