Breaking with predecessor Donald Trump’s four-year effort to practice social injustice, racism, and intolerance, the 46th United States President, Joe Biden is definitely inching towards historic victory. In the US southern state of Texas, the first Pakistani-American commander, Yasir Bashir, has been appointed Assistant Chief of Houston Police.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner appointed Pakistani-origin Commander Yasir Bashir as the head of the family violence department. It is pertinent to mention that Bashir will be the first Muslim assistant chief of police in the US.
The Pakistani Embassy in Washington has welcomed the appointment. The US state of Texas is home to a large Pakistani community. More so, the city of Houston is a destination the most Pakistani immigrants.
The embassy of the US in Islamabad took to Twitter to make the announcement as well as congratulate Bashir. “Yasir Bashir, a Pakistani-American commander, was appointed Assistant Chief of Houston Police as Head of the family violence department. Bashir will be the first Muslim assistant chief of police in the United States,” the official tweet read.
Earlier this week, an elegant fundraising lunch was hosted by Jordanian-American businessman and CEO to honor. Also, to support new Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner in the presence of Commander Bashir.
Pakistanis Twitterati express their delight with the inclusivity
We too extend our support and wish the newly appointed police chief the best of luck on his new end exciting endeavor! Successful professionals like Bashir are an intangible asset for Pakistan. It is indeed a moment of pride when our fellow Pakistanis receive recognition globally.
Last month, for the first time in US history, a Muslim American had been nominated for the position of a federal judge. US President Joe Biden picked Pakistani-American, Zahid Quraishi, for the position of a federal judge on the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. Moreover, if confirmed by the Senate, Quraishi would be the first-ever lifetime-appointed Muslim federal judge.
Prior to that, the US announced Pakistan-born Ali Zaidi as a key appointment in Biden’s climate and energy team. He is the highest-ranking Pakistani-American in the Biden administration. This illustrates the fact that if given an opportunity, our fellow citizens can achieve important milestones!
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