New York has decided to designate the section of Brooklyn borough in New York City, part of Coney Island Avenue as “Mohammad Ali Jinnah Way”. The resolution was tabled by city council member Jumaane Williams and adopted by a majority vote, the Pakistani-American Youth Organization (PAYO) announced Thursday.
“We are delighted over the council’s decision which meets our long-standing demand,” said PAYO President Waqil Ahmad. “It is a gift to the Pakistani-American community here as well as to the people of Pakistan,” he added. “We are overjoyed that our efforts succeeded,” he said, explaining the complex procedures and demands involved and which the PAYO members completed.
Also present at the press conference were other PAYO members — Jawad Shabbir, Hamayun Riaz, Adeelk Rana, and Zaigum Abbas. An official ceremony marking the inauguration of “Mohammad Ali Jinnah Way” is expected to be held next month.
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17 November, 2019