CHICAGO: Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, has lauded Pakistan government’s determined measures, especially the Zarb-e-Azb military operation, to stamp out extremism from the country, when Pakistani Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi met him.
The meeting took place in Minneapolis., the largest city in the State of Minnesota, on Friday, a day ahead of the American Independence Day.
A press release issued by the Pakistani Consulate General said the US lawmaker also praised the governmental steps to improve economic indicators, particularly in industry.
Congressman Ellison said the Pakistani-American community has played its role in the socio-economic development of the United States and that he has close association with its members.
Ellison also said he had met Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani at President Barack Obama’s Iftar Dinner in Washington last month, and he appreciated the work being done the Pakistani missions in Washington and Chicago to further strengthen US-Pakistan ties, according to the press release.
Source : APP