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New York Street Co-named ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’

New York co-names a street “Allama Iqbal Avenue” to honor Pakistan’s.

According to a statement from the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, co-naming 109 Street and 101 Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, celebrates Pakistan’s rich cultural legacy and allows Pakistani Americans to honour one of their nation’s most important leaders.

President Ali Rashid of the American-Pakistani Advocacy Group has received congratulations from Ambassador Masood Khan for taking the initiative to co-name the street “Allama Iqbal Avenue”.

Iqbal represents Pakistani nationalism and is a global figure. He had the vision of a distinct country for Muslims in the Sub-Continent, and in 1947, that dream came true.

“New York is the most well-known metropolis, and naming an avenue after our national poet would cement Pak-US ties and serve as a source of pride for Pakistani diaspora not just in NYC but throughout the United States,” he said.

Additionally, he praised Rashid for his tireless efforts to improve ties between Pakistan and the US and raise understanding of Pakistan’s history and culture in the country.

As you may remember, Rashid and APAG played a key role in proposing a resolution to the US House of Representatives that would declare March 23, as “Pakistan Day.”

“As we approach Pakistan Independence Day, I am honoured to celebrate the co-naming of 109th Street and 101st Avenue as Allama Iqbal Avenue,” stated Adrienne Adams, Speaker of the New York City Council, in a statement on the occasion.

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