The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Masood Khan said that the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has raised awareness about the tenets and practices of Islam anchored in humanitarianism.
According to the media reports, Ambassador Masood Khan made these remarks while addressing the ‘Scholars and Community Leaders Recognition Lunch’ hosted by the Islamic Circle of North America in Washington. Senator Mushtaq Ahmed and Turkish Ambassador to the United States Hasan Murat Mercan also attended the luncheon.
In his remarks, Masood Khan said Pakistan would always remember ICNA for generating 15 million dollars to help victims of floods and its leaders for visiting flood areas during the height of the catastrophe. He paid rich tribute to Dr. Mohsin Ansari, President of ICNA, and said that this organization had advocated the protection of the rights of Muslims and non-Muslims alike to create a harmonious society.
The Pakistani Ambassador further stated that all Muslims living in the United States should be thankful for the rich ambiance and integrative environment provided by its people which assimilates people of all faiths and diverse ethnic backgrounds. He thanked ICNA and the Helping Hand for mobilizing humanitarian assistance for Pakistan during flood response and rehabilitation.
On this occasion, the President of the ICNA, Dr. Mohsin Ansari highlighted the major achievements of the organization and briefed the participants about a range of humanitarian services that ICNA was rendering to the people regardless of any consideration whatsoever.
During the convention, the Pakistani Ambassador also felicitated his Turkish counterpart on the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.