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Saturday, February 09, 2019

Amid vociferous slogans of "Pakistan Zindabad", a section of a busy avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, was formally unveiled on Friday after having been named "Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way" last December. The decision to rename the stretch of Coney Island Avenue where the Pakistani community is concentrated was taken on Dec 26 when the New York City Council adopted a resolution to honour the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The resolution was successfully piloted by Jumaane Williams, a city council member, who on Friday unveiled the road sign. Multi-coloured confetti was shot up in celebration and Pakistani-Americans, carrying Pakistan's flags, burst into cheers



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Williams, the city council member, said it was an honour for him to serve the Pakistani community and to inaugurate the newly named avenue.

He said he was aware of the suffering the members Pakistani community had to endure following the 9/11 attacks.

"But through resilience, the Pakistani community has now reached a point that the New York City Council bestowed a special honour on the father of their nation," Williams added.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-09 11:53 PM | Reply

The resolution was successfully piloted by Jumaane Williams

Thanks brother.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-09 11:54 PM | Reply

This is an example of the meaningless things you do when you're looking to solidify your base of support for your bid to be New York City Public Advocate. Williams is one of 17 I believe that are running. Right now I'm leaning toward voting for a friend of mine, though I'm considering Nomiki Konst. If I do change my mind I won't be telling my friend.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-11 11:08 AM | Reply

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