On the occasion of the inauguration, people raised slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’
On the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day, a road in the Queens borough of New York City was named after the national poet “Allama Muhammad Iqbal”.
“Allama Iqbal Avenue” was inaugurated in a ceremony held in the Richmond Hill section of Queens in which people waved the national flag and chanted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’.
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Masood Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to America, congratulated Ali Rasheed, president of the American Pakistani Advocacy Group, on the establishment of this avenue named “Allama Iqbal Avenue” in New York.
He also paid tribute to Ali Rasheed’s determined efforts to build better relations between Pakistan and America and to create greater awareness about Pakistan’s history and culture in America.
Speaking on the occasion, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams said that she is proud to name 109th Street and 101st Avenue as ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’ on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day.
He said that due to the work and vision of Allama Iqbal, Pakistan has come into existence as an independent country.