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Taking in the Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan May 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Ethnic reporters checked out the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.

Leaders of the American-Pakistani  Public Affairs Committee at the advisory board meeting June 5. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer for Voices of NY)

American-Pakistani Group Urges Unity

Politics, South Asian June 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

A new organization, the American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), aims to unite diverse community organizations in promoting the community and raising its political profile.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Secretary General of the U.S Council of Muslim Organizations, Oussama Jammal, speaks at the Remembering Heroes, Building Leaders convention hosted by the Islamic Leadership Council of New York at York College in July. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Urging Muslims to Vote

Elections 2016, Long Island, Muslim, New York, South Asian November 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York urged Muslims to exercise their civic responsibility to vote, while the Pakistani American Society of New York held a “candidate night” on Long Island.

From left to right: Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp, and Shazia Kausar, one of the “geniuses who had the insight to help put together Diversity Plaza,” as Council member Daniel Dromm said. (Photo via video by Mohsin Zaheer)

Chirlane McCray Brings ThriveNYC to Diversity Plaza

Health, Queens, Video October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Council member Daniel Dromm lauds the visibility of Diversity Plaza as Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett stop by to promote their mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.

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Pakistan Day Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Pakistani dignitaries were among the many celebrating Pakistan Independence Day at a parade August 28 in Manhattan.

Pakistani American Community of Long Island

Pakistanis on LI Condemn ‘Barbarism’ in Orlando

Featured Posts, Long Island, South Asian, Video June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

One-by-one, members of Pakistani American Community of Long Island denounced the mass shooting in Orlando, in a video of a vigil organized by the group.

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video March 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The Pakistani community in NYC, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reacted to the news of a suicide bombing in Lahore which killed more than 70 and left scores injured.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York November 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour and MPower Change urge governors and others to “stand by our commitment as a nation to refugees in need.”

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Shocked by Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

Khumariyaan lead guitarist Sparlay Rawail claps during their performance on Sunday. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pashto Music Comes to New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Video October 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Members of the instrumental group Khumariyaan held their fourth concert of a U.S. tour at the Asia Society in New York on Oct. 12, melding traditional folk music and modern music.

Pakistan Day Parade organizers ride a float down the Madison Avenue on August 24. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Participants of Pakistan Day Festival wave Pakistani flags on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in August 2013. Community organizations hold the festival each year to celebrate the country's independence from Britain in 1947. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistani Community Shocked By Karachi Terrorism

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks June 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

NY’s Pakistani community worries about the country’s future in the wake of the recent brazen attack.

Muslim worshippers coming out of view of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as “terrorist organizations.”