Reporter ： Liu Yixuan
On August 25, 2018, the Arizona Pakistani communitycelebrated its 71th anniversary of independence from British rule and hosted a grand commemoration in Scottsdale, AZ.
The celebration started with a documentary about Pakistan in the evening. During the celebration, the capital of Scottsdale expressed his best wished to the Pakistan. In turn, several Pakistan also gave their special capes for thanks. In the celebration, the excellent talk show promoted everyone to know Pakistan more deeply with American humor. The diligence, courage, and wisdom of the Pakistan are fully shown in the celebration.
Pakistan officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a countryin South Asia. The name Pakistan literally means “land of the pure” in Urdu and Persian. Pakistan is divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus River plain, and the Balochistan Plateau. The climate varies from tropical to temperate, with arid conditions in the coastal south. The diversity of the landscape and climate in Pakistan allows a wide variety of trees and plants to flourish.
Pakistan is an influential and founding member of theOrganization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Maintaining cultural, political, social, and economic relations with the Arab World and other countries in the Muslim world is a vital factor in Pakistan’s foreign policy. Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the president of the Muslim League after independence in 1947, became the nation’s first Governor-General as well as the first President-Speaker of the Parliament made his first speech as
“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State.”
Immigrants from areas that are now part of Pakistan had been migrating to America as early as the eighteenth century. The Pakistani American community generally lives in a comfortable middle-class, upper-middle-class and upper-class lifestyles.Many Pakistani Americans follow the residence pattern set by other immigrants to the United States that when they increase their wealth, they are able to own or franchise small businesses. According to American Factfinder, Pakistani Americans are high achievers academically and tend to be better educated as compared to other heritage groups in the United States with 87.4% being at least high school graduates and 60.9% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher professional degree.
Pakistan was the first country to have established formal diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and the relationship continues to be warm since 1962.
巴基斯坦是伊斯兰合作组织（OIC）的有影响力和创始成员。维护与阿拉伯世界和穆斯林世界其他国家的文化，政治，社会和经济关系是巴基斯坦外交政策的重要因素。巴基斯坦是一个宗教信仰自由度相对比较高的国家。穆罕默德·阿里·真纳（Muhammad Ali Jinnah）作为1947年独立后穆斯林联盟的总统，成为国家第一任总督以及第一任总统议长，在他的第一次演讲里，他说到 –
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Welcome to the festival of Chariots on March 1, 2020.
Festival of Chariots
– Jagannath Rathayatra Sunday,
from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Circle of Life
300 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
2020 Census PSA – Arizona
Reported by Lal Vul
The Asian Community in Arizona has once again gathered together in unity to promote the 2020 Census. The Asian community in Arizona consists of many different cultural groups from many different countries and today they are using these rich varieties of languages, styles of dresses and stories to promote the 2020 Census within the Arizona Asian Community.
The 2020 Census is arriving and the Asian Community members want to share the importance of participation among their communities. Let us watch the following videos and listen to their earnest messages.
The participants in the following videos are members of the various Asian communities in Arizona. They warmly accepted this volunteer opportunity when AACCCC (Arizona AANHPI Census Complete Count Committee) requested participation for this PSA (Public Service Announcement). The AACCCC would like to extend their gratitude to all the participants and staff members that made this PSA possible.
Director: Stephanie J Castillo
Makeup: Astria W.
Filming location: AZ Asian TV studio
Lal Biak Vul and Esther Di from Burmese- Chin community.
Jiraanong Manceau and friend from the Thai community
Johnny Mon from the Burmese-Mon community
Students from the Asian American Community
Nanako from the Japanese community
Alma De Garriz and friends from the Filipino community
Stephanie Deng, Charles Tsui and friends from the Chinese community
Philip Htoon from the Burmese community
Tontowi Achmad and Dewi Sudjono from the Indonesian community
Myo Myat Thin from the Burmese community
Pualani from the Pacific Islander community
Mustafa from the Turkish community
Helen from the Malaysian community
Chantha Pov from the Cambodian community
Students from the Lao community
Manvitha and Bhavagna from the Indian community
Swapnil and Swarit from the Indian community
David and Lirong from the Chinese community
Kaiying, Jeff , and friends from the Chinese community
Sai Mein Sein from the Shan community
Thao Nguyen from the Vietnamese community
Vy Ai Nguyen from the Vietnamese community
Thanh Su from the Vietnamese community
Prarthana from the Indian community
John Sisouvanh from the Lao community
Som Raj Gurung from Bhutanese community
The Vietnamese community group