Thousands of Pakistani people around the globe are on the frontline against the global pandemic. One of them is the 10-year-old Pakistani American girl scout, Laila Khan.
The 10-year-old was honored by the US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the white house along with other coronavirus crisis heroes for their efforts in helping out the people on the frontlines.
The Pakistani American girl had donated cookies to nurses and firefighters.
“The men and women we honor today remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild,” President trump said in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden held Friday.
“While we are honored that our troop was invited to be here today, we know that we are just part of the millions of other children out there that are doing amazing things to support their communities, their friends and their families,” Miss Khan said. “It is a privilege to be here representing all of them.”
The US Embassy in Islamabad also took to Twitter to congratulate Laila Khan.
“Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters,” the embassy tweeted.
Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters. Read more: https://t.co/Ch7E26DpVg— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 17, 2020
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