Thursday, 26 November 2009
The Council for World Jewry’s involvement with Pakistan grew out of the Council’s extensive outreach to American Muslims and specifically the Pakistani-American community. Through this dialogue, we were encouraged to engage Pakistan directly and Pakistani-American leaders also connected us with Pakistan’s political and intellectual elite.
Through the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America APPNA , representing 15,000 physicians and health care professionals of Pakistani descent, we received an invitation to visit with President Musharraf in Islamabad. Thus was opened Pakistan’s channel to American Jewry, a channel which also briefly allowed for the intensification of Pakistan’s relationship with Israel.