A man of Pakistani origin on Wednesday made history as he became the first Muslim to join the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Emergency Services Unit.
Sergeant Ali Javed became not only the first Muslim but also the first Pakistani to be became a member of the elite force, NYPD Muslim Officers Society ─ an organization representing Muslim American Law Enforcement Members ─ announced in a twitter post.
"Sergeant Ali Javed making history by becoming the first Muslim American, first Pakistani American to join the elite NYPD ESU protecting NYC, USA," the tweet read
Responding to the news, the United States Embassy in Islamabad also posted a congratulatory message on its twitter account.
"Congratulations Sergeant Javed," the embassy posted.