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Pakistani Cultural Garden at One World Day

Though the Pakistani Cultural Garden is still in the planning and fund-raising phase, the Cleveland Pakistani community was out in full force at the 72nd annual One World Day.

Members of the community marched in the annual Parade of Flags.

Pakistani Garden in One World Day Parade of Flags

Later at the site of the Pakistani Garden there was food, music, games for kids, information and lots of fun.

Pakistani Cultural Garden on One World Day

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Cleveland American Middle East Organization 47th anniversary

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian political action organization established in 1970. They celebrated their 47th anniversary and induction of new officers at a dinner event at St. Elias Cultural Center.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board

CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani surprised board member and Pakistani community member Dr. Mansour Ahmed with a birthday cake and the crowd sang Happy Birthday. Dr. Mansour then made remarks.

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Cake for Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

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Pakistan History and Culture

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks.

The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars and a limited conflict - in 1947-48, 1965, and 1999 respectively - over the disputed Kashmir territory.

A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in mid-1998. India-Pakistan relations improved in the mid-2000s but have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and have been further strained by attacks in India by militants suspected of being backed by Pakistan.

Nawaz SHARIF took office as prime minister in 2013, marking the first time in Pakistani history that a democratically elected government completed a full term and transitioned to a successive democratically elected government. Following a series of bomb and suicide attacks by the Tehrik-e Pakistan Taliban (TTP) begun in 2007, the Pakistan Government and TTP representatives agreed to a cease-fire in early 2014. However, by mid-year 2014 the talks collapsed and the TTP resumed attack plotting against Pakistani targets.

(From the CIA World Factbook)

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