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Pakistan Cultural Garden Groundbreaking

Pakistan Cultural Garden Groundbreaking
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
MLK Blvd.
May 22, 2022

Cleveland's Pakistani community came out for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pakistan Cultural Garden.

Pakistan Cultural Garden

A ceremony was held before the ceremonial ground breaking with shovels.It began with a welcome by Nazima Hussain.

Nazima Hussain

Nazima Hussain

The opening dua was led by Farzaad, son of Fawad and Zarmeenay Taj.

Farzaad, son of Fawad and Zarmeenay Taj

Farzaad, son of Fawad and Zarmeenay Taj

The American national anthem was led by Summer, daughter of Tanveer and Nazima Hussain.

Summer, daughter of Tanveer and Nazima Hussain

Summer, daughter of Tanveer and Nazima Hussain

The Pakistan national anthem was performed on flute by Rayyah, daughter of Raheil and Sobia Rashid.

Rayyah, daughter of Raheil and Sobia Rashid

Rayyah, daughter of Raheil and Sobia Rashid



Malka Khan, President of PCG, gave the Welcome Address.

Malka Khan

Malka Khan


Uzma Rahman gave the PAL Welcome.

Uzma Rahman

Uzma Rahman

Dr. Wael Khoury, president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, gave his remarks.

Dr. Wael Khoury

Dr. Wael Khoury

Saleem Ahmad spoke of the importance of the Pakistani Cultural Garden.

Saleem Ahmad

Saleem Ahmad

Dr. Mansoor Ahmed then gave his remarks.

Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Dr. Mansoor Ahmed


Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell spoke about how Pakistan fits in the quilt of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Councilman Kevin Conwell

Councilman Kevin Conwell

The Hon. Tariq Karim, Consul General of Pakistan from Chicago, spoke about Pakistani representation in America.

The Hon. Tariq Karim

The Hon. Tariq Karim

Saleem Abbas gave the architect's perspective of the project.

Saleem Abbas

Saleem Abbas

Masroor Malik gave the Treasurer's report.

Masroor Malik

Masroor Malik

Nabil Ather recited some inspirational poetry in Urdu.

Nabil Ather

Nabil Ather

Kahkshan Saleem gave some closing remarks.

Kahkshan Saleem

Kahkshan Saleem

Here is a video of the entire ceremony and the groundbreaking.



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Enjoy these other images from the groundbreaking in the Pakistan Cultural Garden.

Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Groundbreaking of Pakistan Cultural Garden


Masroor Malik and Malka Khan


Pakistan Cultural Garden tent





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