Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) A man of Pakistani origin has made history as he became the first Muslim to join the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Emergency Services Unit. Also Read - Trump Skips G20 Summit on Pandemic Preparedness, Later Spotted at His Golf Course: Report

Sergeant Ali Javed became not only the first Muslim but also the first Pakistani to become a member of the elite force, NYPD Muslim Officers Society — an organisation representing Muslim American Law Enforcement Members — announced in a twitter post. Also Read - Won’t Let Rigged Election Steal Our Country: Trump Takes U-turn After Acknowledging Biden’s Victory

“Sergeant Ali Javed making history by becoming the first Muslim American, first Pakistani American to join the elite NYPD ESU protecting NYC, USA,” Dawn news quoted the tweets of the organisation as announcing. Also Read - US Election 2020 Results: Biden Leads in Pennsylvania, Votes in Georgia to be Recounted

Responding to the news, the US Embassy in Islamabad also posted a congratulatory message on its twitter account.

“Congratulations Sergeant Javed,” the embassy posted.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.