CHICAGO: At the emotional close of a farewell address here on Tuesday, President of the United States, Barack Obama paid a tearful tribute to his wife Michelle Obama and teenage daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Ann Obama.
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the south side, for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend,” Obama said while looking at the first lady.
“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor,” he told his wife.
“A new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You’ve made me proud. You´ve made the country proud.”
Obama met Michelle in Chicago and it was where the Obama daughters were born. Obama also put it in a Facebook post ahead of the speech, “for Michelle and me, Chicago is where it all started.”
During his speech, the president praised his daughters as the “two amazing young women”.
“Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad,” he said. “You are smart, and you are beautiful, but more importantly, you are kind, and you are thoughtful, and you are full of passion. And you bore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily.”
After Obama concluded his speech, his family came together on stage for a warm embrace.
Hafiz Saeed should be arrested and charged for his crimes: US
LAHORE: US has said today that JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed should be arrested and charged for his crimes.
According to details, on learning that JuD leader has been released, State Department held: “The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan.
“The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes.”
It is pertinent to mention here that by means of Executive Order 13224 he had been termed Specially Designated Global Terrorist US Department of Treasury.
Today, while delivering a Khutba before Friday prayers at Jamia Maslid Al-Qadsia here, Hafiz Saeed said that he was fighting for the freedom of Pakistan and Kashmir.
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USAID-funded training empowers 143 young girls: Deputy CG John Warner attends graduation ceremony!
EDITED BY: M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: Deputy Consul General John Warner today attended the graduation ceremony of 143 young girls trained under a USAID-funded training.
The program was implemented at Aman Tech – one of Pakistan’s leading vocational training institutes for under-served youth.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy CG Warner said: “I am glad that USAID and Aman Tech have been able to open the doors to prosperity for these young girls through a mix of vocational training and education. This project has provided them with the tools they need to become productive citizens with a positive influence on their families and society.”
CEO, Aman Foundation, Malik Ahmad Jalal maintained: “Aman Foundation strongly believes in empowering women, as they play a vital role in nurturing their families and hence the nation as a whole. We thank USAID for continued support and hope our mutual mission of empowering women and transforming lives will brighten Pakistan’s future.”
PS: This was the second group of trainees to graduate from the “Training and Reading for Adolescents in Need” project under USAID’s Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program. The young girls from Karachi received basic education for five months, along with technical training in the art of stitching, for three months where they learned the skills of making bedsheets, curtains, and women’s apparel.