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Congresswoman Clarke Remembers Asghar Choudri

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement in remembrance of Asghar Choudri, a community leader known as the “Mayor of Little Pakistan” in Brooklyn. Choudri, an accountant, was a member of Community Board 14, president of the Pakistani American Federation of New York, and chairman of the Pakistani American Merchant Association.

“I will remember Asghar Choudri for his dedication to the community of immigrants from Pakistan that has found a home in Brooklyn,” said Congresswoman Clarke, who as member of both the New York City Council and now in Congress has represented many first-generation and second-generation immigrants from Pakistan. “I will also remember his kindness, his interest in helping other people. He had lived in his life the American Dream, and he wanted everyone to have the opportunity to succeed.”


U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.