The Pakistani American Leadership Center is the only Pakistani American advocacy organization with a professional office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
In 2004, PAL-C was created to fill a much needed void – an organization that would devote its resources solely to give the Pakistani American community a voice and a presence on Capitol Hill.
Since then, PAL-C has become a strong force on Capitol Hill, representing the concerns of the Pakistani American community nation-wide.
US and Pakistani interests do diverge in some areas, but combating Al Qeada isn't one of them. In fact, the speculation around Pakistan's complicity following the killing of Osama bin Laden is misplaced and harmful to our future cooperation with Pakistan, making us less safe.
The recent killing of Osama bin Laden has engendered speculation about the possible complicity of the Pakistani state in harboring Mr. bin Laden. But that speculation is misplaced and harmful to our future counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan, making us less safe.
We must be very clear on where our strategic differences with Pakistan lie – and combating Al Qaeda is not one of them.