A Pakistani-American commander has been appointed as the assistant chief of Houston Police. He has become the first Muslim to be appointed on this post anywhere in the country.
Yasar Bashir’s appointment as assistant chief, head of the Family Violence Department, was made by Chief Troy Finner.
“Yasir Bashir, a Pakistani-American commander, was appointed Assistant Chief of Houston Police as Head of the family violence department. Bashir will be the first Muslim assistant chief of police in the United States,” US Embassy Islamabad tweeted.
Yasar hailed from Lahore. His family migrated to the US in 1985 when he was 8 years old.