Trump honors Pakistani-American girl along corona crisis heroes at White House
WASHINGTON: A 10-year-old Pakistani American girl scout has been honored by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump along with other coronavirus crisis heroes for helping the people on the frontlines.
Laila Khan, 10, from Maryland was recognized as American coronavirus hero as she has donated cookies to nurses and firefighters.
On its Twitter page, the US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated Laila Khan.
A couple of days ago, an ‘extraordinary’ Pakistani origin general physician, Dr Karamat Mirza, who was still working at the age of 84, has become the ninth family doctor to die from coronavirus in Britain.
Hundreds of people had lined the streets and clapped in honour of an 84-year-old doctor who died with coronavirus.
Dr Karamat Mirza had worked at Old Road Medical Practice in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, until two weeks ago when he contracted Covid-19.
The funeral cortege had toured the town, passing along the seafront on its way to the ceremony.
Dr Karamat Mirza, who was raised in Pakistan by a family of doctors before moving to England in 1966, was still treating patients up until two weeks ago at the Old Road Medical Practice at Clacton-on-Sea – where he had run the surgery for 40 years.
But last Monday, Dr Mirza was taken to hospital after both he and his wife of 48 years, nurse Estelle, 71, tested positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms.