US President Joe Biden has nominated a Pakistani-American, Dilawar Syed, to serve as the deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Confirming the news released by the White House, Dilawar said he was “deeply humbled & honored” on the nomination, which is yet to be confirmed by the US Senate. Dilawar currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Lumiata.
In his first order after taking the oath of his office on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden removed the travel ban on some Muslim and African nations placed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden returned to the White House late on Wednesday afternoon from the swearing-in ceremony, and right away he started signing the orders that sweep aside Trump’s pandemic response.
A Pakistani-American, Amna Nawaz, has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate. Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour will co-moderate the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Nawaz joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018 and is now its senior national correspondent and primary