A Pakistani-American was honored by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for helping the people on the frontlines amid coronavirus pandemic.
Laila Khan, 10, from Maryland was honored for helping medical workers and firefighters. She donated 100 boxes of cookies to the firefighters and medical workers as they battled the novel coronavirus.
The US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated Laila.
Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters. Read more: https://t.co/Ch7E26DpVg
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— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 17, 2020
In his address to the ceremony, the US president said those we honor remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship ‘can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild’.