Council on PAK-US Relations (COPUR) seeks to build a relationship between the United States and Pakistan that rests on as solid foundation. Such a foundation, viewed from both ends of the spectrum, is one that would be characterized by strengthened and expanded strategic, economic, political and commercial cooperation. Respect for each other’s culture and values; and overall acceptance of each other’s legitimate needs, concerns, interests, and objectives.

COPUR looks to improve bilateral relation through education, political and media awareness between Pakistan and US. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Pakistan. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, cultural heritage events, publications and the participation of American media students and faculty in Pakistan study experiences. COPUR serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, business, and political associations.

We seek an opportunity to work with all like-minded organizations and people to help achieve our goal.


Zeshan Hamid

Zeshan Hamid, President

2016 Achievements

Educational Outreach

  1. Long Island University CW POST Campus lecture
  2. Nassau County Police Department Police Academy introduction to Pakistan Community and lecture
  3. Town Of Hempstead NY introduction to Pakistan community
  4. Nassau County NY introduction to Pakistani community
  5. Port Washington Synagogue – united message of love along with clergy and leaders of all faiths
  6. Outreach to Think Tanks in NY and Washington DC.

Political Out Reach

  1. Coordinated Fundraising event for Hillary Clinton
  2. Coordinated Multiple Fundraising events for Tom Suozzi Congressman from NY
  3. Part of Suozzi Victory party
  4. Met with director of coalitions NY Republican party
  5. Met with Congressman Peter King head of Homeland Security committee
  6. Took part at Day on the Hill
  7. Met with County Executive Ed mangano
  8. Met with NYC Mayor Bil Deblasio South Asian outreach rep.
  9. Attended events hosted by Consulates of following countries: China, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Burma.

Media Outreach

  1. OP-Ed and letter witting campaign to following papers on matters related to Pakistan
  • New York Times
  • Daily News
  • Huffington Post
  • New York Newsday
  • The Nation
  • Dawn
  • Express Tribune
  1. Press release sent out multiple times to over 500 top media outlets in America using a sophisticated media outreach tool.
  2. Interview by New York Newsday ( top 10 circulation in USA) , Channel 12 news, Fox Megan Kelly Show( Top rated TV show in USA ), Morning with Sunali, New York Daily News. ARY, Express, MetroTV, PTV, GEO and Dunya.

Cultural Outreach

  1. Pakistan Day Parade Long Island
  2. APS Attack memorial event
  3. Lahore Attack Fundraiser with Late Amjad Sabri Qawal
  4. Amir Kahn Foundation Fundraiser ( logistics only )
  5. Edhi Sahib prayer and memorial at Pakistan Consulate
  6. Logistics for Sunny Leone event