Ali Javed , a man of Pakistani origin, has become the first Muslim to join the the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) Emergency Services Unit.
He is also the first Pakistani to become a member of the elite force, according to NYPD Muslim Officers Society , an organisation representing Muslim American Law Enforcement Members.
"Sergeant Ali Javed making history by becoming the first Muslim American, first Pakistani American to join the elite NYPD ESU protecting NYC, USA," Dawn news quoted the tweets of the organisation as announcing.
Responding to the news, the US Embassy in Islamabad also posted a congratulatory message on its twitter account.
"Congratulations Sergeant Javed," the embassy posted.
(With IANS inputs)