NEW YORK – Sergeant Ali Javed made history when he became the first Muslim and first Pakistani-American to join the elite New York City Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit (NYPD ESU).

NYPD Muslim Officers Society tweeted on his appointment as “Sgt. Ali Javed making history by becoming the first Muslim American and first Pakistani American to join the elite NYPD ESU protecting New York city, USA.”

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated Ali Javed on his achievement.