ISLAMABAD—US President Donald Trump honoured a 10-year-old Pakistani-American girl scout along with other coronavirus crisis heroes for helping the people on the frontlines during the crisis.
Laila Khan is from Maryland was recognised as a coronavirus hero as she has donated cookies to nurses and firefighters. She was also acknowledged by the US embassy in Pakistan on their social media accounts.
President Trump awarded her with a letter of recognition on May 15 during the ceremony. Laila and two other scouts donated 100 boxes of girl scout cookies to local medical workers and firefighters, accompanied by personalised cards for them.
“While we are honored that our troop was invited to be here today, we know that we are just part of the millions of other children out there that are doing amazing things to support their communities, their friends and their families,” Miss Khan said. “It is a privilege to be here representing all of them.”
On its Twitter page, the US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated Laila Khan.
“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,” the embassy tweeted.