Mayor's Office Press Release
City of Houston Shows Solidarity with the People of Pakistan After Devastating Flooding
City Hall Lights Honor Victims and Local Pakistani Community
August 28, 2022 -- As a sign of solidarity with the Houston area Pakistani community, Mayor Sylvester Turner this evening authorized the lights of City Hall to shine green and white in honor of the victims of the devastating monsoon rains and floods in Pakistan. (see photos below).
Dark green and white are the colors of the country's national flag.
"An estimated 60,000 to 80,000 people of Pakistani descent live in the Houston area. We are all shocked and saddened by the horrific images of widespread damage, and our collective hearts go out to them as the devastating flooding has claimed lives and property. We stand with our local Pakistani community and pledge to do our part to assist with local relief efforts," said Mayor Turner.
The mayor has been in contact with the Pakistani Consulate General of Houston, expressed his condolences, and pledged his support for the families.