One America Voices: Iqra Khan

The One America Movement is excited to launch a new initiative called One America Voices. Twice a week, we will publish short interviews with Americans from all walks of life. By hearing each other’s stories, we can begin to reduce the divisiveness and polarization in our society. Enjoy – share with your networks and on social media using the hashtag: #1AmericaVoices

Iqra Khan

Washington, D.C.

Program Coordinator: Georgetown University

1. What’s the best show on Netflix right now?

A: I am currently not following many shows on Netflix but my all-time favorite show is The Office! I can’t even count the number of times I have watched that show. My favorite character is definitely Dwight Schrute played by Rainn Wilson. His intense mannerisms, his failed attempts to appease Michael Scott, and his falling for Jim’s pranks always get me.

2. Your family is from Islamabad, Pakistan. Tell us more about Islamabad and what it’s like.

A: My family originally comes from Pakistan and after living in the United States for such a long time they moved to Islamabad, Pakistan quite a few years back. Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and it’s absolutely beautiful! From breathtaking hill ranges to the lakes, the architecture, the greenery, the traditional outfits, the art, the people, and of course the food, you definitely have to experience it for yourself to really know what an amazing city Islamabad is. A lot of people don’t know this, but English is commonly spoken in Islamabad and other metropolitan cities in Pakistan. It’s an interesting blend of different cultures and traditions from all over the country along with a western fusion.

3. What’s the nicest thing anybody has ever done for you?

A: That is hard to answer because I have been blessed with people around me that have done so many nice things for me and have always inspired me. However, once I had to re-route my flight to Pakistan and go through connecting flights in Germany and Turkey. I was exhausted: what was supposed to be a one day journey ended up being five days. I remember I only had twenty minutes to board my plane in Istanbul and the airport was huge! I was so lost and stressed but then this old man stopped and went out of his way to help me. I still remember that day and always wish him well.

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