This paper is based on an interview with a individual living in the US but who is not native to the U.S. The paper examines what brought him to the US and how he perceives America. The purpose of the paper is to gauge a broader global perspective.
During my years at university I never had the opportunity to conduct an interview before and I was really excited at the prospect of interviewing someone for this assignment.
I had spoken to him on the phone and at my behest he had agreed to be interviewed by me. He is 24 years of age and was working with a management consultancy for the past 2 years in the US. He had come to the US in August 2000 to attend Undergrad courses at Middlebury College. Majoring in economics he graduated with honours in 2004 and was offered a decent job with a respectable American consultancy firm in their Boston Office. After his exemplary performance in the Boston office he was shifted to their Washington D.C Office in late 2005 where he was working till his resignation this February. He will be returning to Pakistan in the first week of March and has been hired by an International Bank with operations in Pakistan. His name is Imran Quershi and he is a Muslim by birth. Being brought up in the port city of Karachi he moved to the United States in 2000. His family is a well educated, upper-middle class family and both his parents are practicing Surgeons and moderate Muslims like him.
As per the census survey in 2000 the number Pakistanis living in the United States were 0.1 % of the US population. ...