Just weeks before his administration comes to an end, the White House announced Dec. 16, 2020, that President Donald Trump intends to nominate a slew of individuals to key positions, among them a Pakistani-American.
Dr. Munr Kazmir, of New Jersey, is to be nominated as a Member of the National Council on Disability, along with several others.
Kazmir, who was born in Pakistan in 1957, is a doctor, businessman and philanthropist, according to his profile available on kazmir.org.
A graduate of the University of Punjab in Pakistan, Dr. Kazmir completed his residency requirements at Mayo Hospital in Lahore as well as at Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.
He came to the U.S. in 1984, where he completed his Internal Medicine internship at the White Plains Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center in 1986. He went on to complete additional medical studies in 1988 at Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
In Houston, Dr. Kazmir was a lead fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Fund at the Methodist Hospital of Houston, the website says. Since then, he has engaged in numerous philanthropic initiatives related to hospital staffing and health care for the needy.
Today, he serves on a number of different boards including: the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, American Jewish Congress, Chabad House, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), among others. He biography says he was also a former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Republican Leadership Council, GOPAC, Republican Regents, Board of Trustees of Liberty Health Systems and former Chairman of Liberty Health Systems Foundation, former Trustee of the Hackensack University Hospital Foundation, former Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media Research Institution (MEMRI), and former Chairman of NATPAC (Metropolitan Area). He is also active in promoting democratic government in the Middle East and human rights including women’s rights causes, the website says.
Dr. Kazmir was nominated as a Delegate-at-Large for the 2020 Republican National Convention. On Sept. 9 this year, his appointment was confirmed as a representative to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB), according to the biography.