Pakistani-American appointed as 1st Muslim police assistant chief in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Pakistani-American commander, Yasar Bashir, was appointed as Houston's first Muslim assistant chief of police, according to a tweet from the U.S. Embassy of Islamabad.

Bashir was appointed Saturday by Chief Troy Finner. He is assistant chief as head of the Family Violence Department.

Bashir was formerly commander of Major Assaults for the Midwest Division, responsible for District 18.

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