Pakistan American Friendship Association (PAFA)

Pakistani American Friendship Association, PAFA, Indianapolis, Indiana - Pakistan - Pakistani Community in Indiana - Indianapolis - Indiana - Fishers - Carmel

April 22 -  HAPPY EARTH DAY TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD


Pakistan Day and Community Meet and Greet


This week Pakistanis around the world are commemorating an important day, 23rd March. It was in 1940 at Minar-e-Pakstan, Lahore, when Muslims of United India overcame their differences and came together under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and peacefully demanded a separate homeland for Muslims.  This dream became a reality on August 14th, 1947. Here lies a lesson for Pakistani diaspora of Indiana, when communities are united they are respected and heard.  
Last week, PAFA released its Newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to showcase the Pakistani Community and their interests. If you have not had chance to review the Newsletter, here is the link for your review,

Newsletter Spring 2017 edition 

Across the board, the Pakistani-Americans are working hard and doing their best for the greater good, but our work is not done yet. The way I see, it is that the Pakistani-Americans is a community of immense talents and capacities and therefore more is expected from us. And I believe, and we believe,  we can deliver on those promises. 

For this very reason, PAFA is organizing a great event on Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ one of the best Pakistani Cuisine venues in the town called the Village Restaurant.  Let's call this "Meet & Greet." It's going to be an evening filled with friends & families, dining together with some very exciting music. But more importantly we will have an open-mic system for our Communities to express their views about PAFA and it's future role. And also anyone who has musical talent, poetic talents or who can entertain the audience with funny jokes is more than welcome to do so. We the Executive Committee and the management of the Restaurant are working very hard to put together this program, and we hope to see you all, Inshallah. 

Date: Friday, April 21st
 
Venue:  Village Restaurant, 
4730 Century Plaza Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254

 
Sequence of events
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM guest arrivals and registration
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Let's Talk - Discussion
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Break
9:00 PM - 10:30 Musical program.
Cost $10.00 / per head.

Please register for the event by clicking on the link below,
 
Regards,

Zakir Akbar
(317)459-2814
President - 2017 





Dear Friends of PAFA,

We have learned the very shocking and saddening news of the terrorist suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening where at least 70 people were killed and more than 150 injured.  PAFA expresses deep sorrow over the loss of precious innocent lives and sympathizes with the bereaved families. A wave of terrorist attacks has hit Pakistan during this week.  Earlier today an army convoy was targeted killing three soldiers. On Feb 15, three personnel of the Khasadar force and five civilians were killed in a suicidal attack, and also the very same day a suicide bomber run into a vehicle carrying judges in Peshawar, killing the driver and injuring its four other occupants. On Feb 13, a protest march on Lahore's Charing Cross interchange was attacked by a suicide bomber that killed 13 and injured 85 innocent people. On the same day, two personnel of Baluchistan's bomb disposal squad were killed in Quetta as they attempted to defuse an explosive device planted under a bridge.  
PAFA strongly condemns all the recent resurgence in the terrorist attacks in Pakistan.  May Allah reward all the innocent people, who died in this senseless act of terror, a highest place in the Jannah and give sabar to their families. In this difficult time, we stand together with our beloved nation and pray for the safety of every Pakistani.  May Allah Bless Pakistan.

PAFA Executive Committee


Message from the President:

On Behalf of PAFA Executive Committee - 2017 , I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are humbled by the community's trust in our abilities to lead PAFA this year.   Inshallah with Allah(swt)'s  help and community's  support, PAFA will shine again. It is our pledge to the members that we will uphold the constitution of PAFA with its letter and spirit.  We shall abide by the mission of PAFA, To promote Pakistani culture and Heritage. We will highlight the positive contribution of Pakistani-Americans making in their adopted home, the US.  
We are working on very exciting events and programs which will promote a soft image of Pakistan and benefit Pakistani community as a whole. Please stay tuned for more details. 

Regards, 

Zakir Akbar
317 459 2814

Executive Committee Members:

President Elect : Mr. Amir Chaudhary 
Treasurer :           Mr. Muhammad Ali


PAFA - Executive Committee - 2017


           President:              

Zakir Akbar


President Elect : 

Amir Chaudhary 


             Treasurer :             

Muhammad Ali

Program Directors

 Literature and Culture Promotion:

Prof. Nahyan Fancy

Editor / Academic & Youth Affairs:
Dr. Rafat Siddiqui

Public Media and Public Relations:
Dr. Waqar Mahmud 


Membership:  PAFA is a members driven organization.  Your support
helps  us promote our Cultural identity.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Jun 24 All Day
Saturday, Jul 1 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 19 at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM