Pakistan American Friendship Association (PAFA)

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PAFA pleased to join hands with Indiana Indian Business Council (IIBC) and India Association of Indianapolis ( IIAI) to host a cricket match between Indian and Pakistani Community teams. The event is to celebrate United Nations International  Day of PEACE, September 21st, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. So we ask all of you to join us with your family and friends to this exciting match!




Please note change of location!

On behalf of Pakistanis living across Indiana,  PAFA welcome Mr. Khizr Khan to Indiana.  It gives us immense pride that this Pakistani born individual is serving as  beacon of liberty in this land. His son served this nation by giving the ultimate sacrifice and his father is teaching and reminding all of us about true ideals on which this great nation was founded upon.   




PAFA on behalf of Pakistanis living across Indiana welcome  Malala YousufZai to their adopted home. 




PAKISTAN 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

1- INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC 

You are cordially invited to join PAFA along with Pakistani Community and their friends to celebrate Pakistan's 70th  independence Day. It is a FREE Pitch-in public event and you are encouraged to invite your friends and family to celebrate this auspicious day.  Here are the details,


When:    Saturday August 19th
           11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:   Cool Creek Park - Shelters C & D

             2000 East 151st  Street, Carmel, IN 46033


PARK MAP


Admission:  Free  with registration  

REGISTRATION


Please note it is a Community Pitch-in Event. Please contact following individuals for Details,


  1. Mrs. Tanzila Baig : 586 945 6335
  2. Mrs. Saira Zakir : 317 435 9137
  3. Mr. Zakir Akbar:  317 459 2814
  4. Amir Chaudhry :  317 560 8545
  5. Mohammad Ali :  630 363 4170 

2- AN EVENING WITH ALAMGIR

To celebrate the spirit of Pakistan, we have invited Pakistan’s music legend, Alamgir to entertained our community with his melodious voice and the songs most of us grew up listening to.  Here are the details,

When: Saturday August 26th
               7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where:     Maple Glen Elementary School,
                 17171 Ditch Road
                 Westfield, IN 46074

 Tickets:     General Admission :    $25.00
                               Students :   $15:00
                  Graduates Class of 2017 :    Free           
                Children under 13 :     Free
           
You may securely buy your tickets online by clicking at the link below,

 

HAPPY - US INDEPENDENCE DAY

PAFA  Executive Committee and Board of directors  wish you all 

A Happy 4th of July!

An Evening with Alamgir

Change of Date- Saturday August 26th, 2017

Due to overwhelming requests from the community, PAFA has decided to reschedule the event date to accommodate maximum number of Alamgir fans.

Please join us to welcome Pakistan's legendary Pop Music Icon Alamgir. He will be performing on Saturday, August 26th at Maple Glenn Elementary School, Westfield, IN 46074. 

Here are the event details,

7:00 PM  Door Opens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Social hour - Refreshments served

8:30 PM - 8:45  PM  

9:00 PM  Alamgir live

To recognise our Community Graduates of 2017, we are offering FREE Tickets as our token of appreciation for their accomplishment.


TICKETS 



PAFA - Summer 2017  Newsletter is out!


Newsletter


PAFA - ZNFashions  Mother's Day Fashion Exhibition

PAFA is pleased to announce that we are bringing an exhibition of ladies designer clothes to our community. PAFA has collaborated with ZN Fashions and is hosting the exhibition on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. Make this a treat for Mother's day or buy the elegant clothes for upcoming Ramazan and Eid activities. 
PAFA is committed to bringing quality events and programs to our community and will continue to do so with your cooperation. Our hopes are that the community members will encourage our efforts by their enthusiastic participation.

PAFA - Community Update


Friday April 21, 2017 was a very especial day for PAFA and our Community, i.e. after a gap of almost a year and a half, PAFA successfully launched a "Meet and Greet Evening." PAFA Executive Committee, and the wonderful owner and the staff of Village Restaurant worked hard to put together a casual evening of delicious food and great musical program. The night was filled with laughter, pleasant conversation, and Pakistani music. The All Star Band entertained all of us with some magical keyboard performance with wide range of songs including the unplugged ones. The audience also demonstrated their musical talents too which was a delight to itself. Here are some pictures of the evening that we would like to share with you, enjoy!  Event Pictures

Zakir Akbar

President - 2017 

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

(317)689-7226


             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.

Proposed Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 21 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 30 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 4 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 23 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM