Join PAFA for its New Year Commencement Party
To purchase tickets, please click at the link below,
You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate another exciting year with PAFA. This will be an evening to remember. The new leadership will be introduced who will present their vision for 2014. We will recognize our volunteers, past leadership and patrons for their contributions during the previous year. A musical group will entertain you with live music and songs, and delicious traditional Pakistani food will be served. Event details are as follows:
Venue: Zionsville Town Hall
1100 W Oak St, Zionsville, IN 46077
Date: Saturday, 1st February
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Children under 7 years old -- Free
Children 7 - 12 years old -- $5.00
Adults and Youths, over 12 years age -- $15.00
Please note due to limited seating capacity, tickets are sold on first come, first serve basis. Please hurry, before event is sold out!
Pak-Am Day 2013 was a Big Success
Pak-Am Day 2013 was a huge success. More than 336 community members attended the function. Every one enjoyed event activities, which included poster presentation about Pakistan, Cooking Demo, Painting exhibition b, US and pakistani anthems, regional dances, fashion Show, comedy skit, singing, and musical evening. Food and its presentation was great, event decor was very colorful, and overall conduct of event was smooth and inviting. Congressman Andre Carson attended and enjoyed the function. More than 50 community volunteers worked tirelessly for number of weeks to make this evening happen. Hats off to wonderful community members, supporters and patrons who attended this program and left a positive mark of a well integrated community.
Pak-AM Day 2013 on Sat Nov 2, 2013
Pak-Am Day tickets are sold out. Thank you for supporting your organization
PAFA Picnic at West Park, Carmel, Aug 24, 2013
PAFA picnic at West Park, Carmel Indiana was a huge success. More than 150 community members attended the picnic. Meet and greet session started with Donuts, fruits and appetizers while music was played in the background. There were games for kids and adults. Most participated was a tug of war, and cricket match. Music program started after lunch. Dr. Nabiha and Dr. Arif played beautiful tunes and songs, everyone enjoyed Pakistani melodies. All participants took part while Pakistan and American national anthem were played by Nabiha, Arif and Maham. Special thanks from PAFA Executive Committee to all volunteers especially to Arif, Nabiha, Khalid, Tahir Virk, Alam, Muzaffar and Jamal to make this event a success. Pictures of the event can be seen in the Photo section.
501-C3 Status for PAFA, July 2013
IRS has approved Tax Exempt status of 501-C3 for PAFA. This is a big achievement for PAFA. This means donations to PAFA are Federal tax exempt now. Many thanks to past and present Executive Committee members who completed different requirements and paper work in this process.
As always, PAFA is thankful to its patrons for their continuous support. We hope being a non-profit organization will help us generate more funds. This is our organization and the funding we generate will help to serve our community in a better manner.
PAFA's Dinner for Visiting Pakistani Students at Ball State University, June 28, 2013
PAFA organized a dinner in honor of 40 visiting students and faculty members from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Isra University, Hyderabad at Ball State University Indiana under exchange student program. Local community members exchanged views with the visiting members and made an effort to increase cultural understanding between Pakistani and American citizens.
PAFA's Gleaners Food Drive May 11,2013
More than 20 PAFA volunteers participated in sorting out variety of food items and cans at Food Drive by Postal Service at a local post office. Thousands of food items were donated by local communities for food pantries of Indianapolis. It was a good opportunity for PAFA volunteers to mingle with other volunteers from different organizations and with postal employees to serve the local communities.
PAFA Table Tennis Tournament, at Monon Center April 20th, 2013
PAFA Table Tennis Tournament was participated by large numbers of members, friends and families. Matches were organized by groups of Men, Women, Boys and Girls. Winners were given trophies and runners up were awarded medals. Participants were served with water, tea and Samosas. Tournament provided a very healthy activity for whole family and offered an opportunity of socializing as well.
PAFA participated in 23rd March, function at Pakistan Consulate, Chicago
PAFA Executive Committee represented PAFA on the invitation of Consular General of Pakistan at Chicago. It was a well organized function largely attended by Pakistani Community members in MidWest region. Consular General appreciated the efforts of PAFA civic involvement in establishing better image of Pakistan among the local community.
PAFA Writer's Forum Sunday Feb 10th, 2013
PAFA Writer's Forum was attended by large number of community members. It was organized at Pyramid Buildings, Indianapolis. Rafia Zakria gave presentation was based upon research and first hand knowledge of the ever evolving geo-political environment of Pakistan. Presentation was followed by open question-answer session, which high lighted perspective from different views. Light tea and snacks were served after the presentation.
Dear Friends of Pakistan:
We hope you have had a great start to the New Year. PAFA executive committee and members are all looking forward to a vibrant and productive year ahead. We will like to take this opportunity to invite you to The Writer’s Forum, the first PAFA event of 2013.
We are very lucky to have Ms. Rafia Zakaria as the speaker at The Writer’s Forum. As most of you are well aware, Rafia has written extensively on many topics. Her areas of interest are human rights. She is on the Board of Directors at Amnesty International, USA. She is also a regular columnist at The Dawn, a leading newspaper in Pakistan. In addition, she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory/Comparative Politics at Indiana University. Rafia frequently visits Pakistan and has first hand knowledge of the ever-evolving geopolitical environment of Pakistan. She is also very conversant with the changing political climate in the USA. This is a great opportunity to learn and have a great discussion about obvious and inadvertent potential consequences of impending US departure from Afghanistan and its effects on Pakistan
Details are as under.
The Writers Forum
Topic: American Departure from Afghanistan – Regional Effects
Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 3 to 5 pm.
Venue: 3500 DePauw Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46268. Pyramid three, Lower Level Conference Room (A&B).
Tickets: $5 for PAFA members.
$10 for non-members
Free for students
Refreshments: Light snacks and tea will be served
Please RSVP by Feb 8, 2013. Please email email@example.com or call 317-674-6500.
Please plan to attend and also invite your friends and colleagues. Looking forward to seeing you.
PAFA Executive Committee
PAFA's Wheeler Mission Participation Dec 31, 2012
PAFA volunteers participated in Wheeler Mission at Indianpolis and
participated in distribution of food to people at shelter.
PAFA 2nd PAK-AM DAY (PAKISTAN-AMERICAN DAY)
PAFA organized 2nd PAK-AM DAY on September 8, 2012. The event was a huge
success and more than 500 community members participated colorful program
which included national anthems of America and Pakistan, traditional wedding
ceremony, cooking demo, exhibits, short documentaries, regional dances, bazar,
songs, browsing library, visual slides show, Hina, picture studio, followed by tasty
authentic cuisine along with musical program. All the participants appreciated
and enjoyed the evening. Please visit glimpses of program in the recent photos.
PAFA's Gleaner food drive May12, 2012
About 20 PAFA volunteers helped the postal service in Indianapolis unload and organize thousands of food items donated for food pantries in Indianapolis. It was a good show of care and support for the community. Pictures of the event can be seen here.
PAFA's first general body meeting for 2012 and Pakistan day picnic was held on April 15, 2012
About 100 people participated on a nice sunny day. We had fun activities like Tug of War, sack race and cricket. Food was catered from Bombay Bazar. Pictures of the event can be seen here. Next general body meeting and picnic will be on June 9, 2012. Please make an effort to participate.
PAFA distribution of Care Kits to Tornado Victims of Henryville Indiana, March 2012
PAFA team members visited tornado hit areas of Henryville Indiana, met with local community members and local Church staff who are managing relief efforts with the help of United Way America. PAFA donated more than100 Care Kits to the local community by raising around $1100 from PAFA community members.
PAFA Volunteer Party
More than 50 PAFA volunteers got togather on March 3rd, 2012 to celebrate their accomplishments in 2011. Pictures will be posted soon.
2011 PAFA Annual Report.
Click here to view the report.
2011 PAFA Financial Statement.
Click here to view the statement.
PAFA Executive Committee for 2013.
• Tahir Mahmood - President
• Zakir Akbar - President Elect
• Atif Baloch - General Secretary
• Ayesha Ahmad – Treasurer
• Zahoor Waseem - President 2012
Writer's Fourm Videos are now available in the Video Section
Writer's forum, October 22nd 2011.
PAFA organized an interactive discussion with leading book authors and journalist Ethan Casey and Rafia Zakaria on October 22nd. More than 50 people attended this event. The topic of the discussion was "Is Pakistan a problem that needs to be resolved".
Many thanks to the volunteers, participants and the speakers.
Click here to see the pictures of the event. Video of the speeches and Question and Answer session will be posted soon.
PAFA participated again in 2011 at the annual
Pedal for Peace Gala
In 2011 Pedal for Peace supported Interfaith Hunger Initiative which supports Gleaners Food Bank &Global Interfaith Partnership's Umoja Project.
October 1, 2011 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Major Taylor Velodrome, 3649 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222
PAFA General Body Meeting
When: Sunday September 25th at 5pm.
Where: Roy G Holland Memorial Park in Fishers.11650 Holland Drive Fishers, IN (map)
· Overview of PAFA activities 2011 (to date and for the remainder of the year)
· Feedback on PAFA Constitution Amendments.
· Financial update. Income and expenditures. (to date and for the remainder of the year)
· Membership drive. (Attendees feedback on what can be done to motivate people to pay yearly dues).
· PAFA’s registration as 5013-C organization.
· Communication Standards for PAFA e-mails, website, and face book page.
· Tea and meetings conclusion.
PAFA Annual Picnic
On the afternoon of Sunday, September 18th, 2011 around 200 individuals gathered at the Roy G Holland Memorial Park in Fishers for PAFA annual Picnic.
Activities included BBQ meal, music, Cricket, Sack Races, play area for kids, face painting and Pithu. People enjoyed all of these activities but Pithu got the most attention.
Event pictures can be seen here.
Many thanks to Ayesha Ahmad, Dr. Arif Nazir, Dr. Asif Ansari, Dr. Saeeda Khairi, Dr. Talha Idrees, Dr. Zahoor Waseem, Hamid Ahmad, Muzaffar Ahmad, Tehniyet Hussain, Tim Irwin, Uniqah Muzaffar and Walia Hassan for making this event a success.
Pakistan American (PAK-AM) Day
PAK-AM Day was a great success. Around 500 attended this event and had a great time.
Some highlights included cooking demos, poster display, book stall, music and documentary shows, fashion show, live music, Pakistani buffet, trivia about Pakistan and USA, a mock Pakistani wedding and more.
PAFA humbly thanks all who volunteered their time, talents, and contributions. A special thanks to St. Luke's UMC for hosting the event at their facility and many thanks to all that attended.
Photos and videos have been uploaded to the PAK-AM Day 16July2011 photo album. If you have PAK-AM Day pictures you wish to share please feel free to upload them to our album.
Helping Tornado victims in the Midwest
PAFA raised over $1125 dollars for disaster relief for the tornado event. On Memorial Day, May 30th more than 10 PAFA volunteers assembled 100 care kits that were sent to Hearts to Hearts international to get distributed to our fellow Americans affected by the recent Tornadoes in the Midwest.
Many thanks to Walia for organizing this event and to all the donors and volunteers for their participation. Please take a gander at our pictures.
The Gleaners Food Drive was a SUCCESS!!!!
PAFA's team was complimented a number of times for their speed and ability to unload and sort the numerous deliveries that came throughout the day. Team PAFA had the "CAN" do effort. Many Thanks to all the people that helped make this year's Gleaners Food Drive event a success. Please check out our photos.