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Date Posted 10/10/11

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Malik was awarded Golden Hoosier Award 

Dr. Malik's portion is at minute 31.

Mr. Malik was one of the founding members of PAFA and served as the second president of the organization. He is a still a very active supporter of this organization.

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Secretary Michael Gargano of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration presented Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Malik, of Carmel, with the Golden Hoosier Award. A ceremony, recognizing the 24 Hoosier senior winners, was held at the Normandy Barn on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  

Malik received the Golden Hoosier Award for his service to the community. For several decades, he has volunteered for all of the mosques and various interfaith organizations across the Indianapolis area. He delivers sermons and speeches that foster interfaith understanding and peace.

"Muhammad is one of the countless Hoosiers who serve our state and the community daily, never asking anything in return," said Lt. Gov. Skillman. "The individuals we honor today are leading by example and showing us what it means to be a genuine friend and neighbor."

The Golden Hoosier Award is a collaboration between Lt. Governor Skillman and FSSA that began in 2008. It is considered one of the highest honors given by the state to seniors, and recognizes individuals who have never received a state award before.

"We are pleased to join Lt. Governor Skillman in recognizing these outstanding seniorHoosiers," said Michael Gargano, secretary of FSSA. "Their dedication to public service ensures that Indiana will continue to be a great place to live and to work."

Candidates for the award were nominated by Area Agencies on Aging and local organizations.

Date Posted: 10/10/11

Immigration 101:

Is our immigration system broken?

Wednesday, October 5

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Krannert Room/Interchurch Center

1100 West 42nd Street

Free and open to the public

Please join Angela D. Adams, Board President of the Immigrant Welcome Center and immigration attorney with Lewis & Kappes, P.C., for an overview on the basic avenues for pursuing lawful immigration status and a discussion about the complexities and challenges of our current immigration laws.

We will also provide information about the recent announcement by the Obama administration and its impact in Indiana.

Please RSVP at or call (317) 808-2326. 

Date Posted: 8/31/11

Entertainment: Legendary Pakistani singer Arif Lohar with famous female singer Fauzia

(Arif Lohar was unable to perform at APPNA St Louis Friday night banquet due to visa delay but now he is touring USA)

Date: Saturday, September 17 at 7.00 pm

Location: Downtown Hyatt regency (ballroom), Louisville, KY

Ticket :

Before Sept 12: Member $75 Nonmember $95

Sept 12 and on: Member $90 Nonmember 110

(Membership fee is $50 for Physician and $35 for Non physician and would provide immediate family members with discounted ticket price)

Babysitting would be available for $10 per child.


Date Posted: 8/28/11

The lates Pakistani Movie BOL will be aired at Georgetown 14 Cinemas, Indianapolis, IN on SAT 3RD SEP -at 6:00 PM.

Date Posted: 8/23/11

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to our Eid day open house on tuesday august 30th from 5-8 pm. It will be held at 6514 Royal Run blvd, Zionsville IN 46077 which is in the Royal Run subdivision. We hope to have a fun filled evening of eating home made food and lots of fun activities for the kids. So please spread the word/email around and this is an open invitation for everyone to come and celebrate eid-ul-fitr with us. The hosts of the evening are:

Tehniyat Hussain, Aisha Hamid, Hina Sheikh, Saira Zakir, Naila Hameed, Tehmina Nadeem, Aisha Hashmat, Mariam Khan, Hala Fatima, Samreen Syed, Uniqah Muzaffar, Shamaila Waseem, Nighat Tahir, Ruby Rizvi, Sabiha Malik, Afia Naqvi, Saba Hussain, Amara Munir, Walia Hassan, Sara Niazi, Myda Khalid, Beenish Amjad, Ayesha Arif, Jamila Zafar, Asima Yunus Sheikh, Kiran Naqvi, and Kanwal Zaidi.

We look foward to seeing you there!!!

Take care and happy rest of Ramadan

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