PAKISTANI AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

United by Memories, Bound by Friendship

INDIANA CHAND RAAT BAZAAR 2024

This annual event is organized by ZN Fashions and promises a delightful day filled with shopping, cultural activities, and entertainment for the whole family.

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ABOUT PAFA

Pakistani American Friendship Association was formed in 1973 with simple ideas of bringing the community together, staying connected, keeping our culture alive, and making a positive social impact. With focus on social and charitable activities, the community has successfully made Indiana a place many can call home. We plan events that keep our culture alive, help us stay in touch with our traditions, and introduce people of Indianapolis and neighboring cities to our wonderful heritage.

ANNOUNCEMENT

🏆 We are thrilled to announce that PAFA President,  Azher Khan, has been honored with the 2024 Don Pedder Lifetime Achievement Award.

This prestigious award recognizes Azher’s unparalleled contributions to the textile industry and his unwavering dedication to excellence. His visionary leadership and commitment to quality have not only shaped Calderon Textiles into the industry leader it is today but have also set new standards for textile manufacturing worldwide.  He truly believes PAFA can be a cross connect platform for small business entrepreneurships.

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Please join us in celebrating this incredible achievement and honoring Azher Khan’s legacy. Here’s to many more years of innovation and success!

PAFA NEWS

The inaugural meeting Pakistani Professionals  took place on Saturday May 18th at the Carmel public library. A selected group of 32 professionals attended the meeting. This group discussed ideas about providing networking opportunities to Tech, Medical and Business professionals. 

Here are some key decisions made

1. The group will meet again in person within 3 weeks to develop a mission statement, select a formal name for this group and decide meeting cadence.

2. Different platforms will be used to encourage collaboration including Linked in, WhatsApp and email.

If you are interested in sponsoring or joining this group, please reach out to Mr. Muzaffar Ahmad at [email protected].

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Pedal for Peace

Pedal for Peace (www.pedalforpeace.org) connect people in Indianapolis area community to organizations promoting peace through education. Founder of the organization believes that the more opportunities we have to connect to our universal “oneness”, the more we will strive to eradicate suffering and bring hope to the hopeless. PAFA team participated in this event.

HOW PAFA CAN HELP YOU

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ACADEMIC & CAREER COUNSELING

Academic and career counseling offers personalized guidance for individuals in education and work. Counselors help with academic decisions, skill development, and strategic planning to achieve goals, fostering personal and professional success.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Community outreach is the intentional effort to connect with and serve the needs of a community through events, programs, and initiatives. It aims to build relationships, address concerns, and contribute to community well-being.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

Public relations (PR) is about managing communication to build a positive image for organizations. It involves strategies like media relations and social media to convey messages and enhance credibility, fostering favorable public perception and relationships.

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Culture & Urdu language Promotion

Culture and Urdu language promotion focuses on preserving and celebrating Urdu heritage through events and educational initiatives. It aims to foster appreciation, understanding, and pride in Urdu language and culture.

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

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.   

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

Membership Types

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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$25 YEARLY

FAMILY

$50 YEARLY

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