PAKISTAN AMERICAN

FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

The Pakistan American Friendship Association (PAFA) was established in 1973 with the core principles of fostering community unity, cultural preservation, and social impact. Over the years, PAFA has played a pivotal role in nurturing a sense of belonging among Pakistani Americans in Indiana. Our focus on social and philanthropic endeavors has helped integrate the community, making Indiana a welcoming home for many.

We organize various events to uphold our cultural heritage, strengthen bonds within the community, and introduce the vibrant Pakistani culture to the people of Indianapolis and neighboring cities. Our events range from concerts featuring Pakistani singers, mesmerizing Qawwalis, poetry recitals, to spirited sports tournaments.

PAFA comprises a diverse and robust community. Many of our members are eager to provide guidance and mentorship to young professionals and students, aiming to support and empower our community on the path to success.

RAMADAN MUBARAK

Wishing You a Blessed Ramadan Filled with Joy and Happiness

CHAND RAAT AND IFTAR - DINNER (LADIES ONLY EVENT)

Join us for a festive evening of shopping, delicious food, and celebration under the moonlit sky at our Chand Raat and Aftar Dinner event!

PAKISTAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

United by Memories, Bound by Friendship

Executive Committee

M. AZHER KHAN

President

My primary motivation for seeking this office is to create a lasting legacy that will positively impact and support the aspirations of our future generations.

DR. MUHAMMAD JAWED RAJPUT

Vice President

Proud Pakistani loves to promote Pakistani identity, Values, culture and enjoys Pakistani celebrations.

FAHEEM SATTI

General Secretary

Our vibrant very educated and united Pakistani community is my inspiration to serve in the PEC.

RIZWAN WARAICH

Treasurer

I’m a businessman who’s willing to help my community anyway I can.

Shakeel Ahmed Khan

Coordinator

Serve community with events to bring feel of Pakistan’s culture and customs while away from home.

HISTORY OF PAFA

In June 1973, some of around ten Pakistani Immigrant families to Central Indiana got together and decided to form an organization to perform social and charitable activities. The organization was named Pakistan Friendship Association. Following is a list of PFA officers elected.

In 1973, the committee was established with the following key members:
    President: Prof. Mohammad Ishaq (Late).
    Treasurer: Dr. Shahid Athar.
    Vice President: Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Malik.

June 1973:

  • Some Pakistani immigrant families in Central Indiana formed an organization for social and charitable activities called Pakistan Friendship Association.
  • Key members of the committee in 1973:
    • President: Prof. Mohammad Ishaq (Late)
    • Treasurer: Dr. Shahid Athar
    • Vice President: Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Malik

1974:

  • President: Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Malik
  • Treasurer: Mr. Anwar Shah
  • Vice President: Dr. Shahid Athar
  • General Secretary: Mr. Mashood

1992:

  • Some PFA members created Pakistan Association of Indiana (PAI).

1999:

  • The organization’s name was changed to Pakistan American Friendship Association to promote friendship between Pakistani and Non-Pakistani American communities.

October 2005:

  • PAFA raised funds and collected several container loads of clothing, food, and medicine for the disaster area in Pakistan after a major earthquake hit.

PAFA Elections 2023 - Announcement

Election was held in September 2023 and new Executive Committee was elected by the general body. Election committee was comprised of Dr. Waqar Mehmood, Dr. Asif Ansari, and Dr. Mohammed Farooq. Voting was conducted electronically and was supervised by third party solution provider, Masjid Solution. 

MEMBERSHIP

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

Membership Types

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

INDIVIDUAL

$25 USD YEARLY

FAMILY

$50 USD YEARLY

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JOIN US TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

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Your support helps us promote our Cultural identity.

UPCOMING EVENT

Chand Raat and Iftar - Dinner

Ladies and girls only

Celebrate the joyous occasion of Chand Raat and break your fast with a delicious Aftar dinner at The Spotlight Center. Join us for an evening filled with delectable food, festive decorations,ladied dress,hina and good company. Let’s come together to enjoy the spirit of Ramadan and create lasting memories. Don’t miss out on this special event!

  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2024

  The Spotlight Center

      2160 West 86th Street #100 Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States

PAST EVENTS OF PAFA

INDIANA EID BAZAR

MUSHAIRA

FUND RAISING GALA DINNER

INDIANA INDIA BUSINESS COUNCIL

PAFA PICNIC 2019

ZNFashions Mother’s Day Fashion Exhibition

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 YOU CAN HELP PAFA

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.

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.

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.

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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