RAMADAN KAREEM

Wishing You a Blessed Ramadan Kareem Filled with Joy and Happiness

PAKISTAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

Organization to Perform Social and Charitable Activities

PAFA MEET AND GREET

Dinner and entertainment program with Faizan Group

ABOUT PAFA

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.

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.

Some of the activities this this group performed were General Body Meetings, feeding the homeless, Eid prayers and parties, Pakistan Days on 23rd of March and 14th of August, Mother’s day, Mushairahs (Urdu poetry recitals), musical concerts with famous singers like Mehdi Hasan, Munni Begum, Ghulam Ali and Janice Miller. Some of the public officials also attended these events including Congress Man Dan Burton, Senator Richard Lugar, Mayor Bart Peterson, Pakistani ambassador to USA Mr. Jamshed Marker.

In 1992, some of the PFA members created an organization called Pakistan Association of Indiana (PAI).
In 1999, it was decided to change the name of this organization to Pakistan American Friendship Association to promote friendship between Pakistani and Non-Pakistani American Community.
In October 2005, a major earthquake hit Pakistan. PAFA raised funds from Indianapolis as well as collected and distributed several container loads of clothing, food and medicine for the disaster area.

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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Your support helps us promote our Cultural identity.

UPCOMING EVENT

PAFA MEET & GREET

WITH FAIZAN GROUP

DINNER AND ENTERNTAINMENT PROGRAM
WITH FAIZAN GROUP

DATE & TIME

 Saturday, March 9 · 6pm EST

FEATURED 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.