Pakistan American Friendship Association
PAFA 2014 Activities
PAFA executive committee for 2014
President - Zakir Akbar
Elect President 2015 - Dr. Huma Siddiqui
General Secretary-- Muzaffar Ahmad
Treasurer-- Dr. Waqar Mahmood
Peshawar Incident - December 2014
Pakistani-American community is extremely shocked, and deeply saddened by this barbaric act of terrorism against innocent children and teachers at a Pakistani School in Peshawar. By latest news accounts, atleast 141 people—132 children plus nine staffers—are dead.
PAFA (Pakistan American Friendship Association) strongly condemns this, and any other heinous and cowardly act of killing innocent people. Unfortunately Pakistan has been victim of terrorism for the past several years. By some accounts Pakistani civilians and forces have lost more than 50,000 lives to these acts of terrorism and violence.
Our hearts are saddened beyond any measure and we offer our condolences to the family and friends of the innocent people who lost their lives. We strongly believe in raising our voice against this or any other atrocity against innocent people. We hope this will be a turning point for the whole nation. We also hope Pakistanis, being the resilient nation they are, will not give in to this ideology of extremism.
PAFA is planning to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the Peshawar school attack, on Saturday, Dec 20th, from 11 to 1:00 PM, to honor the lives lost and to show our solidarity and support to the families who fell victim to this terrible acts of violence in Pakistan, and to show we stand with all the victims of terrorism all over the world, and stand against extremism of any kind.
PAFA's biggest event of the year - PAK-AM Day
Date: Saturday 12/13/2014 - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Zionsville West Middle School, Zionsville, IN
Tickets can be purchased by using the following link
For more information call Zakir at 317-459-2814
PAK-AM Day corporate Sponsors
Table Tennis Tournament
at Monon Center October 25, 2014
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, soda, tea and Samosas. Tournament provided a very healthy activity for whole family and offered an opportunity of socializing as well.
PAFA - Women Only Chaand Raat
To celebrate the start of Eid-ul Fitr, PAFA has organized a Women only Chaand Raat.
You are invited to join us for a fun filled evening. Where you will be served with Iftar, Buffet Dinner, dessert, software drinks and Chai.
You will be entertained with dances, songs, DJ Music and much more.
There will be ladies evening outfits available on site for you to make your last minute shopping. Not forgetting Mahdi, Professional Henna tattooing available to compliment your Eid outfit.
Here are the details about the event.
When: Sunday July 27th - 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Venue : Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
Please register for the event, by clicking on the link below,
Please note, due to limited seating capacity, we can not guarantee tickets at the door.
If you are not a member, not a problem. You can become one by clicking on the link below,
PAFA is very excited to announce that Mr. Steve Coll has gracefully accepted our invitation to speak with the Community in Indianapolis.
He is currently the Dean of Columbia Journalism School.. He is a former president and CEO of New America Foundation, and has been a staff writer for The New Yorker.
He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, a PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award, an Arthur Ross Book Award, a Livingston Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. In 2012, he was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
He has extensively written on Pakistan and one of his books, Ghost Wars, had earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. This will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning about Pakistan and to have an academic discussion about her.
Here are the details about the event:
The PAFA Writers Forum
When: Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 pm.
Where: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library, 250 N 5th St ,Zionsville, IN 46077
Regular: $10.00 ; Students : $ 5:00
Purchase your tickets on-line by clicking here
Refreshments: Light snacks and tea will be served
Please email [email protected] or call 317-989-0343.
PAFA - Tax exempt status update.
Congratulations to all friends of PAFA. We are now a 501(c)(3) approved organization. Your contributions and memberships are now tax-exempt as per IRS regulations. We look forward to your continued support.
PAFA 2014- Schedule of Summer events
Event : Community Picnic
Where: Eagle Creek park. When: Saturday, June 14th
Event : Chaand Raat (Women only)
Where: Zionsville Town Hall, Zionsville, IN When: Sunday, July 27th.
Event : Eid Get-together Dinner
Where: Venue to be decided. When: Monday, July 28th
Event : Writer's Forum
Speaker: Steve Coll - Recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards
Where: Venue to be decided Date: Saturday, Sept. 6th.
2014 PAFA Table Tennis Tournament- Rescheduled
PAFA 2014 Table Tennis Tournament has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Sat. Dec. 6th. Please stay tuned for future communication. Please feel free to contact us at info.pafaindy.org, if you have any concerns.
Thank you for Joinin PAFA for its New Year Commencement Party
On Feb 1st, the new leadership introduced its self and presented its vision for 2014. Volunteers, past leadership and patrons were recognized for their contributions during 2013. A musical group entertained the attendees with live music and songs, and delicious traditional Pakistani food was served. The pictures of the event are available in the photos section.
PAFA Summer Picnic - 2014
We have organized a Community Picnic for your family and friends to enjoy. This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other community members and make friends. You will be served with delicious food and lot of fun activities for children to enjoy. here are the details about the event,
When : Saturday , June 14th. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Eagle Creek Park - Mt. Pleasant - South Shelter
Adult or Kids over 14 years
Kids 14 - 6 years
Kids under 6
Non - members
Please register for the event