TOGETHER WE’RE
STRONGER

APF is dedicated to providing a platform for organizing and galvanizing the efforts of the Pakistani American diaspora to enable them to participate in every facet of American society to their fullest potential, to enable the diaspora to serve those in need in Pakistan by assisting in socio-economic development at scale in Pakistan, thereby building bridges of understanding and lasting ties between the people of the US and Pakistan.

201

Million People

6th

Largest Population

63%

Under 30 years old

2nd

Largest Youth Market

WHAT’S NEW

APF Team Highlight: Recent Graduates, Kacie Rettig and Michael Christesen

The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) is supported by incredible staff and volunteers all across the United States and the globe. Two of these volunteers are Kacie Rettig and Michael…

Engro Foundation Reading Program: Corporate Social Responsibility Strengthens Literacy in Pakistan

An estimated 70% of primary school children in Pakistan are unable to read a simple sentence – Engro Foundation aims to change this by launching a reading program in its 13 adopted…

UMT Provides Educational Opportunities to Thousands

Dr. Hasan Murad is the Rector of the University of Management and Technology (UMT), a private, not-for-profit university based in Lahore, Pakistan with 19 Schools and institutes and…

Tradition of Service from Karachi to Maryland: Two Generations of Doctors Serve Thousands

For over 20 years, Rashid A. Chotani, MD, MPH, DTM has made a name for himself in the field of scientific research. With experience working in government, academia, and business,…

Membership in Action: Sarah Adeel, LettuceBee Kids

 According to UNICEF, there are more than 30 million street children in Asia including two million in Pakistan alone. Surviving by sorting through trash and begging for money, these…

Highlights from Pakistan: Shazia Khan and Jeremy Higgs, EcoEnergy

With a population of 191 million and growing, Pakistan is quickly slated to become the 5th most populated country in the world. Currently over 70 million people lack access to electricity,…

Strategic Partnerships: U.S. Department of State University Partnership Program

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Donahue Institute Civic Initiative is hosting a U.S. Department of State University Partnership Program with three universities in Quetta.  …

Leadership in Action: Dr. Mehmood Khan, M.D.

Dr. Mehmood Khan, M.D., PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development, recently assumed a historic leadership position as the new Chair of…

Highlights from Pakistan: A Girl’s Education. A Community’s Future. Iqra Fund’s work in remote Pakistan.

“I believe that education is as vital as food and water,” says Zaira Zehra. “Although I have seen so many people forgo their own education or that of their children due to a lack…

MEDIA

APF Fellows Program

The American Pakistan Foundation is launching a fellowship program for U.S. based students and professionals who are committed to creating positive socioeconomic change in Pakistan.

Learn Smart Pakistan 2017

The American Pakistan Foundation is proud to serve as a network partner for Learn Smart Pakistan (LSP), a non-profit initiative dedicated to innovative teaching and learning by Knowledge Platform.

APF Chair, Riaz Siddiqi Mentors Start-ups at CIRCLE Women & Business Karachi Chapter Launch

CIRCLE, in partnership with NEST I/O and the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council, launched the CIRCLE Women & Business Karachi chapter.

Join the Nationwide APF Serve America Campaign

Each day Pakistani Americans across the United States serve the country they call home, the United States by partaking in service activities to feed the hungry, serve veterans, provide ...

American Pakistan Foundation Confirms Suhail A. Shaikh to the Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Suhail A. Shaikh, a partner and senior investment professional at Solar Capital, to its board of directors.  Since 2011, Mr. Shaikh has been…

Pakistan's Emerging Economy and Diaspora Engagement Forum Hosted by APF

The American Pakistan Foundation, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center, hosted a forum at the Artesia Community Center in Los Angeles County. With NetSol Technologies serving as the principal sponsor, the discourse focused on ...

APF Welcomes Fatimah Alyas

APF is delighted to welcome Fatimah Alyas, a talented student at Columbia University, as an Executive Assistant. Fatimah is involved with the Columbia International Relations Council…

American Pakistan Foundation Confirms Dr. James Witte to the Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation, welcomes Dr. James Witte, a Professor, to its board of directors. Dr. Witte holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, as well as a Master's…

American Pakistan Foundation Confirms Susan Beer to the Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Susan Beer, an art administrator, author, and former financial executive, to its board of directors. Beer's book, "Move on Without Me," focuses…