WE’RE STRONGER

TOGETHER

APF is a national platform for mobilizing the collective knowledge, resources, and influence of Pakistani Americans, and friends of Pakistan, to strengthen and highlight Pakistani-American civic and political participation in the United States, advance socio-economic development in Pakistan at scale, and foster stronger ties between the peoples of the U.S. and Pakistan.

212

Million People

5th

Largest Population

63%

Under 30 years old

2nd

Largest Youth Market

WHAT’S NEW

APF Houston Internship - Summer 2018 - Intern Application and Host Sign Up

The APF Houston Internship Program aims to match students with host companies and organizations for full time internships this summer. Students and companies/organizations are encouraged to apply and sign up.

The Noor Project: Lighting the Future with Sustainable Impact

The Noor Project was founded in 2012 by Khalid Sheikh as part of the Needy and Hungry Foundation. Mr. Sheikh and his wife have extended their generosity through charity work in…

Why the Diaspora Must Support Pakistan’s Efforts Against Polio

Bill Gates and Rotary President John Germ at the Convention in Atlanta: Shout out to Pakistan.  Photo: Beena Sarwar   As 2017 draws to a close, it’s worth highlighting the…

Combating Stigma and Providing Care - CareForHealth’s Approach to Mental Health in Karachi, Pakistan

In response to the stigma around mental health and illness around the world, there are organizations combating misconceptions while providing assistance to populations in need. CareForHealth is taking a leading role in Karachi, Pakistan...

Spotlight on Pakistan's First Female String Theorist, Dr. Tasneem Zehra Husain

String theory is a high-level, nuanced theoretical framework that attempts to unify the four forces of the universe. While the idea of study in this area is daunting for many, string…

Spotlight on Surgeon Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin

 Article by Fatimah Alyas Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin is an otolaryngologist based in Houston, Texas, with a BA/MD from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a…

Spotlight on Community Leader, Nusrat Sohail

Article by Fatimah Alyas Nusrat Sohail launched a nationwide non-profit organization, Women 2 Women Forum, in April 2017 to provide a networking platform for Pakistani-American women.…

APF Cheers on Team Pakistan at the Robot Olympics in DC

Write up by Aleeza Ali APF's Aleeza Ali with Team Pakistan FIRST Global organizes an annual Olympic style robotics tournament that invites high school teams from all over…

Pakathon & Clinical Research Solutions Pakistan

Edited by Katie Rettig Between 2008 - 2013, 2.7M young professionals left Pakistan in search for better career opportunities.  "Brain drain" is a term commonly used to describe the…

MEDIA

APF Year in Review - Thank You!

APF Board Chair Message: "I am pleased to share this comprehensive update on 2018 APF activities. I would like to offer my appreciation to our extraordinary dedicated team of board members, professionals, students, and entrepreneurs from across the country and beyond..."

Support the People of Pakistan

APF would like to introduce you to two organizations working to help the neediest in Pakistan: Transparent Hands and i-Care.

South Asian International Film Festival

The American Pakistan Foundation is serving as a community partner for the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) presented by HBO, taking place from December 12-16, 2018. SAIF is the largest film premiere destination for South Asian filmmakers in the United States.

American Pakistan Foundation Welcomes Ansir Junaid to its Board of Directors

Junaid is the founder and CEO of PWC, a group of companies with enterprises in the fields of recycling and sustainability, pallet management and manufacturing, self-storage, green technology, warehousing, packaging supplies, supply chain management, transportation, hospitality, cell phones, call centers, and technology.

#GivingTuesday - Double Your Support for APF!

On Tuesday, November 27th starting at 8 AM Eastern PayPal will be matching (doubling) donations on Facebook on a first come, first serve basis.

United Nations Benefit Concert for Teach the World Foundation

The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council will perform an interactive benefit concert to support Teach the World Foundation , which aims to alleviate illiteracy with revolutionary digital technology.

American Pakistan Foundation Welcomes Faisal Essa to its Board of Directors

Mr. Essa is a Managing Director at Citigroup Inc. where he is the Head of FX and Capital Markets group within the Treasury Investments office. He manages Treasury’s international investments portfolio and foreign exchange risk in over fifty countries.

A Celebration of Pakistan and CDRS

Join the American Pakistan Foundation and the Pakistan Student Association of the University of Houston to celebrate Pakistan and learn about CDRS - Comprehensive Disaster Response Services and its innovative programs to work with Pakistani Americans who want to create their own development projects in Pakistan in partnership with the CDRS Logistics Team and CDRS Youth.

American Pakistan Foundation Welcomes Uzma Iqbal, MD to the Board of Directors

Dr. Iqbal is the President of the Houston Center of HOPE and a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist based in Houston. In her current role, Dr. Iqbal has served as the Chief of Medical Staff at the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, the Chair of Council of Chiefs of Staff at the Harris County Medical Society.