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.


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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…


APF 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.

APF Fellows Program - Fall 2018 Application

The APF Fellows Program is for U.S. based students and professionals who are committed to creating positive socioeconomic change in Pakistan. This Fall, APF Fellows will serve at Knowledge Platform (KP), which is based in Islamabad and provides digital based education and teacher training in Pakistan.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Participation by APF, FESF, Deaf Reach and more!

APF partnered with the Family Education Services Foundation (FESF), Deaf Reach, and the Man Up Campaign to participate in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Session, the UN's largest gathering on gender equality. CSW is an intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

APF's Riaz Siddiqi on Global Connections Television

American Pakistan Foundation's Board Chair, Riaz Siddiqi was recently featured on Global Connections Television with Bill Miller, where he spoke about the role of the Pakistani-American diaspora, Pakistan's global identity, innovation in education, and APF's work.

Happy July 4th - APF Team Honored by the NYC Mayor's Office

The American Pakistan Foundation wishes you a Happy July 4th! On this day of celebrating freedom, liberty, and diversity, we are proud to announce 47 APF team members are being honored by the Mayor's Office of NYC for their 100-1,600 hours of service in one year with certificates from Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin.

Meet the 2018 APF Fellows

We are proud to introduce the nine 2018 APF Fellows. They are serving the National Rural Support Program (NRSP) this summer in Pakistan. NRSP works with over two million rural households, 150,000 community organizations, and 500 local support organizations.

American Pakistan Foundation Welcomes Rafat Ansari, MD to its Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Rafat Ansari, MD to its board of directors. Dr. Rafat Ansari, along with his wife, Dr. Zoreen Ansari, are well-known for their medical expertise and exceptional philanthropic efforts, including crossing religious lines as Muslims to give $15 million to Notre Dame University, a Catholic institution for religious studies.

APF Confirms Fazle Husain to Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Fazle Husain to its board of directors. Mr. Husain is a Partner and Head of US Healthcare at CVC Capital Partners, a global private equity firm with a network of 23 offices and over 400 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the US.

APF Confirms Zarrar Sehgal to Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Zarrar Sehgal, Head of the Banking and Finance practice area at Clifford Chance, to its board of directors. He is a partner in Clifford Chance’s U.S. Finance and Restructuring Group, and Co-Head of the Asset Finance Practice. Mr. Sehgal is also Global Head of Clifford Chance’s Transport & Logistics sector group and has particular expertise in financings related to aviation.