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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Largest Youth Market


APF Fellows Program 2018 - Application Release

The Summer 2018 APF Fellows Program application is due on May 6th, 2018. Visit to learn more.

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 Fellows Program 2018 - Application Release

The Summer 2018 APF Fellows Program application is due on May 6th, 2018. Visit to learn more.

Video Interview and Reflections by APF Fellows, Noor and Naveen

We are delighted to share blog posts by APF Fellows, Noor Sheikh and Naveen Shoaib who participated in an Urdu/English video interview.

Health and Education in Pakistan Forum Invitation and Happy Pakistan Day!

On Thursday, April 5, Pakistani-Americans in partnership with the American Pakistan Foundation will be hosting an event in Chicago to welcome Ahson Rabbani, CEO of the ChildLife Foundation, and Daniel Lanthier, Director at FESF, to hear remarkable stories on how they are transforming the health and education sectors in Pakistan.

APF at the UN CSW - Commission on the Status of Women

The American Pakistan Foundation, FESF, and Deaf Reach are serving as partners for a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Session side event "Take on the Real Challenge of SDGs with the Man Up Campaign."

Columbia University Soch Symposium

The American Pakistan foundation is serving as a publicity partner for the third annual Soch Symposium at Columbia University.

APF Board Retreat 2018

As the Chair of the American Pakistan Foundation, I am delighted to share this recap of our board retreat.

American Pakistan Foundation Confirms M. Nasar Qureshi, MD, PhD, FCAP to the Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Nasar Qureshi, MD, PhD, FCAP, to its Board of Directors.  Dr. Qureshi is the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of QDx Pathology Services,…

Happy New Year From APF

The American Pakistan Foundation is grateful to its devoted members and team of committed board members, volunteers, and interns who dedicate countless hours to making the world a better place.

#GivingTuesday with APF

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.