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 Fellows Program Summer 2019 Application

Our Summer 2019 APF Fellows Program application is now live. Learn more and apply by April 21, 2019.

OPEN Boston Annual Conference and LettuceBee Kids

OPEN Boston's 20th Anniversary Annual Conference is centered on this year's theme, Entrepreneurship & Leadership: Many Pathways to Success. Tickets are still available for the Soch: Columbia Pakistan Symposium (promo code SOCH19 extended until February 28) and Women2Women's International Women's Day celebration, both taking place on March 9th.

Soch: Columbia Pakistan Symposium & W2W's International Women's Day Celebration

We are pleased to inform you of two upcoming community events, the Soch: Columbia Pakistan Symposium and Women2Women's International Women's Day celebration.

Deaf Reach: Empowering Deaf Students of Pakistan

APF would like to highlight some of the accomplishments of the Deaf Reach program of the Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF). Since 1984, FESF has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the Pakistani community, especially those who are disadvantaged.

APF Emerging Leaders: Farah Naz Ahmad, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Farah Naz Ahmad, RA, LEED AP BD+C is a proud Pakistani-American who has served APF as a Communications Assistant and Correspondent since 2013. She also represented APF at the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony at the United Nations and recently joined the APF Emerging Leaders Society.

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.