Dr. Riffat Chugtai and her husband, Mubashar, meet with Rep. Doyle

PAKPAC meets with Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-18)

We praise PAKPAC National Board member Riffat Chughtai and her husband Mubashar for convening a town hall with Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18) of Pittsburgh last week. Well done!

Want to meet Congressional leader Norma Torres? Join us this week, register here: bit.ly/2IJzeJt

Fundi meets with Senator Van Hollen

PAKPAC meets with Senator Van Hollen

Fundi meets with Senator Van Hollen

Fundi meets with Senator Van Hollen

We applaud PAKPAC National Board member, Fundi Choudry, for taking time from his busy schedule to have a private strategy discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen. The Senator traveled to Pakistan last week and Fundi met with him immediately after to strategize.

PAKPAC meets with Rep. Slotkin

PAKPAC meets with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

PAKPAC meets with Rep. Slotkin

PAKPAC meets with Rep. Slotkin

It was a packed house in Michigan last night!

Big thank you to National Board Member Asad Malik, Uzma Rehman, and Michigan PAKPAC members for taking time out of their Friday night for a timely discussion on national security with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-8), an important voice on the Armed Services Committee.

Want to join PAKPAC members for a discussion with Congressional Leader Norma Torres (D-CA) this week? Representative Torres will be answering all of your questions on foreign policy, Kashmir, and immigration. Register for the call here: https://bit.ly/2IJzeJt

Rep. Dan Kildee

PAKPAC Meets with Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI)

Rep. Dan Kildee

Rep. Dan Kildee

On September 29, 2019, Congressman Dan Kildee, a senior leader in the Democratic Party on the committee responsible for all future trade initiatives with Pakistan, spent the evening discussing numerous topics with Michigan PAKPAC members. There was a nuanced dialogue about Kashmir as well as infringements on the rights of Muslim Americans. We agreed to continue our discussion in the future.
PAKPAC members on the Hill

Day of Action

PAKPAC members on the Hill

PAKPAC members on the Hill

On Wednesday, September 18th, a week before the UN General Assembly convened, PAKPAC members from 18 different states took the time to visit Washington for intense bipartisan advocacy efforts around Kashmir.

We applaud the work of PAKPAC champions Congressman Jim Banks of the Armed Services Committee and Congresswoman Susan Wild of the Foreign Affairs Committee in elevating the issue of Kashmir widely across the Congress and demanding attention and action from the new US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Rep. Madeleine Dean

Call with Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA)

Rep. Madeleine Dean

Rep. Madeleine Dean (Center)

Representative Madeleine Dean, a leader on the Judiciary Committee, led a tele-town hall meeting on gun violence and on the recent crisis in Kashmir. During the meeting, Representative Dean promised to spend more time learning about the situation in Kashmir to best uphold humanitarian principles and American values. In 2018, PAKPAC members hosted a Get Out the Vote rally with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Madeleine.

Rep. Susan Wild

Call with Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)

Rep. Susan Wild

Rep. Susan Wild

Representative Susan Wild, an active member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, brought call attendees up to speed on developments over the last six months while serving on the committee. Topics discussed on the tele-call, which took place on June 26th, ranged from Iran to China’s Uighur Muslims. The call was part of the Women’s Leadership Network. Community leaders from the around the country who want “Congress in their living room” have signed up. Calls are also free for certain membership tiers.

PAKPAC Hosts its 3rd Annual Bipartisan Iftar

PAKPAC board member Umar Farooq speaking on Tuesday night. In the background, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-IN) and Representative Sheila Lee Jackson (D-TX)

On Tuesday May 21st, we hosted our 3rd Annual Bipartisan Congressional Iftar and celebrated the relaunch of the Pakistan Caucus on the rooftop of our office overlooking Capitol Hill.

We celebrated not only our faith but also what truly makes America great. We celebrated our Constitution and our ability as everyday Americans to worship freely and engage with our elected officials.

Our celebration was joined by more than 75 community leaders who came in from over 15 different states. We enjoyed remarks from our keynote speakers Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Sheila Lee Jackson (D-TX) and were also joined by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH). These leaders hold positions on key committees like the House Armed Services Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee on Homeland Security, and Judiciary Committee.

This was an especially significant night because this was the only Iftar held in Washington this year which featured attendance from both Democrats and Republicans.

PAKPAC Brings Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to Interfaith Vigil Service for New Zealand Tragedy

(Picture above and to the left) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and PAKPAC Board Member Umar Farooq, who invited the representative, at the Interfaith Vigil Service for the New Zealand tragedy at the Islamic Cultural Center of Willow Grove Pennsylvania.

Following the horrifying attack at Christchurch PAKPAC has been using its congressional influence to ensure that our supported candidates are taking meaningful steps towards protecting the civil liberties of our community.

PAKPAC Meets with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

PAKPAC Board Member Dr Farrukh Adhami and Indiana community leaders met with Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN). Congressman Jim Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.