Dear Respected Members and the American-Pakistan community at large,
Assalam o Alaykum
We hope and pray that you are navigating well in these times of continued anxiety. We have spent the last two years (almost) craving for the small joys, the ones we took for granted before the global pandemic turned our lives upside down, and inside out. Hugging our loved ones, friends and neighbors and seeing their unmasked faces. chatting with co-workers and classmates, for those going to school. In-person meetings, when they take place, are still few and rare. Our gratitude for all these little pleasures, albeit in uncertain conditions, cannot be overstated.
Any semblance of normalcy has been hard-won. Our conversations have mainly concentrated on COVID-19 mitigation efforts, getting vaccinations and widespread testing efforts have kept us on our toes. However, whatever little normalcy we have recently experienced, is also abnormal. In New England, we have been fortunate to have relatively lower positivity rates compared to many other States. The pandemic clearly is by no means over and there are many places where the pandemic (specially Delta and Omicron) remains widespread, with hospitals finding themselves overwhelmed with the new surge.
As we look back at the year gone past, it is also worth reflecting on the long journey we took to get here. Navigating through uncertainty and anxiety was very stressful, and yet I cannot thank God enough to be in a position to even write this message and for you to be in a position to read it. So many of our loved ones are not among us. That being said, I also believe in the power of celebration, reflection and optimism. Hope is always in season.
Let us be grateful to the Almighty and look ahead and pray that the next year turns out to be better than the past two years.
On behalf of the Board, I wish you all the very best of 2022 and beyond.
Siraj Khan
President, PAGB

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Shaukat Khanum Fundraising Gala Dinner event Organizers want you to join them and enjoy Ali Sethi sufi music.
You can still buy tickets online  👉 https://boston-2021.eventbrite.comDate: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 06:00 PMVenue: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel181-Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 01752For pre-event donations, visit https://justgiving.com/fundraising/skmch-boston-gala
 is just a few days away from now. The Organzing committee is hoping: "You are all geared up to join us at the event. You can pick any of the donation programs and help make a difference in the lives of needy cancer patients."
Donate now at  👉 www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/donors
For tickets and information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/920414515192245/
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Dear respected members and friends,
On behalf of the PAGB Board, I am pleased to share with you the link to our Financial Wellness Webinar held on October 15th. 
https://youtu.be/UR4FKVrCY7I
Please watch and enjoy the video. It is about 1 hr: 45 minutes and you could also watch it in installments. We were very fortunate to have very vibrant panelists and the information shared by them with the attendees was found very useful, timely and great reference material, in these uncertain times. The event was moderated by Ambereen Mirza.
I am certain that you will like our presentation. Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.
Warm regards,
Siraj Khan
President - PAGB

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PAGB Professional Showcase Series
presents
 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Screening of documentary 
"He named me Malala"
Date: November 12th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
He Named Me Malala
An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
He Named Me Malala Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Documentary HD


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Dear Members, Friends and the Pakistani-American community anywhere.

Given below is an update on the Quetta/Harnai earthquake.




(Pictures provided by the CDRS team on the ground)

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