About Us

WELCOME TO CT APPNA CHAPTER

Ct appna chapter is a one of a kind organization that is devoted to the community of Connecticut that is from the Pkistani heritage. With the current state of affairs in the United States of America, there is a dire need for organizations like ours that empower the community to speak up for their rights and provide cultural identity to our youth. We hope to help our community both professionally and socially to move forward in these difficult times. This organization is the result of a handful of very dedicated, motivated and hardworking individuals who have worked endlessly to bring this organization to where it stands today. These include our past officers and their spouses, but also many members of our community. We hope to continue to provide exceptional service to our community for years to come.

Our History

CT APPNA CHAPTER was founded by Dr. Attique Mirza in 2011. He was succeeded by Dr. Inam Qureishi, Dr. Salman Zafar, Dr. Afzal Memon, Dr. Momina Salman and currently this position is held by Dr. Faryal Mirza. What started as a small group has quickly grown to be a very popular and much needed organization in CT. Previous events include APPNA free clinic and music programs. Our Annual Pakistan Day event is a day looked forward to by all the community. It has become a tradition held at the end of august. Children participation includes songs, dances, quiz show, art work, and much more. We have had renowned speakers at our events including Professor Faizan Haq and Professor Adil Najam. Professor Faizan Haq is well known to the APPNA organization and has been conducting workshops at the summer convention. His talk at our event was eye opening to the youth, helping them deal with cultural conflicts and identity crisis, which is a challenge our children are facing today. Professor Adil Najam is a famous scholar, academician, author and an intellectual. He is the Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. His talk last year was phenomenal and much appreciated by the whole community. It was truly an honor to have him at our event.

We also helped our local Nepali community during the during the tough time of the Nepal earthquake partner with APPNA and the Helping Hand organization to provide the rescue efforts. Our members and officers are also involved in young doctors mentorship and training. Dr. Atique Mirza has an observersip program through St Francis Hospital for the past many years.

In the few years since its inception, our organization has rapidly become an integral part of the Pakistani community of CT.