Our Mission

Pakistani American Community Center

Our mission is to promote Pakistani culture and serve the community.

We are dedicated to preserving our cultural heritage and bridging the gap between Pakistan and the Pakistani's in the Bay Area. We pass along our cultural heritage from one generation to the next and share our heritage through multiples events, lectures, presentations and classes throughout the year.
     
Please support the very first Pakistani American Community Center in California, located right here in Bay Area. Support us with your ideas, participation and donations. Thank you!

Management, Officers and Board of Trustees

M. Asghar Aboobaker

Farrukh Shah Khan

Co-Founder, Chairperson

Co-Founder,Trustee,
Corporate Secretary

Mr Aboobaker has worked in the high tech industry for more than 30 years as a business manager as well as an engineering manager at companies like Intel Corporation. Currently he is the managing director of a venture fund, K2 Ventures. He has also run businesses as CEO and is on board of startups. He has been on board of directors of more than 3 non-profit organizations in the last 20 years. Asghar has a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and BSEE from NED in Karachi.
Mr Khan has worked in an high tech industry for more than 17 years. Currently he is the executive producer of WBT-TV covering Silicon Valley business and technology scene for CH-15. He is also the Media Director for VC~PE Roundtable and media technology consultant for Izzaan, Inc. He has been on various committees for the non-profit organization. Farrukh has a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island and BS from Rutgers University, N.J.

  Rabia Adil

 Dr. Waheed Siddiqee

  President, Trustee

 Trustee

Mrs Adil is an entrepreneur and a talented artist whose work has been showcased at multiple places including HGTV. Rabia has organized and managed numerous events of varying types across the Bay Area over the last decade. Rabia has previously worked as a school teacher teaching Fine Arts as well as a Graphic Designer at Intuit. She also owns and runs a home staging business by the name of Bay Area Stagers. It was her passion for organizing cultural events for children that initially led her to partner with PACC.  Her primary focus at PACC is to develop programs and for children, youth and women.  Rabia has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from CB College, Rawalpindi.
Dr Siddiqee has worked in the high tech industry for more than forty years. Currently he is a teacher in a Sunnyvale high school. He has been involved in numerous non-profit organizations as a founder, officer or trustee. Dr Siddiqee has PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Muneeba Zeeshan

 Muneerah Lalani​​

Board Member, Trustee

 Community Events Manager

Mrs Zeeshan has earned her degree in Computer Engineering and worked in the Technologie Industry as Senior Network Engineer for high tech companies. Born to a Radio Broadcaster/Poet father, Mrs Zeeshan developed an early interest in Language, Arts and community involvement. She is also a passionate blogger and Author of Children's books. She loves to promote her love for the Urdu language. She is an Art Enthusiast, her works have been showcased and sold at local public libraries and also at Synagogues and churches, as part of a strong interfaith effort. She strongly believes in giving back her time and efforts in building a stronger and better community. ​​

Mrs Lalani, a proud Pakistani-American joined PACC to remember and pass on our heritage to her children, taking pride in our customs, traditions and culture. Muneerah holds a Bachelor of Arts from St Joseph's College for Women, Karachi in English Literature and Psychology, a Masters in International Relations from University of Karachi and certification in non-profit management from San Jose State University. She worked as Copywriter in Senator Javed Jabbar's advertising agency, later she became the Wetlands Officer-assistant, WWF-Pakistan. She helped co-write a thesis on the salt ranges and wetlands of Pakistan which was published in the Ramsar Convention publications. Muneerah enjoys stained-glass painting and poetry writing. She is a published poet.

Syed Zafar Mohsin​​

 Ali Azhar Shah​​

Trustee

Mr Mohsin works as a full-time Mechanical Engineer in a multi-national high tech company in San Jose, CA. He earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville, IN. He has served as a Commissioner in Milpitas Community Advisory Commission. He was awarded, ” Citizen of the Year”, for Milpitas in 2005 and he also received, “Human Relations Award”, a California state award for his community work. Mr Mohsin advises PACC board of Trustees on governmental matters and media relations.

Amjad Noorani​​

 Noreen Tariq

Advisor to the Board

 Advisor to the Board

Mr Noorani is a retired Physical Therapist and Safety Consultant. Graduated, University of Karachi, College of Physiotherapy, 1970. He has served on boards and committees of professional Mr at state and local levels. He is currently contributing to projects/activities of the Pakistani-American community and supports education for the underprivileged and education reform in Pakistan. He serves on the Advisory Council of The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) and also as Secretary of the International Coalition for Education Reform in Pakistan (ICERP
Mrs Tariq is a former children educator, a current event manager, and an art enthusiast. She has 15 years of experience in educating children and has been involved in the management as an Assistant Director. She has also presented workshops/ training seminars on childhood education and development of literacy through art. Given her strong background in art and design, Mrs Tariq now operates her own company, Aesthetika, offering event management and design services. She has helped coordinate, decorate and manage various charitable events and community functions in the bay area. Mrs Tariq has completed Teacher/ Director certification program from Ohlone College in Fremont, CA. and is a graduate in Textile Design from National College of Arts, Lahore.