"A community where families can connect with their culture and gain a sense of belonging"


Pakistan Australian Association of South Australia (PAASA) was formed in 1984 by a small group of people from Pakistani origin in Adelaide such as Mr Shamim Noori and his family, Khalid Farooqi and Rukhsana Farooqi, Mr Ashraf Choudhry and his family, Dr A. Farooque and Roshan Farooque .

Mr Shamim Noori was elected as the first President of PAASA, Masood Chaudhry (Vice President), Dr. Farooque (Treasurer) and Khalid Farooqui (Secretary). In 1986 the second President of PAASA’s was elected, Dr Farooque. Due to the contribution of our founder members the Pakistani Australian Association of SA has greatly flourished and provided the community a platform where Pakistani families can get to gather and celebrate special occasions.