"A community where individuals and families can connect together and develop a sense of belonging"
WELCOME TO PAASA
Pakistan Australian Association of South Australia (PAASA) was formed in 1984 by a small group of people in Adelaide having Pakistani ancestry notably Mr. Shamim Noori and family, Mr. & Mrs. Khalid Farooqi, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. A. Farooque and Mr. Ashraf Choudhry and family.
The first PAASA committee elected Mr. Shamim Noori as President, Mr. Masood Chaudhry (Vice President), Dr. Farooque (Treasurer) and Mr. Khalid Farooqui (Secretary). In 1986, the second President of PAASA Dr. Farooque was elected. Due to the contribution of our founder members the Pakistani Australian Association of SA greatly flourished and provided the community a platform where Pakistani families can get together and celebrate special occasions. PAASA has evolved as the largest Pakistani South Australia organisation. The current committee is also committed to continue providing greater services to the community.
Mission and Goals
PAASs mission is to promote Pakistani culture and values within an integrated and connected Australian community and continue to be a part of multicultural and ethnic society of South Australia.
Pakistani Australian Association of SA Aims to:
- 1.To develop a sense of belonging among Pakistani members and strengthen community ties.
- To encourage and promote friendship, goodwill and better understanding between the Pakistani- Australians and Australians in general.
- To encourage and organise sporting activities for its members.
- To encourage and/or organise literary and similar cultural activities for the members to have close contact with similar local and national organisations.
- To observe and organise social gatherings on occasions of Pakistan day in March and Independence day in August, besides Eid Milan parties and any other social/cultural activity decided by the Executive Committee, every year.
- To provide individuals and families opportunities to connect within a respectful and friendly atmosphere.
- To welcome and help new arrivals whether migrants, temporary residents or students in South Australia