Welcome to PAGB

The Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB) is a voluntary non-profit organization with the primary function of organizing social events for the American Pakistani community in the greater Boston area. PAGB aims to create greater cultural awareness and use its resources to enhance intra-communal harmony and cooperation with other organizations pursuing similar objectives. 
PAGB as an organization has served Boston and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. Over the years we have held many events cultural and others, all in the best interest of the Pakistani community. We strive to bring the community together and encourage you to join this organization. In addition to Boston, PAGB's geographical jurisdiction covers the entire state of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. If you have any great ideas please do share them with us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page. You can support us by becoming a member of PAGB. Membership Benefits Include:
- Full voting rights at PAGB Elections and General Assembly Meetings
- Discounts on all PAGB hosted events
- Participation in all PAGB sponsored events
- Participation in invitation only events
- Opportunity to be part of the community and be represented by PAGB
- Opportunity to promote Pakistani culture and awareness to the community at large

NOTE: New members may join at any time within a year. All memberships expire on March 22, and are due for renewal on March 23 of every year.

Shehla Gull

Shehla was born in Pakistan and has lived in the U.S. since 1992. She did her middle school, high school and college in Boston. After marriage, she moved to Chicago where she lived for 17 years and returned to Boston about six years ago. She has been working as a financial advisor with New York Life. Recently, she took up the position of Executive Council Advisor with New York Life. She has volunteered for several non-profit organizations including serving PAGB as treasurer in 2020. She lives with her family in Medfield, MA.

Vice President
Humaira Shaikh

Humaira Shaikh has been living in Shrewsbury MA with three entrepreneurial boys and and her husband since 2001. She is pursuing her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Framingham State University and holds a Masters of Science from University of Home Economics Lahore. She enjoys poetry, cooking, travel, and spending time with friends. Humaira has 25 years experience in social services, community development, human resource management, fund raising, teaching, training and food services, hospitals, schools, daycares, mosques, and other social organizations such as Alhuda Academy School, Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Islamic Center Social Services, WIC Refugee Service, Humanity Bridge Foundation and WIC Matrimonial Services.

General Secretary
Salman Jafari

Salman Jafari was born and raised in Pakistan and moved to Maryland for undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland. He has lived in Maryland, Texas and now Massachusetts over the course of 20 years. He currently resides in Newburyport with his family and works in Boston. Salman's extended family has strong ties with literature, poetry, music and other art forms and he's a connoisseur himself. He also enjoys being outdoors and playing cricket with the Massachusetts State Cricket League when time allows.

Fauzia Sayeed

Fauzia Sayeed was born in Abbottabad, Pakistan and now lives in Belmont, MA with her children. She holds a BA from Peshawar University and has taken Courses in Computer Operations and Finance from Harvard University. She has served as an Educator in Karachi Grammar School and Dubai Gems and St. Mary's in Dubai. Fauzia also volunteers for community work, fund-raisers and finance support at several non-profits. She Served as Director of Social Affairs on the previous PAGB Board and also helped with Membership support function.

Director of Social Affairs
Meryum Z. Khan

 The daughter of PAGB founding members, Meryum Khan has been a member of the greater Boston Pakistani community her whole life. She has previously served on the board of PAGB from 2011-2012. She currently works as an Assistant Attorney General in the Fair Labor Division of the Attorney General’s Office.

Director of Membership
Komal Kamran

Komal is a Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan. She is currently studying at Boston College's International Higher Education Program and  has worked as an Assistant Professor in Lahore Leads University and as a Visiting Faculty at FAST NUCES Lahore.

Director of Public Relations & Student Affairs 
Ayesha Saddiqa

Ayesha is an MBA student at UMass-Boston. She has gotten her bachelors from University of Rhode Island focused in Human Resource Management. She has been a resident of MA for about 5 years and previously lived in Rhode Island and Maryland. She is a hotelier by profession currently managing a Hyatt and has managed brands like Westin, Wyndham, Hilton, and Red Lion.

Director of IT
Saaid H. Arshad

Saaid Haseeb Arshad is a Pakistani-American currently living in Groton, MA. He finished his Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering recently and is currently working as a Signal and Image Processing Engineer in the Human and Health Performance Systems at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Outside of his professional interests he is an avid fan of Hindustani Classical music and passionate about Urdu and all things related to Pakistan and South Asia!

Immediate Past President, Ex-officio 
Siraj Khan

Siraj is from Karachi and lives with his family in Hudson, MA. Siraj belongs to the world of finance, working for several multinationals. He has served in the global non-profit space on projects with USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Malala Fund and has been recognized for his work in women empowerment, youth development and prevention of HIV/AIDS. He is a connoisseur of South Asian film music, using art and culture in building bridges between people and boundaries. He has staged and directed successful concerts of performing arts and is a featured contributor to several publications. Siraj has earlier served as President for PAGB in 2002-2004.

Welcome to PAGB

The Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB)