Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio

Archive for August, 2012

Family Potluck Iftar & CAPA Chaand Raat Held on Saturday

CAPA-Ohio held family potluck Iftar on the last day of fasting on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the Dublin Recreation Center. Aqil Khan and Shamim Aqil organized this successful event. Delicious Iftari was prepared by Shamim Aqil with variety of items to chose from.

About 69 families (approximately 150 in numbers) attended the event and shared the food with fellow families. Several non-Pakistani families also joined their Pakistani family friends.  Some families came from Dayton and other surrounding cities.  After Iftari and Maghrib prayer, all families celebrated Chaand Raat to mark end of Ramadan and start of Eidul Fitr celebrations with joy, peace and love for all. Delicious deserts were donated by the Masla BBQ restaurant which were enjoyed and well received by all. Other highlights of the event were, introduction & welcome of new families to Pakistani community of Central Ohio, door prizes for kids, mehndi decoration for female, youth and children and music in the separate area exclusively for females and children. The event lasted till mid night.

CAPA and Project Director Shamim Aqil thank all the participants for their support and participation in making it a successful event.

Pakistan Flag Hoisting on Pakistan Independence Day in Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

14th August – Independence Day Mubarak

Independence Day greetings to all Pakistanis living in Pakistan and abroad.




Pakistani Americans condemn fatal attack on Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisonsin

The community of Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio strongly condemns August 5, 2012, attack on a Sikh Gurdawara (Temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and the loss of six innocent & peaceful lives of civilians. In this moment of sorrow and grief, we stand with the Sikh community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Central Ohio. Rest assure that we are keeping the victims and their relatives in our prayers and hoping all communities all over America remain safe, in harmony and peace.

We commend the heroic efforts of the police officer who got shot in the shoot out with the attacker and pray for his speedy recovery.

Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio

2012 CAPA FAMILY Potluck Iftar & Chaand Raat

Everyone is cordially invited to bring their talent and join in for socializing, good food and have some “Halla Gulla”


Date:  Saturday, August 18

Time:  8:00 – 12:00 PM

Location:  Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH)


Ticket Prices: CAPA & APPNA Member Family & Student = Free

Non-members = only $10 per family

Pot luck information: Each Member and Non-member Family to bring one entree of their choice (Meat/Chicken/Veggie/Dal) with Roti/Naan and drinks of their choice

Desserts shall be provided by CAPA

*** Separate Area for ladies and kids after dinner ***


CAPA will also provide: Hall, Iftari, Mehndi, Paper products, & misc.


Door prizes, Mehndi and Clothes for Eid Shopping

Questions, Information about stalls: Aqil Khan & Shamim Aqil, 614-778-6706