Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio

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Pakistan’s Birthday Celebrations

When: Saturday August 17th, 2013, from 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm

Where: Alum Creek Park Below Dam Area

Directions: From Columbus, Ohio, take I-71 north to exit 121 for Polaris. Turn right on Polaris Parkway, left on Worthington Road, left on Africa Road, then left on Lewis Center Road. Shelters are in the Below Dam Area on the right.


It will be a pot-luck (one dish) event and CAPA will provide Barbecue chicken, charcoal, paper products, cake, water & Ice.

Food: Please bring one food dish of your choice big enough to share with others, as follows:

If your family name starts A through L:  Bring a meat salan/vegetable salan/chana/dal and bread or rice and 2 large bottles of soda.

If your last name M through R: Bring one side dish like salad, spaghetti, pasta or rice or bread and 2 large bottles of soda.

If your last name is S through Z: Bring a tray of fruit, whole water melon, mangoes, corn on cob (for grill) or dessert and 2 large bottles of soda.

There will be lots of out-door activities for kids and adults.

Please celebrate this event together as community.

This event is Open to all

Any Question?

Please call Tariq Qureshi 614-425-9649

Amir Hanif 614-530-6335

Jamshed Akhtar 614-338-5163

CAPA-Ohio Announces Eid Mela 2013

Joint collaboration of CAPA-Ohio and APPNA-Ohio
Date: Saturday August 10th 2013
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Location: Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082
 Phone: (614) 901-6500

Free to all Pakistani community.


Host Families 2013:
Event made possible by the generous donation of the following host families
1.   Ayesha & Zia Abdullah
2.   Dr. Beena & Dr. Mohammad Tufail Ijaz
3.   Dr. Bushra & Jawdat Siddiqi
4.   Farah & Dr. Ghulam Idrees
5.   Fauzia & Dr. Syed Azim Bukhari
6.   Dr. Fouzia & Tariq Qureshi
7.   Dr. Hufza & Amir Hanif
8.   Dr. Huma & Rashid Mahmood
9.   Husna & Dr. Farrukh Sheikh
10. Jamila & Dr. Nur Badshah
11. Kausar and Amjad Waheed
12. Mubushra & Azam Wirk (Sobia & Farooq Wirk)
13. Naureen & Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba
14. Nazish & Dr. Shakil Karim
15. Neena & Babar Naseer
16. Dr. Raheela Khawaja & Dr. Shahid Sheikh
17. Dr. Saeeda Mobin-Uddin
18. Sahira Biland & Dr. Arshad Rehan
19. Dr. Shahida & Toqir Shaikh
20. Shamim  Aqil & M. Aqil Khan
Seven years ago (in 2007), Community Association of Pakistani Americans (CAPA-Ohio) started a tradition of “Eid Mela,” to welcome all Pakistani American community of Central Ohio to join in Eid celebrations. This mega event has always been very well admired & received by the community, and free to all, as it has been considered to be a noble and unique tradition for our community.  To keep its tradition alive, the CAPA-Ohio is planning to organize 2013 Eid Mela on the first Saturday after the Eid which will be Saturday August 10th this year.The spirit of the event has always been that instead of doing small group parties and spending money individually on the occasion of Eid, a group of families from the community would join hands sponsoring the Eid Mela. Since it is on voluntarily basis & no one family is obliged to participate every year so a family’s turn would be approximately once in 5/8 years in our community. This way we all would share the joy of Eid as one big family. It is especially important for social and cultural upbringing of our next generation and it could also serve as a platform to welcome new families in Columbus. CAPA and APPNA families from the community had opened up their hearts and started this event by hosting the event with approx. $400 per family. We started with 10 families, last year we had 16 host families as our community grew over the period of yrs. This year masha-Allah 20 families have joined hands to host the 2013 Eid Mela. Program will be done under the banner of CAPA as it is our community organization with 501c3 status and your donations may be tax-deductible.  If we continue to receive needed participation from community, CAPA and APPNA-Ohio will continue the tradition to organize this event every year at Eid.

2012 CAPA Eid Mela Host Families

CAPA-Ohio BOT and EC sincerely thank the following families who hosted the Eid Mela for the whole Pakistani Community of Central Ohio.


  1. Ayesha & Zia Abdullah
  2. Erum & Moazzam Khan
  3. Dr. Fouzia & Tariq Qureshi
  4. Dr. Hufza & Amir Hanif
  5. Dr. Huma & Rashid Mahmud
  6. Ismat & Ahad Shah
  7. Dr. Jamila & Dr. Shahzad Khan
  8. Lubna & Dr. Mohammad Ahmad
  9. Mubushra & Azam Wirk (Sobia & Farooq Wirk)
  10. Naureen & Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba
  11. Nome & Bakht Quraish
  12. Dr. Raheela Khawaja & Dr. Shahid Sheikh
  13. Saima & Chaudhry M. Najeeb
  14. Dr. Shahida & Toqir Shaikh
  15. Shamim & M. Aqil Khan
  16. Siddrah & Dr. Wasif Amir