Welcome to PAGB

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 are very proud of our our achievements. We strive to bring the community to gather, and encourage you to join this organization. If you have any great ideas please do share with us, by using the contact form at the bottom of this page You can support us by becoming a member of PAGB. Not a member yet? Membership Benefits 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 Membership Options 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.
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. In addition to Boston, PAGB's geographical jurisdiction covers the entire state of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

President 
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. Having volunteered for several non-profit organizations, she was elected to the Board of PAGB in 2020 and served as Treasurer, before being elected President for 2022-24. 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 a 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, Pakistan. 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. Humaira has worked in various industry and social sectors including 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 a span 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.



Treasurer
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

Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan, Boston College International Higher Education Program Work experience of 9 years, Assistant Professor in Lahore Leads University and Visiting Faculty at FAST NUCES Lahore. Member Outcome Based Education Committee, Lahore Leads University Member Pakistan Engineering Council Industry-Academia Linkage Committee



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)