APUS means “reciprocity” and “mutuality”. Our Organization works towards the promotion of a culture and a language.

Alliance for Pakistan and Urdu Studies ( APUS ) is to deliver Action-oriented Urdu Language skill, diplomatic training and provide the field learning opportunities to the people of Untied States.

Alliance for Pakistan and Urdu Studies ( APUS )

Alliance for Pakistan and Urdu Studies ( APUS ) is proud to celebrated the First International Urdu Conference at New York University (NYU) only two years after it was founded in 2013. APUS means “reciprocity” and “mutuality”. Our Organization works towards the promotion of a culture and a language, with a rich and complex history. This history encompasses centuries-long social, ideological, political processes envisioned and articulated through its unique literary and intellectual traditions. Raising awareness about these traditions as well as recognizing, re-examining and celebrating them has been the main goal of our organization. We focus our efforts in the five national capacity sectors:

(1) Academic/educational; (2) Domestic heritage preservation; (3) Government;  (4) Overseas;  (5) Private providers.

 we have succeeded to establish APUS Community Center in Brooklyn and APUS Student Initiative supporting academically and mentoring local children of the immigrant community. We have also join our efforts to promote the teaching and studying of Urdu language and literature with community organizations, such as the National Youth Organization of Pakistan; Pakistan Christian Association–USA;  Sony Wattan Gilgit–Baltistan Association, NY; Pakistan Music and Cultural Association, Brooklyn; Eric ki Bhatak; to name a few.

we have worked with government officials and representatives. We have received acknowledgement and awards for our community efforts by the Brooklyn Borough, the Hempstead Town Clerk’s office, LI and from the Bronx Community Council.

And finally, we reach out to private businesses to support us in our work. We hope that the promotion of the cultures and languages of Pakistan becomes a larger, nationwide and even, let us dream together, an international initiative. And we hope to move in this direction with our first International Urdu Conference at NYU where we hope to see representatives of the five capacity sectors in the U.S., Pakistan, and beyond interact and cooperate. these projects can be completed only through the local language when understanding the local mindset and culture. And this is exactly where APUS helps!

APUS congratulates everyone here, in the U.S., in Pakistan and globally who is working towards the promotion of cultural sensitivity and tolerance.

 Prof. Gabriela Nik. Ilieva,                                   Prof. Tahira Hussain Naqvi,

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Nusrat Sohail,                                                                              Shahid Khan,

Secretary                                                                                Community  Coordinator