Pakistani American Political Action Committee

National Board


Mohammad Suleman is General and Vascular surgeon who has practiced in the New Orleans area since 1981. He came to the United States in 1972 after graduating from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He trained as a surgeon in New York before moving to Louisiana.

He has been very active in the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America, serving initially as the president of his local chapter and then as Treasurer, Secretary, and President of APPNA in 2002. He also served as president of  Alumni Association of King Edward Medical College.

He served as president of PAKPAC in 2009-2011.

NAEEM QAZI, Virginia



SALMAN MALIK, New Hampshire

‎Dr. Salman Malik obtained his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from New York University. He was subsequently admitted to Harvard School of Dental Medicine and was awarded his doctorate degree.

After graduating from dental school, he was admitted into the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. As part of his residency, Dr. Malik was accepted into Stony Brook School of Medicine where he received his medical degree.

Dr. Malik has a passion for community service. He is currently the Secretary of the Greater Salem Dental Society and active member of the Londonderry chapter of Rotary International. He has traveled to Central America treating patients young and old free of charge. 



‎Dr. Jalil Khan specializes in preventive cardiology. He resides in Dallas, Texas, along with his four beautiful daughters and wife of 21 years, Ayesha.

He was born and raised in Pakistan and graduated from the Allama Iqbal Medical School of Punjab University.

Whether through planning 5,000 person national medical conventions, volunteer relief after the devastating 2010 Pakistan floods, or participating in ACLU Dallas activities, he follows the words of Thomas Edison: "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." 



Riffat has been an active member of the Pittsburgh community since 1981. She holds a Masters from Duquesne University and multiple certifications in Medical Management and has been an entrepreneur at the forefront of health care IT. 

Riffat has a passion for public service, politics and grassroots organizing. 

She pioneered a Muslim youth group, helped establish the Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, and served as Executive Director of a free clinic in the old steel town of Braddock. Additionally, she was the first co-chair of the Allegheny County Health Advisory Council and active board member of the Pittsburgh ACLU. 

Nationally, she serves on the State Department backed US-Pakistan Women's Council. She is no stranger to the halls of Congress, the State Department or diplomatic community. 

She is a proud grandmother and wife of Mubashar Chughtai, an internal medicine doctor educated at King Edward Medical College.

Dr. Masood Akbar (Pennsylvania)

Pakistani American Political Action Committee