President’s Message


It is my honor and privilege to serve as the president of PDPS for the year 2017. First of all I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead. The Chicago chapter of APPNA has grown under the past leaderships, and our founding members have done an excellent job in establishing this organization. It is our duty to continue working on achieving their vision.  I am really excited and motivated to have been given the opportunity to bring our organization towards attaining its maximum potential.

As a community based philanthropic organization we rely on our members to achieve our goals and help the organization flourish. Our current highly successful projects include:

  • PPS House
  • PDPS/APPNA free clinic

In the current anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim sentiment, we have to make sure that we reach out and prove ourselves to be positively contributing members of the society.

Keeping this in mind our proposed future endeavors include:

  • Establishing a food pantry,
  • Adopting a highway for more community involvement, and
  • Encouraging the youth to get involved in their local political process.

In addition we would like to reach out to the local physician community to:

  • Increase our membership
  • Work towards financial stability of our organization by establishing an endowment fund
  • Start an annual audit of the financial records by an independent auditing firm

The success and implementation of our projects depends on the participation and cooperation from all of our members. Whether you are new to PDPS or have been with us for a long time I encourage you to become involved.  Become familiar with the website, join a committee, volunteer for projects, attend a Council meeting, etc. 

I am also committed to leading a professionally run organization with high individual and organizational efficiency and effectiveness that is guided by ethical principles of integrity, accountability, and transparency.

I thank you very much in advance for giving me this opportunity and it is with great pleasure and anticipation  that I am looking forward to working with all of you in the coming year. Again I cannot stress it enough please volunteer.

Dr. Aftab Khan
President PPS 2017