The Organization of Pakistani Students (OPS) was founded in 1992 with the hope of furthering diversity on the Columbia campus. OPS seeks to foster a sense of community amongst Pakistani students and reaches out to other students on campus through cultural, social, and political events.

Our organization hosts various events throughout the year including poetry readings (Mushaira Night), film screenings, panel discussions, and chai breaks. Our cultural events include Chamak, a fashion show that takes place in the fall semester, and Hungama, a mock wedding in collaboration with NYU that takes place in the spring.

Additionally, we host an annual conference Soch which aims to provide a platform to the activists, artists, intellectuals and entrepreneurs who are offering creative and innovative solutions to some of the challenges that Pakistan faces today. ​Visit the Soch website for more info.


Amsal Lakhani


Deven Kirschenbaum

Vice President

Sayaan Nawaz


Sara Faruqi


Sophia Wyne

Aheem Siddique

Iman Amir

Danial Saleem

Faizan Kothari

Kinza Haq

Mariam Syed

Marium Sohail

Sara Hassan

Zarmeen Mussa

Shariq Jumani

Iqra Bawany

Rabia Akhtar

Taha Tehseen

Shahnur Fatima Said

Sarah Chaudhry

Shivanshi Pahwa

Urvi Awasthi

Amsal Madhani

Anish Gawande

Let's Get In Touch!

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CU OPS 2017 by Rabia Akhtar