Pakistan is a country with a rapidly growing population, most of which lives below the poverty line. Neglect of the lower cadres of the population by consecutive governments in Pakistan gave rise to the need of alternate Organizations addressing the core issues of illiteracy, health problems and many others faced by the ‘have nots.’
Edhi Foundation is one of the best social welfare service providers across the world running on non-commercial, non-political, and non-communal basis, serving round-the-clock without any discrimination of color, class, and creed is enjoying exclusive credentials in the shape of awards and shields conferred upon Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and Mrs. Bilquis Edhi by governmental and non-governmental organizations on national and international level for rendering their exemplary services to humanity in multidimensional fields.
For more than two decades, SKMCH&RC has been committed to the highest standards of patient care, education, and research. The Hospital’s commitment has been recognized at both, national and international levels.
The Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was established in 1987 as an independent non-government organization. Since then it has developed to become a powerful countrywide human rights body. The HRCP has created a leading role in providing a highly informed and objective voice on a national level in the struggle for the provision of human rights for all and democratic development in Pakistan. HRCP’s role in highlighting human rights abuses has been recognized not only on a national level but also internationally.
The Ansar Burney Trust headed by Mr. Ansar Burney is a network of human rights organizations working for the deliverance of justice, better treatment of people and for the rights and freedoms of civil liberties. Its work is to raise awareness, provide free legal advice and services and humanitarian assistance where needed.
Whether it is a scene of accidents, bomb blast, shootout, stampede, floods or any unfortunate situation, dedicated Chhipa Ambulances with highly motivated and trained volunteers leave no stone unturned to reaching the scene with a speedy rescue operation for evacuating the affected people, rushing to medical facilities. For this purpose, Chhipa Welfare Association has established ambulance booths in nook and cranny in Karachi city because of which the rescue operation gets initiated in seconds.
The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is a private, non-profit company, established by the Aga Khan Foundation in 1982 to improve the quality of life of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC). The overall goal of the organization is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of northern Pakistan.
Established in 1986, as a national, non-profit, non-governmental organization under the Societies’ Registration Act 1860, Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (Aurat Foundation/AF) is committed to create widespread awareness and commitment for a just, democratic and caring society in Pakistan, where women and men are recognised as equals, with the right to lead their lives with self-respect and dignity.
SAF-Shahid Afridi Foundation was founded in March 2014 by the famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi popularly known as Boom Boom. The charitable organization established with the purpose to effort for the prosperity and health of the neglected people in the society. In the past, the foundation has developed a hospital in Tangi Banda village of Kohat with a name of “Sahibazada Fazal Rehman Memorial and Charity Hospital.”
Dar ul Sukun originated as a home for the abandoned children with disabilities. It was founded on 17th February 1969 by a Dutch nun, Sr. Gertrude Lemmens who came to Pakistan as a visitor in her full youth. She was so much touched by the pathetic condition of children with disabilities, who were found on street corners and rescued from the garbage dump in the city. In Pakistan, she devoted her life to the care of such children, which were brought in by social workers, police, and relatives. Her selfless love and affection turned it into a glaring reality, and a philanthropic organization Dar ul Sukun came into being.
HAEDO is an NGO providing services to health and education for the poor and needy people in Pakistan – especially in the Vehari District of Punjab, Pakistan. The primary activities of HAEDO include the provision of health care through hospitals and maternal and child health centers. Also, education for children is provided through formal and informal schools. Vocational centers provide computers and vocational training for youth.
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. 20 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged.
Rural Development Foundation (RDF) of Pakistan mission is to act as a facilitator to make the people aware of their potentials as a force to undertake their development according to their aspiration and priorities. The approach is “Village-Based People-Centered Action Oriented Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development.”
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) was born out of a realization that there existed a demonstrated need for a national level institution in the country that would serve poor, marginalized and disadvantaged households by facilitating their access to resources and opportunities. This considerable lack of opportunities necessitated the creation of an intermediary apex organization equipped with support backed capability to furnish financial and non-financial services to the impoverished and excluded, through a community-based framework.
Oxfam has been working in Pakistan since 1973. It supports local partners and works with government authorities to improve the livelihoods of those living in poverty and provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by disasters and conflict. Its focuses on ensuring poor women have access to land and economic opportunity; ending violence against women; ensuring all girls have the right to a quality education; increasing resilience to disasters and climate change; and improving access to effective humanitarian assistance during emergencies.
Pakistan Animal Welfare Society coordinates help for animals in need through Facebook and Twitter by putting people in touch with each other. It also helps find homes for rescued animals that are up for adoption. It does not provide rescue services directly nor does it have an office, shelter, clinic or staff of its own.
Kashf Foundation is Pakistan’s first specialized microfinance institution which was created with the aim to alleviate poverty by providing a suite of high quality affordable financial and non-financial services to low-income households, especially women, to build their capacity and enhance their economic role.
Women Aid Trust (WAT) is an independent, not-for-profit non-government organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of women in prison in Pakistan. The organization provide legal aid and rehabilitation services for imprisoned women, undertakes research and advocacy efforts to improve the country’s legal and judicial system for the rights of women, and offers a range of community welfare, education, health and emergency relief services.
AGHS has been engaged in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child and actively campaigned for Pakistan’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To give a central focus to the rights of the child, AGHS established the Child Rights Unit in 1994. The major focus of the organization has been the rights of women, children, and minorities in Pakistan.
The main purpose of establishing this organization is to promote feelings of sympathy among people, create an environment conducive to foster mutual love, brotherhood, and fraternity and strive for a real Islamic Welfare Society, taking all the sections of society along. To achieve this purpose, MWF has embarked on projects in the fields of education, Health, and public welfare. It is through these areas of welfare work that the sacred task of serving humanity is being accomplished.
The CPDI is the first initiative of its kind in Pakistan. It seeks to inform and influence public policies and civil society initiatives through research-based advocacy and capacity building to promote citizenship, build peace and achieve inclusive and sustainable development. Areas of special sectoral focus include promotion of peace and tolerance, the rule of law, transparency and access to information, budget watch and Legislative Watch and Development.