No matter what people from around the world think of Pakistan, one thing is for sure, they know we are one of the most charitable and hospitable nations in the world.
This trait is not something that we’ve generated – we’ve received it in our heritage. Helping each other out and standing on one of the strongest pillars of the religion we follow, Islam. Pakistanis have never gotten rid of helping each other out in any way. Some do charity on the base of humanity and others on the base of Zakat.
Shughal has compiled a list of the top NGOs and charity trusts that have made us proud!
1. Agha Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)
Established by Agha Khan Foundation in 1982, AKRSP is an NGO that works to help improve the quality of life for villagers.
2. Aurat Publication And Information Service Foundation
Aurat Publication And Information Service Foundation is an NGO which helps assist women acquire knowledge, information, resources and institutions – to develop their social behavior.
3. Chhipa Welfare Association
Chhipa Welfare Association was an NGO started by Ramzan Chhipa that provides all sort of help.
4. Shahid Afridi Foundation
As tough he is on the cricket field, Shahid Afridi started SAF with a vision to help people who are in need of health support. The NGO also helps in educating children.
5. Edhi Foundation
Edhi Foundation is the biggest name in Pakistan’s charity and NGOs. From shelter, food to health – Edhi covers it all. Largest ambulance fleet in the world, his laurels beg for a Nobel prize.
6. Ansar Burney Trust International
ABTI led by Ansar Burney himself, works for human and civil rights. The NGO works as a ‘Prisoners Aid Society’ – the picture above shows Mr Burney helping release 1000+ prisoners of human trafficking.
7. Darul Sakun – for the challenged
Darul Sakun is an NGO – a home for the mentally disabled/challenged children and adults who have been left behind by their loved ones.
8. Lahore Musical Forum
A slightly unorthodox or out of the box NGO in Lahore, that helps train classical musicians and preserve the genre by any mean. It has played a vital role in producing new stars.
9. Help Of Patients In exigency By Students (HOPES)
An NGO started by medical students, HOPES works for the betterment and patients of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Karachi. Might be smaller in size but students stepping up for a mission this big is commendable.
10. Minhaj Welfare Foundation
MWF, started by Tahir-ul-Quadri is a part of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. The NGO is based in Lahore and is spreading its wings nationwide. MWJ supports needy of all kind.
11. Saylani Welfare International Trust
Saylani Welfare International Trust is one of Pakistan’s most famous NGOs who help the poor with different platforms. The most famous is ‘free for all’ food giveaway every single day.
12. War Against Rape (WAR)
WAR is an NGO set up to help women against rape. WAR helps rape victims rehabilitate and fights their cases.
13. Youth Parliament Of Pakistan
Youth Parliament Of Pakistan is another unorthodox NGO that helps young Pakistanis develop democratic interest and practice their ways to help run the country in the future.
Do you feel proud of these organizations and their achievements as a Pakistani?