Muslim Aid Pakistan was registered as a local trust (registration number 24340) under the Trust Act of 1882 on September 14, 2005, followed by two addendums dated i.e. 5th August 2008 and 20th October 2013 due to change in the board of trustees attached. The Pakistan country program is an autonomous entity with its own separate mandate which is developed under the approved UN charter and Government of Pakistan’s priorities. Muslim Aid Pakistan’s implementation method focuses on working at a grassroots level to strengthen the localization approach in all its projects including; Water and Sanitation, Education, Health, Income Generation and Emergency Response. The Country Office has held a strong stance on employment, recruiting at all levels, local Pakistani staff only, supporting job creation for the people of Pakistan. Muslim Aid Pakistan’s Board of Trustees includes professionals with diverse backgrounds. All our interventions are purely based on humanitarian grounds which are designed and implemented with the close consultation of local authorities of the Government of Pakistan. Muslim Aid as an organization has always remained focus to promote the national interest at all forums.
Foundation for Human Rights Initiative – FHRI
a right based non-governmental organization in Peshawar. The organization
has focused on human rights situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
The core thematic areas of the organization include human rights assurance,
climate change, open governance, public accountability and sustainable development.
The establishment of FHRI stems by realizing
human rights violation and people lack of access to basic rights in their
everyday life. FHRI with the support of its partners and affiliated members
focuses on awareness, citizen empowerment, and ensure protection and assurance
of basic human rights targeting the disenfranchised community within the
society to move ahead towards a society free from human rights violation and
FHRI approaches towards the issues by
enabling citizens to have better understanding of human rights, strengthening
the citizen voice, and over all protection from human rights violation in
everyday life. FHRI strives to build a society free of human right violation,
where they have the right to freely enjoy the rights, guaranteed by the
constitution by following Vision and Mission statements”.
Ahmad Rafay Alam is a Pakistani environment lawyer and
activist. After a decade of practice, ending as Senior Associate to Dr.
Parvez Hassan (YLS 1963), in 2013 Rafay merged his experience in civil,
corporate and constitutional law with his passion for public interest
environment litigation and co-founded Saleem, Alam & Co., a law firm that
specializes in energy, water, natural resources, and urban infrastructure.
Rafay is a regular op-ed columnist on environment, local
government and urban issues and has contributed to The News, The Express
Tribune, The Friday Times and has been published in Dawn, The Nation, The Daily
Times, Tehlka, Vogue India and Libas International. Rafay’s Partition story –
which he shares with Martand Khosla - A House Partitioned, has been included in
This Side, That Side, a graphically illustrated anthology of Partition
literature and his essay, The Last Mughal of Shalimar, described by Tehlka as
“superb piece of writing”, was included in The Life’s Too Short Literary
Rafay has lectured property and environment law at the
Lahore University of Management Sciences since 2006. He has also lectured
urban development at the Architecture Department of the University of Punjab
and climate change and environment economics at the Lahore School of Economics;
and is a frequent Review Panelist at the National Management College, Lahore
and a regular lecturer in higher education institutions throughout Pakistan.
His research and policy papers on law, climate change, transboundary
water, sustainability, environmental economics and regulation have been
published in The Pakistan Law Journal, Pakistan Law Digest, The Pakistan
Development Review and by Chatham House, The Population Association of Pakistan
and LEAD Pakistan. Rafay serves as a Director on the Boards of the Lahore Waste
Management Company, the Urban Unit and the Punjab Saaf Paani (Clean Water)
Company. He served as Chairman of the Lahore Electric Supply Company from
2011 to 2013. He is a Member of the Punjab Environment Protection
Council, the Parks and Horticulture Authority of Lahore and the Lahore Canal
Heritage Park Advisory Committee. Rafay is also is a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, Vice-President (Punjab) of the
Pakistan Environmental Law Association, General Secretary of the Public
Interest Law Association of Pakistan and Secretary of the Lahore Biennale
Foundation. He frequently appears as amicus curiae before the Lahore High
Court and is the Secretary of the River Ravi and Fire Safety Commissions.