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Safe Drinking Water Scheme Provides Relief to Local Residents in Gilgit-Baltistan

With the magnificence and scale of its size and beauty, the mountainous regions in Gilgit-Baltistan are an attractive destination for tourists. Sadly, few are aware of the hardships faced by the…  


UNDP helps bring clean drinking water to Gole Tassu village in Gilgit-Baltistan

Bushra, Batool, a school teacher, had lived and worked in Skardu before moving to Gole village. Despite being located only 32 km away from the bustling city of Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan, Bushra felt…  


Defying all odds to serve justice

Senior Constable Meena Khan hails from Gandapur tribe of Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province where strong cultural mores prevent women from working outside their homes. Khan broke from…  


Rukhsana Bibi was served justice free of cost

Rukhsana Bibi belongs to an area in Khyber Pakhtunwa province where women lack access to fundamental rights and where rights’ violation is a common practice. Life for Rukhsana Bibi had never been…  


Local Shop Provides Access to Basic Household Supplies

On a typical summer day, Malik Muhammad Nadir, a resident of Killi Sultan Shah, could be seen shuffling through the desert in scorching heat to nearby villages carrying a tin storage box. The storage…  


Empowering rural women to support sustainable livelihoods

Life had not been easy for Bibi Hajra as a single mother. Each day started with her travelling long distances to reach houses in a relatively better-off neighbourhood — where she worked as a domestic…  


Farisa Memon: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Multi-Ethnic Neighbourhoods of Karachi

Farisa Memon is a 27 year old volunteer social worker from Saadi Town, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Karachi. Farisa started her social mobilization work by encouraging local young women to enrol in…  


School of Hope: Education for the Underprivileged

The goal to achieve Universal Primary Education in Pakistan is hampered by insufficient number of schools, teacher absenteeism, and poor quality of education. These governance related challenges…  


Solar Powered Plant brings Clean Drinking Water to a Remote Village in Balochistan

For the past decade or so, Balochistan province has been affected by recurring droughts. Lack of water availability forced many people to migrate to distant towns—the situation deteriorated to a…  


Rehabilitation efforts bring children back to school

Until less than a year ago, Sakina Bibi and Zabihullah, still in the early years of childhood, spent their days running household errands — a sharp contrast to the carefree lives led by most children…  

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