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  • Call for Quotation
    To All Vendors,

    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy ( PCP) wishes to call upon quotations from well-reputed publishing companies for the printing of Newsletter-2016(2).

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  • Call for Quotation
    To All Vendors,

    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy(PCP) wishes to call upon the quotations from  well- reputed companies for the making  of shields.

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  • Laptop Quotation
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    Pakistan Centre For Philanthropy (PCP)wishes to call upon quotations from well reputed publishing companies fro the Laptops Following are the specification for the Laptops
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  • Livelihood in Focus: PCP Photography Competition

  • Quotation Required
    To All Vendors
    Pakistan Centre For Philanthropy (PCP)wishes to call upon quotations from well reputed publishing companies fro the Scanning, Plate Making and Printing of it's National Study Report 2016. Following are the specific More

  • Call for Quotation

    To All Vendors

    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy(PCP) wishes to call upon the quotations from printing companies for the front and back page of evaluation as per sample attached.

    Pursuit is the specification of the requ More

  • PCP Newsletter 2016
    Philanthropy Matters is a bi-annual newsletter of Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. It aims to provide news about the current projects and future activities and future activities of PCP. The effort is directed towards improving the understanding of P More

  • USAID 2014 CSO Sustainability Index
    Click Here to see USAID 2014 CSO Sustainability Index for Pakistan Report

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    IAmTheChange invites you to feature your story of change on its crowd funding platform

    Tell Us your story and get chance to win a grant of up to 500,000!pkr. Deadline to submit your story of change:
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  • Mobilink Launches Make Your Mark as its Flagship Corporate Responsibility Initiative
    Mobilink has launched its flagship Corporate Responsibility initiative Make Your Mark. The Make Your Mark initiative is a key element of VimpelComs corporate responsibility strategy, with the objective of Helping young people shape their future. Mak More

    Mobilink will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to charity schools under its Make Your Mark initiative Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) held a signing ceremony under which the Telco will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to More

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Karachi Federal Minister of Planning and Development, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Monday assured that he will lobby for inclusion of philanthropists in the category of the highest civil awards being conferred by the President of More

  • Mobilink equips marginalised youth with tools to shape their futur
    KARACHI (Staff Report) Mobilink has successfully completed its nationwide Enhancement Program in partnership with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) Under the program cellular company has set up six state of the art ICT labs in its partner school More

  • Corporate Philanthropy Reports Launcehed (2013-2014)
    This annual report on Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan is based on a survey of Public Listed Companies (PLCs),
    documenting the volume of philanthropy and examining trends and patterns of giving practices. The survey is
    tent More

  • PCP and FBR Staff Visits PCNC Manila, Philippines
    PCP has always been enthusiastic to learn from successful programs of other countries and share its experiences with other organizations. With this objective of learning from others, a 6 member delegation led by Ms. Shazia Amjad, Executive Director, More

  • PCP Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony
    PCP Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is an independent, non-profit support organization with the founding vision that the three sectors of society business, civil society and the Government work together More

  • Philanthropy Matters 2015 Spring Issue

    Philanthropy Matters is a bi-annual newsletter of Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. It aims to provide news about the current projects and future activities and future activities of PCP. The effort is directed towards improving the understandi More

  • Assessment of Local Support Organizations (LSOs)
    Ms. Shazia Maqsood Amjad (Executive Director PCP) and Mr. Abdul Malik (General Manager AKRSP) mark the day as Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) enters into an agreement with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) for Assessment of LSOs.

  • Global Donors Forum 2014
    In his address at this year event in Washington, the Chairman of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Dr. Lakha highlighted the importance of Philanthropy for nation building. He traced the roots of systemized philanthropy in Islam and enlight More

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Board of Directors

Eminent Citizen

Mr. Zaffar A Khan
Chairman Board of Directors PCP
Mr. Zaffar A. Khan graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1967 and soon thereafter joined Esso/Exxon Chemical which following an employee led buyout became Engro Chemical in Pakistan. He retired from the Company in 2004 after serving for 35 years the last 6 of which were as President & CEO. During the early years of his career he served Exxon Chemical for 10 years in Hong Kong, Singapore and USA in the petrochemical business. He has done an Advanced Management Program from the University of Hawaii and has attended short courses at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School. Mr. Zaffar Khan has served on a number of diverse boards both in the private and public sector some of which he has Chaired. These include the Pakistan Telecommunications Co, the Karachi Stock Exchange and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Mr. Khan has also served as President of the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry and on several Committees of the Government of Pakistan in an advisory capacity. He has been associated with the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy since it's inception and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.The President of Pakistan has conferred the Sitara e Imtiaz (A civil award ) on Mr. Khan.

Mr. Moeen Afzal
Former Secretary General Finance & Economic AffairsGovt. of Pakistan
Mr. Mueen has an M.A in philosophy, political science and economics from Oxford University, UK. He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1964 and until his early retirement held a number of important positions. He served as Health Secretary in Islamabad (1995-1996), as Finance Secretary in the Government of Pakistan (1996-1998) and also held various positions with the provincial Governments of Punjab, Baluchistan and in East Pakistan.

Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani
Chairman, National Committee Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan
Mr. Badaruddin F.Vellani is an Honours graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology and is also a Barrister at Law from the Middle Temple (London). Mr. Vellani was called to the Bar in July 1982 and commenced legal practice in Karachi immediately thereafter. Mr. Vellani is enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is entitled to appear before all courts and tribunals in Pakistan. Mr. Vellani is a partner in the law firm of Vellani & Vellani, which since July 2000 combines the work carried on by Vellani & Vellani (industrial and intellectual property lawyers) and Fatehali W. Vellani & Co. (legal consultants and advocates). In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Vellani has been a member of the board of directors in several companies having foreign investment. Mr. Vellani is the Chairman of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan and the Chairman of the National Committee of the Aga Khan University Foundation Pakistan, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. Mr. Vellani is also a Council Member and one of the Governors of Hisaar Foundation (a not for profit foundation for water, food and livelihood security). He is also a member of the National Committee in Pakistan of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and on the ICC Task Forces on IT & E-Commerce and on Enforcement of IP Rights and on Arbitration.

Mr. Syed Hyder Ali
Managing Director and CEO, Packages Limited, Lahore
Syed Hyder Ali, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Packages Ltd., Lahore, Pakistan, graduated from University of Michigan, USA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1979. He completed his Master of Science in June 1981, specializing in Paper Chemistry from The Institute of Paper Chemistry, Lawrence University of Wisconsin, USA. In 1997, Mr. Ali also attended the program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Mr. Ali has wide and varied professional working experience spanning over many years in paper production, conversion and packaging. Mr. Ali has been involved in the development and implementation of processes for the pulp and paper mill at Packages Ltd. using wheat straw as a raw material. He is the co-author of two USA patents for the recycling of milk and juice cartons.
Mr. Ali serves on the Board of a number of companies like Bulleh Shah Packaging Private Ltd., IGI Insurance Ltd., Nestle Pakistan Ltd., Packages Lanka Pvt. Ltd., Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan Ltd., Tetra Pak Pakistan Ltd, Tri-Pack Films Ltd, KSB Pumps Company Ltd., IGI Life Insurance Ltd. and International Steels Ltd.
He is a member of the Board of Governors/Directors of Babar Ali Foundation (BAF), National Management Foundation (NMF), Ali Institute of Education (AIE), Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), and Pakistan Business Council (PBC). He is also a Member of the Executive/Management Committee of Syed Maratib Ali Religious and Charitable Trust Society, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pakistan.
He is the Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Lahore since 1998. On May 6, 2015, he was presented with the highest Swedish Honor, “The Commander of the Grand Cross” by His Majesty; The Swedish King in Stockholm.
Mr. Ali is married with three children.

Dr. Attiya Inayatullah
Chairperson Family Planning Association of Pakistan
Member, National Assembly and Former Federal Minister for Women Development, Special Education, Social Welfare and Population Welfare, Dr. Inayatullah has an MA Degree in International Relations and Sociology from Boston University, USA, a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology and a diploma in Population Dynamics and Economic Development from the University of Sussex, U.K. from 1999 to 2002 and as the elected Chairperson of UNESCO from 1993 to 1995. She has received the United Nations Ceres Award, Human Rights Gold Medal by Human Rights Society of Pakistan (1994) and the Jean Harris Global Award by Rotary International (1999).

Mr. Arshad Zuberi
Chief Executive and Editor, Daily Business Recorder
Mr. Zuberi holds a degree of BS Mechanical Engineering (USA) and is a founding member of the Board of Directors, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). He has been the member of numerous committees of the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) and has also served as its Honorary Secretary General and vice president.


Representatives of Civil Society Organisations

Mr. Iqbal Walji
Member National Council Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan
Mr. Iqbal Walji is Graduate of J.I. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University and Bachelor of Arts with honors in IR from Stanford Universtiy He is Group President of Walji's Family of Businesses and Advisor of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation with a great experience of Symposia and teaching. He is engaged with Community and Social Services for more than a decad and presently Honorary President of Aga Khan Council for Pakistan; Member Governing Body of Aga Khan Hospital & Medical College Foundation, Member National Council Aga Khan Foundation and Member National Committee Aga Khan University Foundation

Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi
Vice Chancellor, LUMS
Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi is the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences since July 2013. He has been a consultant on higher education for the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, working primarily in Central and South Asia. From 2004 to 2012 he was the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission where he helped develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the revival of the university education sector of Pakistan. The Higher Education Commission with an annual budget of US$0.5 Billion is responsible for all matter relating to higher education in Pakistan including, higher education policy, quality assurance, degree recognition, development of new institutions and uplifting of existing institutions as well as operational funding of public sector universities. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering and extensive teaching and research experience both in the US and Pakistan Dr. Naqvi has been deeply involved from the first day with the transformation of the University Grants Commission of Pakistan to an autonomous ministerial level Higher Education Commission spearheading higher education reforms in Pakistan. Dr. Naqvi has a number of patents to his credit and has also worked with startups bringing high-tech inventions to the market place. These experiences have helped him implement an ambitious portfolio of programs that have resulted in an explosive growth in research activity in the universities in Pakistan coupled with a quadrupling in the number of students, significant enhancement of quality, standardization of programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level with clear quality related benchmarks, the implementation of a higher education quality assurance regime and launch of the most ambitious program in the history of Pakistan for faculty development.

Mr. Sohail G. Khoja
Member National Council Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan
Sohail Khoja is a Civil Engineer by profession, and was accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in 2006. He carries the distinction of successfully mediating the first dispute independently referred to the KCDR for resolution. Along with the Engineering profession, he also carries a passion for teaching and has been associated with the local education boards. He has served as the Director and Vice Chair on the Board of Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan, and holds a position in the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation. He has also taught and presented before the students of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, and Sir Syed University. He possesses an M.B.A. and a B.E. (civil) degree.

Dr. Sania Nishter
Founder & President, Heartfile
Sania Nishtar graduated from medical school in 1986 as the best graduate with 16 gold medals, a college record, which remains unbroken to date. In 1999 she left a lucrative career as Pakistan's first woman cardiologist to establish the NGO think-tank, Heartfile which today is the most powerful health policy voice and catalyst for health reform in Pakistan and is recognized as a model for replication in other developing countries. She is the founder of many other health institutions, Pakistan's Health Policy Forum and Heartfile Financing, a program to protect people against health impoverishment. In 2013 she served as a Federal Minister in Pakistan's Interim Government, where she held four portfolios, including Education and Trainings, Science and Technology, Information Technology and Telcom, and Health. Sania Nishtar's has in-country and international experience. Internationally, she is a member of many Expert Working Groups and Task Forces of the World Health Organisation, a member of the board of the International Union for Health Promotion, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. She is Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council and a member of the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health, the Clinton Global Initiative and is Chair of GAVI's Evaluation Advisory Committee. She also led the Pakistan Lancet Series on Health Reform. She has previously headed many global initiatives, including the award wining Global World Heart Day campaign. She is a regular plenary speaker, chair or moderator at global health meetings and a part of organizing major international conferences. She has chaired or been part of many international declarations and statements of the World Health Organization. Sania Nishtar is a key health policy voice in Pakistan, the author of Pakistan's first health reform plan, Pakistan's first compendium of health statistics, and the country's first national public health plan for NCDs. One of her books, an analysis of Pakistan's health systems became the blue print for the country's health policy. She is a member of many boards, advisory groups and task forces and a voice to catalyze change at the broader governance level in Pakistan. Sania Nishtar is the author of 6 books, more than 100 peer review articles and around the same number of op-eds. Her latest, Choked Pipes, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. She is the recipient of Pakistan's Sitara e-Imtiaz, a presidential award, the European Societies Population Science Award, and many accolades of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge and the American Biographical Center. In 2011 she received the prestigious Global Innovation award, which was given only to four individuals in the world, one of them being President Bill Clinton. Sania Nishtar holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and a Ph.D from Kings College, London.


Corporate Leaders

Mr. Ahsan M. Saleem
Chief Executive, Crescent Steel & Allied Products Limited
Mr. Ahsan is the founder and Chairman of the Board of The Citizens Foundation, trustee of Commecs Education Trust and also serves on the Managing Committee of CIBE. He has to his credit three terms as Chairman of Pakistan Jute Mills Association and the "Business Man of the Year" award by FPPCI.

Mr. Arif Habib
Chairman and Chief Executive Arif Habib Securities Limited
Mr. Habib is also the Chairman of Arif Habib Investment Management and the manager of the two open ended Mutual Funds namely Pakistan Stock Market Fund and Pakistan Income Fund. He was the Founder Chairman of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and also served as the Chairman of the Karachi Stock Exchange for five terms.

Mr. Omar Yaqoob Sheikh
Chairman / Managing Director, Shell Pakistan Limited
Mr. Omar Yaqoob Sheikh is Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited. He has two master degrees in business administration from INSEAD and Institute of Business Administration (IBA). Omar Sheikh has pursued his successful career at Shell. He joined the company in 1995 soon after completion of his first MBA and played various roles in in retail, commercial lubricants and downstream strategy portfolios in Pakistan and overseas. He also worked at Shell International Ltd in London with senior downstream leadership on developing business strategy and implementing portfolio transactions.