Established in Pakistan in 1992
As part of one of the world’s largest faith inspired charity, Islamic Relief (IR) in Pakistan has transformed the lives of millions spanning over a period of 25 years.
Since 1992 we have transformed the lives of 9 million people living in remotest parts of the country including Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan.
Whether it has been the earthquake of 2005 in AJ&K or the floods of 2010 in Punjab and Sindh, our teams have worked on the front lines providing lifesaving assistance to the affected.
IR Pakistan aims to address the deep rooted issues in the country associated with poverty, education, health, water and sanitation and sustainable livelihoods through long term and effective partnerships with the government, private sector, INGOs, academia and media.
We are committed to address the climatic challenges being faced by Pakistan through effective and long term partnerships with other stakeholders.
We envision a self-reliant, resilient and safer Pakistan by enabling and empowering its people to play their part; as we strongly believe in the abilities and skills of the people of Pakistan to bring transformational changes in the country.
Together we will inspire and enable people to respond rapidly to disasters and fight poverty through our Islamic values, expertise and global reach.
We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and the prophetic example (Sunnah), most specifically:
- Sincerity (Ikhlas) – In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity.
- Excellence (Ihsan) – Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and the conduct through which we help the deserving people we serve.
- Compassion (Rahma) – We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
- Social Justice (Adl) – Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and develop their capabilities and resources.
- Custodianship (Amana) – We uphold our duty of custodianship over Earth and its resources, and the trust people place in us as a humanitarian and development practitioner to be transparent and accountable.