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    and Rights

    Sungi being the Rights Based Development
    Organization has been working in the field
    of Governance Democracy and Rights (GDR)
    since its inception from 1989.


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    Poverty Alleviation and
    Sustainable Livelihoods READ MORE
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    Humanitarian Response and
    Climate Change Adaptation

    Pakistan is susceptible to different hazards depending
    on its geography and climatic conditions.

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    Gender Justice

    Gender equality and women empowerment is
    core of Sungi’s programmes and strategies.
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    Peace & Social Harmony READ MORE


SUNGI Development Foundation was established in 1989 by a group of visionary leaders spearheaded by renowned social thinker and activist Omar Asghar Khan. Since then Sungi has made credible and widely recognized efforts for social change and development of vulnerable communities. Being a leading development and humanitarian organization in Pakistan, Sungi works for bringing positive change in society by mobilizing deprived and marginalized communities and creating an environment in which communities would be able to transform their lives through equitable and sustainable use of resources.Over the years Sungi has evolved into one of the leading rights-based development and humanitarian organizations of Pakistan; having Programme outreach in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Baluchistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.


Sungi Development Foundation’s vision is Inclusive, Democratic, Peaceful, Resilient, Tolerant and just Society.


Sungi Development Foundation’s mission is to bring about pro-people changes in policies, institutions and practices through institutionalized economic, social, political empowerment respecting diversity and sustainable use of resources without any discrimination.


  1. Sungi respects the diversity of people in fulfilling its mission & strives to achieve cohesion in society.
  2. Sungi joins hands with likeminded civil society groups in order to achieve large scale impacts for desired social change.
  3. Sungi acts in a transparent manner in all its undertakings. It is committed to demonstrating accountability to both communities and society at large through participatory practices.
  4. Sungi vows to bring innovation to its work to better address challenges, achieve value for money and enhance its effectiveness.
  5. Sungi has a deep commitment to, and years of practice implementing, rights-based programming that operates on the principles of participation, inclusion and fulfilling obligation.

Our Strategy

  1. Strategies for achievement of local and district level outcomes
  • Functioning of community based organisations
  • Livelihoods:Food security & Income generation
  • Health & Education
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Strategy for provincial and national advocacy

Omar Asghar Khan

Founder of Sungi Development Foundation

Born on July3,1953 Omar Asghar Khan led an event ful life. In his school days he was well-known for his exceptional sporting talents.He captained the school's swimming and hockey teams. Omer joined the Army in 1971 and soon rose to the rank of Captain. Disillusioned with the debacle of East Pakistan and Army action in Balochistan he resigned from the Army in 1973. A year later he left for England to pursue higher studies.He obtained an M-Phil in Economics from Cambridge University and returned to Pakistan in 1979.


Where We Work

Districtwise Currunt & previous working areas

Current Working Areas

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Swabi, Upper Dir, Mardan





Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Muzaffarabad, Hattian Bala

Previous Working Areas

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Battagram, Torghar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Shangla, Kohistan, Peshawar


Muzaffargarh, Mandi Baha-ud-din, Dera Ghazi Khan, Jehlum, Gujrat, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi,


Naseerabad, Jafferabad

Azad Jammu & Kashmir


What we do

Sungi is a rights based organization that advocates for rights of citizens including (Human Rights in General and rights of women, children, minorities and other marginalised or vulnerable groups. Over the years it has evolved into one of the leading rights-based development and humanitarian organizations of Pakistan; having programme outreach in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Sungi implements an integrated multi-sector strategic programme, the organization employs diverse expertise in various disciplines ranging from social mobilization, policy advocacy in human and democratic rights including health and education to community infrastructure, sustainable livelihoods and disaster management.

Advocacy for rights of citizens including (Human Rights in General and rights of women, children, minorities and other marginalised groups

Transparency and accountability of governance structures; inclusive governance- representation of women, minorities and socially excluded groups.

Improving service delivery at local level through piloting of projects and coordination with state actors.

Women’s economic empowerment- capacity building of women in agriculture and microfinance initiatives linking them with markets

Sustainable agriculture and food security.

Promoting community based disaster risk reduction (CBDRB) strategies in most disaster prone areas of Pakistan and tackling environment/climate change – deforestation

Displacements as a result of construction of dams.


Anuual Report 2014

Case Study

News Letter

Sungi's Accountability Framework (AF) Statement

Complaints Handling Procedures Sungi Development Foundation

The Quest for Sustainable Forest Management

The Submerged Speak

They Desrve to be Served

News and Events

All News Stories


Journey from Human Being to Being Human

Saturday,24 November 2018

On Saturday,24 November 2018 Sungi and District Government Abbottabad Organized a Seminar on Transgender Rights at Jalal Baba Auditorium . Topic of the seminar was “ Journey from Human Being to Being Human”. Seminar was very successful and about 500 participants attended the event including universities /college students and teachers. Assistant Commissioner Abbottabad, Tehsil Nazim ABT, Head of Ayub Medical Complex, Managing Director FIMS and members of transgender community from Mansehra, Abbottabad and Haripur attended the event.  Dr Abdul Muhaimin ( Chairman SPACM ) and DR. Ahmad Ejaz was Speaker of the seminar. Seminar was highly appreciated by the participants and District Administration. Key achievement of the seminar is as under,

  1. DMS Ayub Medical Complex Mr. Syed Farooq Shah Announced 5 Jobs for transgender in Ayub Medical Complex this announcement was made during the seminar
  2. Doctor Ejaz offered free medical services for trans genders in ABT and Mansehra
  3. Tehsil Nazim ensured to established quota for transgender in TMA and WASSA Jobs
  4. Seminar got the coverage in 5 local and two national newspapers
  5. All the speakers and District administration appreciated Sungi for organizing the event

Angora Rabbit Farming

29 June 2016

Sungi took a new initiative of Angora rabbit farming as a high value livelihood source for Partner Community Organizations (PCOs). The initiative was made at upland areas of District Mansehra in collaboration with Director Breed Improvement (Livestock Department) Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Building Communities Resilience through Integrated Approach Project

27 June 2016

Sungi has implemented a project on “Building Communities’ Resilience through Integrated (Livelihood, WASH and DRR) Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Approach” in village Chattian and Bhagsar of district Hattian Bala, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) funded by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH). The project is phasing out on 30th June 2016.

Aawaz Union Forum Swabi

16 June 2016

Aawaz Union Forum (AUF) Swabi initiated an awareness campaign against illegal price hike during Ramadan. With the arrival of holy month, traders raise prices to double/triple of actual price. Therefore, AUF members took this initiative to aware the community about the food items prices fixed by the government.

Study Circle District Haripur

14 June 2016

Sungi Development Foundation organized Study Circles in three, Union Councils (UCs) Pind Kamal Khan, Khairbara, and Bareela of District Haripur under Aawaz Voice and Accountability program on 14, 15 and 16 June, 2016 in each UC respectively. The study circle aims to develop an insight about the social and cultural barriers for women and its related concept of gender based violence. The event was distributed in three different sessions.

Inauguration Of Water Supply Schemes in District Hattian Bala AJK

13 May 2016

Sungi is implementing a project of “Building Communities’ Resilience through Integrated (Livelihood, WASH and DRR) Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Approach” in village Chattian and Bhagsar of district Hattian Bala, AJK. The project is supported by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) and has three major components; Livelihood, WASH and DRR.

World Environment Day

5 June 2016

World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme. World Environment Day is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Mrs Samina Khan visit to Sungi Islamabad office

Mrs Samina Khan visit to Sungi Islamabad office

3 June 2016

Former Executive Director Sungi & Chairperson BOG Sabah Pakistan Mrs Samina Khan visited Sungi office today 3rd June 2016, to have meeting with Dr Chaudary Inayatullah Executive Director Sungi.

Seminar on Human Cost of Environmental Degradation

1 June 2016

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized a consultation on Human Cost of Environmental Degradation on Wednesday 1st June 2016 at Islamabad Hotel at 14:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mr. Farahatullah Babar, Senator, Mr. Afrasiayab Khatak, former Senator, Vice Chairman, HRCP, representatives of civil society, media and human rights activists participated in the consultation.

Sungi Board of Governors Meeting

14 May 2016

On Saturday 14 May 2016, Sungi held its Board of Governors (BoG) meeting in Islamabad Club, Islamabad. Dr. Chaudhry Inyatullah, Executive Director Sungi, Mr. Ahmed Kamal, Director Finance Sungi, Ms. Humera Malik, Chairperson BoG Sungi, and board members including Ms. Naheed Aziz, Ms. Samia Raoof Ali, Ms. Mariam Bibi, Mr. Khalid Saleem and Mr. Anees Jillani attended the meeting.

Field Visit to Hattian Bala, AJK

11 May 2016

Sungi is currently implementing a “Rehabilitation of Water Supply Schemes” project in Hattian Bala, AJK. The project is funded under the Direct Aid Program of the Australian High Commission, Islamabad. It aims to improve the availability and accessibility to clean drinking water to poor communities in the area.

Women Assembly, Aawaz District Forum and Facilitators' Joint Session

5 May 2016

Sungi Development Foundation organized a joint meeting of women assembly, Aawaz Aagahi Center (AAC) facilitators and Aawaz District Forum (ADF) on 5th May 2016 in district Abbottabad, KPK. The meeting was organized to condemn the recent incident of honor killing of 15 years girl Ambreen Bibi in village Makool Nathiagali.

Sungi Celebrated International Women’s Day

8 March 2016

Sungi Development Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016 with a theme “Pledge for Parity”. For the purpose a walk and exhibition was organized in Muzaffarabad under Building Communities Resilience through CBDRM Approach supported by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH). While in Abbottabad, Swabi, Haripur, and Attock the events were organized under Aawaz Voice and Accountability program supported by Department for International Development (DFID).

Candle light vigil in the remembrance of APS Shuhada

16 December 2015

Sungi Development Foundation organized a candle light vigil on 16 December 2015 in Fakhr-e-Jahan Park, Rajanpur. It was organized to express the solidarity with the innocent martyrs of Army Public School (APS), Peshawar incident.

Our Partners

To achive our goals we partner with many extraordinary organizations around the world. Their support enables us to do far more than we could alone.