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About Our Organization

Our History

We are not for profit entity registered in Pakistan under Societies Registration Act: XXI of 1860 in the year 2003. We stand as non-government organization and strive for human development through participation, peace and with dignity. AHD has worked for disadvantaged groups and people affected by human and natural disasters in Pakistan and in Africa – Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique. AHD facilitates communities in need and challenges them to participate and explore the solutions which exist within their edge. 

Since its inception, AHD has built on the experiential learning and feedback from communities and started to support communities for innovative solutions for safe drinking water, preventive healthcare, food security and livelihood; which eventually emerged as its programs.

Consequently, the safe drinking water model which is contextually appropriate, easy to install, verified and internationally recognized; bio sand water filter through Nadi (a clay pitcher) became product of the AHD. This Nadi Filter model has been rewarded and accredited and awarded by GSK-UK, UNHABITAT, Energy Globe Awards, and APFED Showcase as the best safe drinking water solution for developing countries.

AHD by its learning and feedback on innovation on safe drinking water turned to comprehensively look at the rural people especially women who face challenges in water, food and cooking. To this end, AHD introduced organic kitchen gardening and fuel-efficient cooking stoves which are also highly appreciated to bring change in the lives of people especially women to ensure their health, wellbeing and empowerment.

AHD, after its in-depth learning based on applied research within communities, initiated the whole Village Development Model (VDM) and plunged into other sectors like shelter, agriculture, livestock and entrepreneurship; and at the same time kept on supporting those communities in climate change effects in flood emergencies to make them resilient.

Our Vision

"Socially and Economically, Just and Peaceful Society"

Our Mission

"Offer communities and institutions, the art and set of options, for their development, empowerment, institutional strengthening and continuous learning within their framework to live with human dignity, social justice, peace, and harmony."

AHD's Objectives

Our Goal

to bring together the citizens from disadvantaged groups irrespective of their gender, class, religion or sect, have opportunities for growth, participation in local and national affairs which impact their lives

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

S#Name Gender DesignationEducation Profession
1Abdul Khurshid BhattiMaleCEO/ PresidentM.Sc in AgricultureDevelopment Professional
2Tomsina ZahidFemaleVice PresidentB.Sc NursingMedical superintendent in Private Medical Hospital
3Nadeem JohnMaleGeneral SecretaryM.A TheologyEducationist
4Shazia SaleemFemaleTreasurerM.AEducationist & Women Development Professional, President for Women Association CoP, DoH
5Parveen NazeerFemaleBoard Member
Diploma in NursingWorking as Head Nurse in Govt Civil Hospital Sukkur
6Shahzad SadaqatMaleBoard Member
MBBSMedical Doctor (Specialty in Eye)
7Saiqa KaleemFemaleBoard Member
B.AHealth Officer in a Private Hospital