About Pattan

  • Lahore, 6 October:
    Lahore, 6 October:
    Sarwar Bari former Secretary General FAFEN administering oath of newly elected Secretary General and EC members.
  • Islamabad, 27th July 2018:
    Islamabad, 27th July 2018:
    Sarwar Bari National Coordinator and Secretary General FAFEN addressing the press about the preliminary report of FAFEN’s election observation of general election 2018
  • International Women Day 2018
    International Women Day 2018
  • Islamabad, 29th July 2018:
    Islamabad, 29th July 2018:
    Sarwar Bari Secretary General FAFEN exchanging views with the former Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. S Y Quraishi at the occasion of the release of the preliminary report of FAFEN’s election observation of general election 2018
  • Islamabad, 2 October:
    Islamabad, 2 October:
    Interfaith Dialogue: Moving towards A National Policy on Minorities
  • International Women Day 2019
    International Women Day 2019
    Gender Equality - Tolerant Society
  • Pattan Press conference at Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
    Pattan Press conference at Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
    Unnecessary delay in Releasing the Population Data of Minorities and Disable Persons

Pattan was established in the wake of the 1992 disastrous floods, to reduce the susceptibility of riverine communities to intermittent destructive flooding through community based development work.

The lessons learnt during this work enabled Pattan to realize that the community development work at local level alone does not address the underlying causes of vulnerabilities of the riverine communities. Hence, harnessing the unleashed social and political potential of the marginalised riverine people became an integral part of Pattan’s work. This enables them to become an essential part of the decision-making processes that impact their lives.

Since then, Pattan has been addressing governance and democracy deficiencies through research and awareness raising, social mobilisation and capacity building of society’s marginalised.

Pattan has helped found some of the leading civil society networks in Pakistan and is a member of global and regional networks on disaster, governance and democracy.

Pattan is a registered not-for-profit organization and currently working with hundreds of communities, associations and social movements across Pakistan.

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