About Pattan

  • 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
  • Islamabad, 2 October:
    Islamabad, 2 October:
    Interfaith Dialogue: Moving towards A National Policy on Minorities
  • 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
  • Lahore, 6 October:
    Lahore, 6 October:
    Sarwar Bari former Secretary General FAFEN administering oath of newly elected Secretary General and EC members.
  • 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
  • Stage Drama
    Stage Drama
    Enabling Environment for Minorities to Participate in the Electoral and Political Processes in Pakistan

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.