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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)

2. 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.


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




Latest News

  • Building Communities Resilience through Integrated Approach Project 27 June 2016
  • Aawaz Union Forum (AUF) Swabi 16 June 2016
  • Study Circle District Haripur 14 June 2016
  • Inauguration Of Water Supply Schemes in District Hattian Bala AJK 13 May 2016
  • World Environment Day 5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Truck inspections under way for the metropolitan area

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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.