Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA) was formed in 1947 with Mrs. Shaista. M. Ikramullah as its first President. It is a registered non political, social and charitable organization based in Islamabad and works with the following aims and objectives (Article III of PFOWA’s constitution)

  • To promote a better understanding of the social, cultural and economic life of Pakistan and towards this end, to arrange different programmes including exhibitions, cultural shows and social meetings
  • To play an effective role in the social welfare activities and to raise funds for charitable purposes by arranging an Annual Fair and other programmes as may be agreed upon.
  • To look after the welfare of the deserving among grades I-XV employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main aim shall be to assist them in the following fields, to the maximum extent possible, depending on the availability of funds:

Education

  • To provide course books/note books to a maximum number o three children of the above employees, upto the level of F.A. /F.Sc. If funds are available, the Executive Committee may decide to provide course books/note books upto the level of B.A. /B.Sc.
  • To grant a limited number of scholarships annually for higher education in Pakistan on the basis of merit


Health Care

  • To provide assistance in these areas which are not covered by the Government health policy. As a general rule, expenditure undertaken in the past will not be reimbursed.
  • To provide advice on family planning and general hygiene

Widows’ Welfare
To provide assistance in deserving cases on individual basis

  • Cases referred to the PFOWA Social Welfare Committee shall be verified personally by the Secretary and Co-Secretary Social Welfare and the decisions to assist the individuals concerned shall be taken by the Executive Committee on the merit of each case.
  • Subject to the availability of funds, the Association my also consider the following:
  • Provide aid in times of national calamities
  • Set up and operate training centres aimed at creating economic self-reliance

 

 

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