Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA)

Key Information

Organization Name: Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA)

Head Office: Islamabad

Contact Person: Syed Ali Abbas/ Maryam Kanwer

Working Since: 2007

Areas of Operations: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore mainly. Have chapters and network in almost every city. Quetta, Awaran Distt, Peshawar, KPK, Waziristan, Bannu, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan.


(as of March 2015)

Trainings/ Workshops

No. of trainings/workshops delivered to date: 230

Themes: Conflict Resolution, Peace Building, CVE, Internet Security, Disaster Management

Cities these were delivered in: Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore


No. of conferences/seminars organized to date: 1

Themes: Missing Persons

Cities these were held in: Islamabad


No. of campaigns launched to date: 100 plus

Themes: Advocacy – Political & Social, Democracy, Independent Judiciary, Conflict Resolution, Peace Building, Education, Disaster Management, Human Rights, Missing Persons, Countering Extremism – Religious & State, Awareness.

Cities these were held in: Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Sialkot, Wahh Cantt, Outside Pakistan.

Arts & Culture Events

No. of arts & culture events held to date: 50

Themes: Fundraisers, Peace-building, Advocacy, Awareness of Social & political issues

Cities these were held in: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Toronoto, Sialkot, Peshawar, Swat, Quetta, Calgary, Malaysia

Major Projects

(as of March 2015)

Sr.NameNature of Project
Successfully Completed
1Malala YousafZai School, Kotlakhpat Education for children of women inmates
2Peace Rickshaw ProjectPeace Building through artistic expression
3Lyari ValuetalksCountering Extremism thru artistic expression
4Sultanabad ValuetalksCountering Extremism thru artistic expression
In Progress/Upcoming
1Peace Rickshaw ProjectPeace Building through artistic expression
2HIVEResource Centre on CVE

Awards Received

  • PYA was awarded Azme-Aalishan award 2012 for its multi-faceted initiatives for the youth
  • PYA has also been acknowledged in the government of Pakistan’s report for its counter-extremism activism

Additional Information

PYA has done over 200 events worldwide since 2007 ranging from social welfare, relief and rehabilitation to counter-extremism initiatives and peace-centric campaigns many of which have been documented by international news channels/publications.

PYA has been acknowledged at United Nations headquarters for its flood relief work by Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mohatma Gandhi