Youth Development Foundation

Key Information

Organization Name: Khudi Pakistan

Head Office: Islamabad

Contact Person: Shabbir Bukhari

Working Since: 2010

Areas of Operations: Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi


(as of March 2015)

Trainings/ Workshops

No. of trainings/workshops delivered to date: 90

Themes: Counter-Extremism, Democracy, Civic Education, Constitutional literacy, Critical Thinking and Youth Activism

Cities these were delivered in: Bhurban,Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Faisalabad, Mirpur, Karachi, Okara, Pakpattan, Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad ,Okara, Bhawalpur, Peshawar, Hyderabad ,Jamshoro, Pakpattan,Sawat, Sargodha, Malakand, Kotli District of Pakistan-Administered Kashmir,Mirpur (Kashmir), Hyderabad,Sudhnoti District of Kashmir, Rawalakot in Azad Jammu and Kashmir,Sahiwal, Chitral, Kalash, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Khanewal, Chichawatni, Jhang, Hafizabad, Sargodha, Loralai, Abbottabad, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, Jehlum, Peshawar, Larkana, Narang Mandi, Pindi Bhattian,Depalpur and Haripur.


No. of conferences/seminars organized to date: 45

Themes: Democracy, Extremism, Civic Education, Youth empowerment

Cities these were held in: Islamabad,Lahoreand Karachi,Faisalabad, Mirpur,Faisalabad, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Quetta, Khairpur and Haiderabad


No. of campaigns launched to date: 3

Themes: Come Clean Pakistan,Peace Pledge and Edhi for Nobel Prize

Cities these were held in: Islamabad

Arts & Culture Events

No. of arts & culture events held to date: 7

Themes: Khudi-Laal Music Tour: An Initiative to Counter-Extremism

Cities these were held in: Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Jhang, Sahiwal and Islamabad


(as of March 2015)

SrPublicationDateWeb Link
1Modern Muslim Political ThoughtJul 8, 2013Web Link
2Basic Civic EducationDec 5, 2011Web Link
3The Laaltain (an online bilingual youth magazine)QuarterlyWeb Link

Major Projects

(as of March 2015)

SrNameNature of Project
Successfully Completed
1Workshop Series on Democracy and Extremism across PakistanTraining Workshops
2Training Workshop on Civic Education and Constitutional Literacy across Punjab (Phase 1)Training Workshops
3Training Workshop on Civic Education and Constitutional Literacy across Punjab (Phase 2)Training Workshops
4Training Workshop on Civic Education and Constitutional Literacy across Punjab,KPK and AJK (Phase 3)Training Workshops
5International Youth Conference and Festival (2010, 2011) International Youth Conferences
6Festival of Ideas (2012, 2013, 2014)National Youth Conferences
7Youth Engagement through Electronic Media Two Programs on
1: Khuid Debates :Sayah-o-Safaid
2: Kon Bange Ga Wazira-i-Azam
8Khudi-Laal Music Tour of UniversitiesA music tour to counter-extremism
In Progress/Upcoming
A first of its kind space in Pakistan dedicated to training, research, resource development and social innovation to counter extremism
(An online bilingual Youth Magazine)
3Khudi Chapters based in Campuses across PakistanOutreach, training,mobilization
4Workshops on Federalism across Punjab, KPK and AJKTraining Workshop
5Counter-Extremism initiative in 15 Universities across Punjab and KPTraining, outreach, mobilization against extremism

Awards Received

  • Civic Education Award (2013) presented by the Centre for Civic Education

Additional Information

Annual Festival of Ideas (FOI): The Annual Festival of Ideas is an ongoing initiative of Khudi to bring together the young minds we have been working with to share and learn from each other in collectively meeting some of the challenges that Pakistan faces today. These committed youth, hailing from diverse regions, faiths, ethnicities, classes and gender, gathers in the city where the FOI is held usually Lahore,Islamabad,Karachi.