BARGAD is a youth led and youth focused organization working for youth development in Pakistan. It has a long and unique standing among civil society organizations in Pakistan that has been working exclusively on youth development since 1997. Its office is in Gujranwala.

BARGAD has risen from a student-led grassroots organisation to an umbrella organisation for youth groups in Pakistan.

After induction of the 18th Amendment to the Pakistani constitution, with support from the UNFPA, it has helped formulating the Punjab Youth Policy formally approved on 28th May 2012; while it is providing similar assistance to the provincial governments of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the State Government of AJK to develop their youth policies. Prior to this, it developed vision for integrated youth development in Pakistan in collaboration with the UNFPA.

BARGAD also pioneered youth track of peace diplomacy in South Asia involving youth from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

With a vast volunteer base, BARGAD’s projects have been collaborated by more than 54 universities. It is a rare organization that has hosted University Vice Chancellors’ conference at the national level and has trained university faculty members, especially the younger lot, on more than 10 occasions on themes ranging from tackling youth extremism, women leadership on campuses to social research methodology.

BARGAD has also generated the biggest pool of youth researches, analysis and data in Pakistan that also involved youth as participants.

The hallmark of the organisation is that youth participate in its projects from design to implementation phases, including the financial planning

Our Mission

To promote peace, justice and cooperation among youth in Pakistan.

Our Belief

Be the starting point of change by empowering the mass youth demographic of the country to start taking responsibility on key issues.

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Meet Our Team

Sabiha Shaheen

Sabiha Shaheen

Executive Director
Mazher Zaheer

Mazher Zaheer

Director Operations
Sarfraz Ahmed Siddique

Sarfraz Ahmed Siddique

Senior Finance Manager
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Empowering Youth all over Pakistan

A great step of this organisation for the youth development.
Bargad is working for promoting peace in the region along with it also focus on youth not only from a specific area but across the provinces, to engage them in different activities which is a positive sign towards peace. prosperity and development in Pakistan
It's great way for the youth to permit the piece in our society.. BARGAD plays vital role in this way.. thanx bargad for wonder full conference at 10.11 July