The Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) is a not for profit company set up under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, Pakistan's primary corporate law. The Foundation seeks to improve the lives of Pakistanis by removing the obstacles that impede them from achieving their full potential as individuals.

The Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) is the first successor organization to the Saifullah Foundation for Sustainable Development. It embodies the institutionalization of the Saifullah Khan family's eight decades of public service. The Foundation steps in where Government service delivery has been very poor or non-existent.

The Foundation delivers maximum impact by focusing on the following areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Physical and Social Infrastructure
  • Economic Opportunity

We limit the areas we focus on because we think this gives us the best chance to make a greater impact. We have chosen our areas of intervention because we think these are the biggest barriers to people making the most of their lives.

We are eager and ready to learn. We try and learn from our mistakes. Success is measured by our ability to help improve lives, expand opportunities and help communities flourish across a dynamic and developing Pakistan.

Water Facts

1 in 9 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water

Education Facts

Over 6.5 Million children of primary school going age are out of school in Pakistan

Health Facts

One in every 10 children in Pakistan dies before reaching the age of 5


Our Vision

Pakistan is a country of tremendous physical, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. This is our strength as a nation. Within this diversity the Wadaan Foundation has a vision for:

"A Pakistan where every citizen has equal access to opportunities to better his or herself socially and economically and to realize their full potential as a human being, and to grow up into a productive citizen who makes Pakistan a better place for all of us."

Our Values

  • We have a deep respect for local context
  • We are open and try to be inclusive
  • We are innovative
  • We have a fiduciary mindset
  • We have a long term commitment to Pakistan


Where We Work

Created in 1901, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) marked the border between British India and Afghanistan and later between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The NWFP was home to the Pashtuns, the world’s largest tribal society and was divided into administrative units called Districts. Bannu district was one of the southern most districts of the province, and Lakki Marwat was a tehsil (smaller unit) of Bannu district. In 1992 Lakki Marwat became a district itself. The NWFP is today known as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

We focus on under developed areas of Pakistan in general, with emphasis on the southern districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province in particular. At Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) we believe in developing the skills and providing the opportunities to the people from under developed areas of our country, hence enabling them to reach their full potential in becoming contributing members of society.

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What We Do


There is a severe deficiency of basic health care facilities in district Lakki Marwat. Wherever basic or tertiary level health care services are provided.


District Lakki Marwat has a population of over eight hundred thousand, more than half live below the national poverty line.The district is ranked amongst the 25 poorest

Physical & Social Infrastructure

Due to the non existent or deteriorating condition of the road and communication network in under developed areas.

Economic Opportunities

Since a greater share of the national and provincial annual budgets goes towards health and education sectors.

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  • Kulsum Plaza, 42 West, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, 44000 Pakistan
  • +92 - 51 - 2342155-60
  • info@wadaanfoundation.org