Pakistan’s information gap

Sofia Shakil

Diaspora philanthropy in Pakistan can be categorized broadly into three streams of funding.

The first relates to faith-based contributions by overseas Pakistani charities and individuals, predominantly from the UK since the 1950s but increasingly from the Middle East.

New technology is providing a potentially rich seam of diaspora financing.Photo credit: Dennis Skley.

The second is the giving by organizations and wealthy professionals in North America and the UK, largely organized by education and health service NGOs and trusts in Pakistan.

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