Our work in Pakistan
At a glance
Sandwiched between India and Afghanistan, Pakistan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Sightsavers in Pakistan
Sightsavers has been working here since 1985 with the objective of developing eye care for the poorest people in both urban and rural areas, providing preventive services as well as a full range of treatments. We have strong partnerships with local non-governmental organisations, as well as with the Pakistan Government.
In 2005, together with our partners, we worked with the government to produce the first National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Blindness.
To find out more about our work in Pakistan visit our Pakistan country website.
Monsoon rains claim over 200 lives
Find out how the severe flooding in Pakistan is affecting our work there.
Celebrating Sightsavers in Pakistan
In the year of our 60th anniversary, Sightsavers was thrilled that the British High Commissioner in Pakistan chose to host an event to commemorate this landmark.
Click here to read 'Surmounting challenges: Sightsavers in Pakistan 1998 – 2010' a report about our work in Pakistan, and watch a video that shows how our work helped transform a village.
Cricket with a difference
Sightsavers supports the Pakistan blind cricket team.
Empowering disabled people in Pakistan
A Sightsavers supported project is giving disabled people a voice in the Punjab Province.
A brighter future
Blind from birth, 14 year old Abdullah never thought he'd get the chance to go to school. But now the future is much brighter thanks to a Sightsavers partner in Pakistan. Read about Abdullah's story here.
A few words with Muhammad Atif Sheikh
Muhammad Atif Sheikh, president and one of the founder members of Sightsavers’ Islamabad-based partner STEP, answered some questions about this fantastic organisation, and some of the challenges it faces.
The need for skills in Pakistan
A recent study has shown that refractive errors are the commonest form of visual impairment in Pakistan. Refractive error is when the eye has problems focussing light, which affects how acute, or clear, vision is.
Vision for a village
Water is an essential part of preventing infectious trachoma: through good sanitation such as hand and face washing. Find out how improved sanitation has helped almost eliminate trachoma from the village of Killa Virkan in Pakistan.