How to Donate to Covid-19 Relief Effort in Pakistan

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, small businesses mandated to close are following the social distancing guidelines put forward. This means that the primary source of income for many families in Pakistan is no longer there. Financial instability is rife.

Busy street in walled city, pakistan

Many people will work from home and will have job security. I am one of those individuals. But some people aren’t in the same position. It is the responsibility of those financially fortunate to support those who aren’t.

Pakistan is one of the world’s most charitable nations. There are plenty of organisations with systems where individuals can donate money. They will arrange and deliver provisions to those in need.

As an overseas Pakistani, I know that with this desire to donate, there is an element of concern in sending your hard-earned money. This concern is valid, and we respect it.

Below, is a list of Foundations collated by Shehzil Malik. We have organised the information stating the:

(1)    name of the organisation,

(2)    their location,

(3)    how they are offering support to those in need using your donations,

(4)    their contact details,

(5)    either a donate link or their bank details.

The organisations are not listed in any particular order.

The first group of charities have an e-portal in which you can click ‘donate’ and make a payment. We are promoting donations for the first list of charities due to the traceable nature of an e-payment.

1. Seed Out: SochoSabKayLiay

Seed Out has a special place in my heart. We interviewed Founder, Zain Ashraf Mughal and Operations Director, Ali Shakeel. Both opened my eyes to the power of micro-financing! I met the entrepreneurs who established a sustainable business through Seed Out’s programme. The families Seed Out has helped enabled 100s of children to attend school who would otherwise not have. 

We have worked with Seed Out and would like to raise an awareness of the great work they are doing. Seed Out are supporting their micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses have temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

Impact: Seed Out has already distributed 1000 ration bags in Gujranwala. 

Seed Out put the people they serve at the heart of what they do. 

Learn more about their Campaign - SochoSabKayLiay

What we do: Seed Out is a non profit organisation that aims to alleviate poverty in Pakistan by helping deserving individuals establish a means of livelihood. It has successfully established small scale businesses for 1000 people who previously lived below the poverty line. 

Support: Seed Out has established a corona relief fund to help those worst affected. We will be helping the most deserving families in our database as well others who may need. Ration Bags to deserving families in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Bahawalnagar. 

Location: Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Bahawalnagar.

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Contact Details:


0307 2222127

0300 8743502

More ways to donate

Bank Account Details 

Bank: Allied Bank

Account Title: Seed Out

Account Number: 0010028779120016

IBAN: PK81ABPA0010028779120016

Swift Code: ABPAPKKA0175

Branch Code: 0175

Branch: Ladies Branch, 21 - Z - Block, DHA, Lahore Cantt.

2. Akhuwat

What we do: The world’s largest Islamic microfinance organisation.

Location: 19 Civic Center, Sector A2, Township, Lahore, Pakistan

Support: Akhuwat have set up the ‘Corona Imdadi Fund’ (CIF) which aims to provide support to any deserving individual and family. They provide Ration Packages, free Coronavirus testing, professional consulting via their helpline and support for hospitals where facilities are inadequate.

Contact: + 042–111-448-464 / +92 42 35122743

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3. Rizq – Lahore, Punjab

What we do: A Charity focused on food distribution and redistribution

Location: 40 - Commercial Area CavalryGround, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Support: Distributing food Ration books to households of verified individuals. Rizq have collaborated with Eat Mubarak and Foodies R Us to provide ration boxes for all made redundant employees from the Restaurant industry.

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4. Corona Aid Pakistan (CAP)

What we do/Support: A crowd sourcing initiative by a group of LUMS students providing ration packs and masks for families and daily wage earners.

Location or Targeted Areas: Lahore, Multan and Sheikpura

Contact Details: Faraz Khan (+92 3338691314)

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The second group is a list of charities or individuals who do not have an e-portal. But would appreciate payment via bank transfer. At this point, we would like to state that any bank transfer you make comes at a risk. I do not know the individuals listed. These details are on social media, but each charity are doing great work to support those in need. If you are hesitant to donate money via bank transfer, then I would suggest looking at the first group of links. We do not take any responsibility for any bank transfers made by an individual.

1. JDC Foundation Pakistan (Sindh, Karachi)

What we do: JDC Foundation Pakistan is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit and charitable organisation. JDC have provided immediate emergency services, provide aid and basic educational opportunities.

Location: B-24 Block 20, F.B Area, Karachi, Sindh

Support: Providing food boxes to isolated patients and free food to those in need.

Contact Details: 021 36341059, +92 333 0404043

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JDC Foundation Bank Transfer Details:


Account Number: 1031-0081-011633-01-2

Branch Address: Bank Al Habib Limited, Gulberg Sub-Branch, Karachi

Swift Code: BAHL PKKA

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2. Robin Hood Army

What we do: The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community to serve less fortunate people.

Location: Karachi

Support: Helping daily wage workers and their families with ration bags of basic goods.

Contact Details: 021-38693111,

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You may donate a ration pack or inform us about a deserving family by sending us a WhatsApp message on 03000 225519 -18 or email on

For more information call at 021-38693111

3. Orange Tree Foundation - Karachi

What we do: Extends educational scholarships in mainstream schools and colleges and quality healthcare to financially challenged students.

Location: Orange Tree Foundation, Ground Floor , Office No. B, Plot 22C - 14th Street, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase 5, DHA, Karachi.

Support: We are collecting donations in the form of cheque, cash, online transfer of ration packs.

Contact Details: WhatsApp +92 300 0225519 for donation queries.

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4. Elaaji Trust – Karachi, Sindh

What we do/Support: Their team survey households and identify deserving households who require aid in South Karachi’s colonies. They provide family packs to serve 5 people for a minimum of 3 weeks at a cost of 3000 PKR.

Location: South Karachi

Contact Details: (021) 34371601

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Elaaji Trust Bank Transfer Details:

Account Title: ELAJ TRUST

Bank: Summit Bank

Account Number: 01990526001714110633

IBAN: PK73SUMB9905207140110633

Swift Code: SUMBPKKA

Branch: Dolmen Mall Karachi

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5. Hope Uplift Foundation

What we do: Raise funds and awareness for underprivileged communities in and around Lahore.

Location: 263-Y Block, Commercial Area First floor, Phase 3, Dha Lahore, Pakistan

Support: Providing ration boxes at 3000 PKR to jobless citizens.

Contact Details: +92-42-3718-6005/+92 300 844 9319

To donate for Ration boxes: 0300 8449319 // 0322 4441270 // 0305 4625524

6. Zariya and Greenvolunteers

What we do/Support: Creating ration boxes for daily wagers and medical supplies to support doctors

Location: Islamabad, Pindi, Lahore, and eventually Dir and Peshawar. 

Contact Details: 03455369969

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For International Donors:

Swift code: ascmpkka

Iban : PK 43 ascm 0001 2310 7070 1468

Ban: 01231070701468

Askari bank

Haris Bin Saqib

Rameez Mumtaz


Standard chartered bank

F8 branch

Branch code: 086

Iban: PK 93 SCBL 0000 0181 4672 5301

For local donors:

Ban: 01231070701468

Haris Bin Saqib

Askari bank

GT road kharian

Easy Paisa


7. Slumnabad

What we do/Support: An organisation that is supporting the tribal community (Urdu: Pakhiwas) by providing ration packages. The Founder, Muhammed Sabir has been running a school for the Pakhiwas community. 

Location: Islamabad, Pindi, Lahore, and eventually Dir and Peshawar. 

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Slumnabad bank transfer details:


Account Title: MUHAMMAD SABIR  

Bank Account Number: 0621801081004417

IBAN NUMBER: PK65 MUCB 0621 8010 8100 4417

SWIFT CODE ( small letters) : mucbpkka

BRANCH NUMBER: 0843 Upper Mall Branch Lahore

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8. Behbud Association of Pakistan: Corona Relief Fund (Punjab)

What we do/Support: Supply dry rations to affected daily wage workers of Behbud. Provide stipends to those workers whose income is stopped because of the lockdown. Provide an Out-Door Clinic to act as a Coronavirus Testing Centre. Distribute hand sanitisers. Prepare guidelines in Urdu for Coronavirus Prevention and distribute within the community. 

Location: B-24 Block 20, F.B Area, Karachi, Sindh

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National Bank of Pakistan

Account Title: Behbud Association of Pakistan

Account: #3072077854

IBAN: #PK 51NBPA1493003072077854

RMC Branch Tipu Road, Rawalpindi (Branch Code: 1493)

Donations can be also made through crossed cheque in favour of “Behbud Association of Pakistan”. It can be sent by courier to address below:

Behbud Association of Pakistan,

NE-2D/1, Tipu Road, Moti Mehal, Rawalpindi

Phone: 051-5706627

Contact Details: +923008580750/ +923335292401

9. Karachi Relief Trust

What we do/Support: Providing ration money to daily wage earners. One ration box costs 7000 PKR. 

Location: 1D-27, Sector 30, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi – 75500

Contact Details:

Mr. Saeed Iqbal

Cell: +92 302 5415941

Mr. Faisal Amjad Shah

Cell: +92 345 8402992


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10. Hani Baloch (Lyari, Karachi)

What we do/Support: Providing ration money to daily wage earners in the Lyrai area. One ration box which can last one month costs 4000 PKR. 

Location: Lyrai, Karachi

Contact Details: 03212079925

11. Ehsaas Karo Na - Online Campaign

What we do/Support: An online campaign to raise funds for different organisations working on ration drives for poeple in need. Providing PPE to medical workers

Location: Islamabad, Pindi, Lahore, and eventually Dir and Peshawar.

Contact Details: Click to contact

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Account Title: Ammar Khan

Bank Account Number: 0760671401006461

IBAN NUMBER: PK 24 MUCB0760671401006461




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