• Satpara Development Project (SDP)
    Satpara Development Project (SDP), with financial portfolio of US$ 20 million, is a five-year (05) Project designed to maximize the impact of Satpara Dam Project on the people living within the command area of Right.
  • Gems & Jewellery (G&J)
    In 2013, AKRSP initiated the project “Gilgit-Baltistan – The Jewel of Pakistan: Developing a Sustainable Value Chain in the Gems and Jewellery Sector in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral”.
  • Renewable Energy (RE)
    Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) initiated the project “Water and Energy Security” in 2011 with financial support from the Swiss Agency of Development Cooperation in Pakistan
  • Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY)
    The Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY) Program is a six-year initiative of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) and the Aga Khan Foundation funded by the Government of Canada

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Pakistan

The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is a private, non-profit company, established by the Aga Khan Foundation in 1982 to improve the quality of life of the people of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral (GBC). The overall goal of the organization is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of northern Pakistan.


AKRSP has built a strong foundation of people’s institutions, comprising more than 3700 Village and Women Organizations, majority of whom have come together to establish more than 60 Local Support Organizations as their representative institutions. These LSOs take on a multi-sector agenda in partnership with a wide array of partners including the local government departments. LSOs are increasingly taking on a development agenda that goes beyond the traditions.

Sustained improvements in the quality of life GBC’s population hinges upon inclusive economic growth and shared employment opportunities. AKRSP’s efforts in developing economic infrastructure (e.g. roads, irrigation and land development projects), promoting agricultural productivity, and improving farming skills have been instrumental in this regard by increasing farm surplus and incomes from the once subsistence farming sector.


Progress Review 2013-14

Progress Review 2013-14

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Research Study on Womens...

Research Study on Womens Economic Empowerment

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4th Evaluation by World Bank...

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3rd Interim Evaluation-1995

3rd Interim Evaluation-1995

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Sadpara Development Project

April 9, 2018

AKRSP has long history of engagement with the communities and government line departments in the mountainous regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and...

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Call for Quotations (AKRSP-EGA / 1117-01)

November 9, 2017

Accelerate Prosperity (AP), a new initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), invites quotations from qualified Construction and Renovation...

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Community mobilisation paying off in Chitral

June 21, 2016

The flash flood of 2012 had washed away the water supply scheme and 1.5 kilometres link road of the remote...

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Earthly matters: A bright future

June 21, 2016

At a two-hour drive rough over broken roads from Chitral town, lies Garam Chashma. This is where hot springs bubble...

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11 Districts

198,409 Organised Households

2,928 Village organization (VO)

2,117 Women Organization (WO)

75Local Support Organisations (LSOs)