Chairman's Message

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Dr. M A Wajid

My Dear Friends,

These are challenging times for Pakistan. Today the society is confronting its most basic values. In this current climate of uncertainty, we are being judged, more than ever, on our measurable results, we can give life to millions, and hope to millions more and move towards a better future. There is no short-term fix to the fundamental challenges that we face. The key to each solution is our involvement in them and finding new ways to solve our problems.

The civil society has to play a crucial role if we are to succeed. New partnerships need to be formed; partnerships where all the parties are out to find the best possible solutions. If we work together, we can make real progress. It is all in our interest.The civil society has to play a crucial role if we are to succeed. New partnerships need to be formed; partnerships where all the parties are out to find the best possible solutions. If we work together, we can make real progress. It is all in our interest.he Foundation for 'Progress' and on behalf of its executive council, it is a matter of great pleasure and privilege for me in introducing and inviting you to join the family of 'Progress', a ‘Think Tank’ and a Sustainable Development Organization

If we want to see and have a society where peace and security dominate; where we have a say in how our country is run; and we have access to things which are so often taken for granted in the developed world, like clean water, fresh air and the chance to earn a living and bring up healthy, educated children. If we want governments to be accountable to our people; obey the rule of law; protect human rights and to create opportunities for economic growth, we need to refocus our development efforts by supporting policies which create sustainable livelihoods for the poor people, promote human development and conserve the environment. The creation of such a society is a formidable challenge.If we want to see and have a society where peace and security dominate; where we have a say in how our country is run; and we have access to things which are so often taken for granted in the developed world, like clean water, fresh air and the chance to earn a living and bring up healthy, educated children. If we want governments to be accountable to our people; obey the rule of law; protect human rights and to create opportunities for economic growth, we need to refocus our development efforts by supporting policies which create sustainable livelihoods for the poor people, promote human development and conserve the environment. The creation of such a society is a formidable challenge.y, transparency, trust, equity and justice. We strives for the making of a Pakistan that is safe, secure and a progressive country, free from extremenism and terrorism ,with a knowledgeable society knowing its rights and duties, where choices (in education, health care and retirement) abound; where taxes are fair, and comprehensible; where everybody has the opportunity to go as far as their talents take them; where government concentrates on its core functions, recognizes its limits and shows favor to none, where law and justice dominates; where minorities, rich and the poor; weak and strong; men and women are treated equally and without any discrimination, where people are aware of the hazards of environmental degradation of their moral, social and ecological duties and responsibilities to keep and make our cities, country and the world a safe and a better place, for their children and their future generations Foundation proposes policies, recommendations and implements projects, which assist in accomplishing these things.

However our society and communities will never change unless our citizens change. We all have something to do about it! If our society as a whole isn't ready for these changes, then our job as individuals is to prepare the way, to make our society ready. Yes, it is that easy. In the end, we have no one to blame for our failures but ourselves. It doesn't make sense to point fingers at others so long as we ourselves are not doing anything to make the situation.However our society and communities will never change unless our citizens change. We all have something to do about it! If our society as a whole isn't ready for these changes, then our job as individuals is to prepare the way, to make our society ready. Yes, it is that easy. In the end, we have no one to blame for our failures but ourselves. It doesn't make sense to point fingers at others so long as we ourselves are not doing anything to make the situation.I am sure you will find one that might interest you. It shall also provide you a forum to meet, interact and discuss matters of common interest, develop new and lasting personal, professional and business relationships, and express your concerns and views with the collective strength and support of ‘Progress’. Your precious time, effort and energy shall be deeply valued and appreciated both by us and the beneficiaries, bringing you lasting relief, satisfaction and achievement, one which words cannot express.

I believe that one individual can made a difference, some times a great difference, for us that individual is you.I urge you to step forward and lend us a supporting hand in the fulfillment of this difficult but definitely achievable mission.I believe that one individual can made a difference, some times a great difference, for us that individual is you.I urge you to step forward and lend us a supporting hand in the fulfillment of this difficult but definitely achievable mission.able mission. . We believe that one individual can made a difference, some times a great difference, for us that individual is you .We belief we can make a difference with your support and the commitment behind us and with a consistent set of values to guide and light our path. And as we undertake our work, it is increasingly clear that these values underpin our success. They tell us why we do what we do. And they tell us how - with respect, integrity, commitment and excellence. We do not claim to embody them perfectly – but we do seek to do so. .

I look ahead to welcome you as a member of the Progress family and to join us in the making of a 'Better Pakistan', one we can all be proud of.

With Warm Regard's:

Your's sincerely,

Dr. M.A Wajid