Frequently Asked Questions


What is UnitedForPakistan.org?

UnitedForBetterPakistan.org is a non-political, non-regional, non-partisan and non-profit project whose focus is to reform the fundamental systems in Pakistan for better governance.

What are the main components of this project?

This project is divided into two main components – the Think Tank and the Civil Society Network.

What do you mean by the “Think Tank”?

The project’s Think Tank would be a body of a 100 scholars, PhDs, specialists and tycoons from within and outside Pakistan, who will be experts in various aspects pertaining to effective governance. The aspects have been divided into 13 different categories and the experts would propose viable and implementable solutions to all these 13 sources of concern in Pakistan.

How will the Civil Society Network benefit this project?

The Civil Society Network will be a pressure group of 20 million strong, which will work to push this project’s agenda forward – to make Pakistan better. This critical mass will be more than the votes which the ruling party in the last general elections got (roughly around 12 million) and it would work towards providing tangible solutions to Pakistan’s problems. Since the project is not taking support for any political party, it would heavily depend on this network, which will be made from organic participants pledging to make a difference and fixing the system.

How will the open forum facility work?

The open forum would have the opinion of the public, if someone wants to add something about a particular area of discussion. The suggestions from this forum would work to facilitate the experts in providing a comprehensive solution.

How would the road-map for UnitedForBetterPakistan.org work?

The project hinges upon backing a critical mass of knowledgeable voters so they can make informed choices. This will be achieved by incorporating social and electronic media as part of the project’s dissemination process, where academics and qualified experts from the Think Tank would represent the project and provide feasible solutions to Pakistan’s problems. These individuals would change minds through their assessments and studies. Alongside this, another major part of this road-map would be the automation of Pakistan’s bureaucratic processes, where IT systems would be installed to simplify the work and cut down on the red-tape that citizens have to go through for the most menial of jobs. This would lead to better accountability and governance.

What are this project’s primary focus areas?

UnitedForBetterPakistan.org focuses mainly on effective governance, staunch accountability and ubiquitous transparency.

What systems does UnitedForBetterPakistan.org plan to reform?

Alongside automating the bureaucratic system, the project would focus on reforming key institutions like Judiciary, Education, Political framework and the Media.

What is the constitution package?

The constitution package will be draft of how the constitution needs to be strengthened and implemented. This would not necessarily mean that the constitution will be changed, but the experts would provide practical and well-researched solutions to Pakistan problems and how laws in the constitution can be upheld and implemented. This package would contain legislations and it would be introduced in the parliament so that lawmakers could be persuaded and this package is advocated properly.

Why make a constitution package?

This package would contain suggestions to strength the constitution, have penalty clauses if the laws implemented aren’t followed and it will also provide way to implement those penalties effectively.

How will the solutions get implemented?

The implementation will take place through the strong civil society network backing this project, alongside the professionals who are part of the think tank.

If I sign-up for this project, would I have to change my political affiliation?

This project is inclusive of all ideologies and strata, and only focuses on solving problems of Pakistan. If you support a particular party, you do not have to leave your affiliation for this project, you can work on it simultaneously. Alongside this, once the project starts to materialize and direct visible change, representatives from your districts, councils and sectors can join in to pilot a constructive wave of in Pakistan in the form of UnitedForBetterPakistan.org.

How is the UnitedForBetterPakistan.org being funded?

The project is primarily being funded by individuals and groups that believe in the potential of this endeavor, both within and outside Pakistan. These individuals and groups believe in seeing an efficiently governed Pakistan, and hence they are doing their bit to push the change through.

Are the experts paid?

No, they provide their services as volunteers, taking out one hour of their time.

How long will it take for the implementation of the project?

The project has three types of goals: Short term – ranging from 1 year to 3 years; mid-term – ranging from 3 years to 5 years; and long term – ranging from 5 years to 10 years.

Recent Testimonials

  • Danish Nizami

    Pakistan is one of the unfortunate states which are suffering from severe ills of the society; corruption is one of those; damaging the pillars of the country. I have always wondered how we will be able to see where is the money spent and how the estimates are made, as millions of rupees go down the drain for small development schemes.

  • Farwa Malik

    I strongly support this legislation as it provides solid grounds for building a sustainable infrastructure in order to ensure transparency and accountability in all federal and provincial government set ups. This kind of radical change was much needed since years as Pakistan started to face economic crisis and got buried under huge loans worth millions of dollars.

  • Sadia Umer

    Being a common citizen of Pakistan, I might at least bother about the budgeting as I am more concerned about my salary, inflation and my expenses. Well the question is that why every year I come across with the negative budget and the expenditures are higher. Why is it so that the budget is in deficit and the general public is not aware on the calculations?

  • Maryam Irfan

    We want transparency in all financial departments of Pakistan. I am a supporter of this legislation as well. I totally agree with the objectives and purposes of the legislation which totally rely on a proper channel of monitoring the financial invoices of the country by a COMMON MAN.

  • Tehseen Rafi

    This legislation is a great step towards achievement of the MDGs. The elected representatives of the nation take charge on the basis of the mandate that has been given to them by the citizens of Pakistan. This refers to their liabilities to serve the people who brought them to do so, but unfortunately, they come not to serve but to rule.

  • Nesa Rao

    14 years have been passed from the 9/11 event. The consequences of this disaster have brought many changes in the lives of Muslims especially in Pakistan. The law and order situation has become worst and the drone attacks have taken lives of many innocent people.

  • Madiha

    Being a citizen of a country where we talk a lot about democracy, it is no wonder that you wish implementation of the accountability parameters and protocols as well. Pleased enough to go through the legislation which states that the social development and the crime rate will be monitored and controlled with the help of the local representatives.

  • Umme Talha

    My patriot soul always asked me a question, why not the best for Pakistan, and I never had an answer. From support staff to CSP officers, there is a tough competition on merit; multiple stages and ways of testing and great effort to choose the best. I wonder why nobody has ever thought that we need the best lot of professionals to run our country.

  • Maryam Irfan

    No doubt, we need a system which has to be upgraded at least annually. Training of government officials must be mandatory. No doubt, our country’s system demands that the officials must submit their reports or plans yearly or quarterly, yet, a lot of accountability and follow-up needs to be done.

  • Danish Nizami

    Uniform education system is the call from every Pakistani who considers education as the key to the long term prosperity. Unless we bring the whole nation to the same level, we cannot expect the same level of efforts and contribution. Unfortunately the use of multiple education systems has become a base of segmentation in the society.