The Association for integrated development Balochistan (AID) is an independent, non-profit, non-Government organization having a team of dedicated professionals giving their services in all over the country devoted to improving the quality of life for peoples by reviving and reinvigorating civil society.
AID Balochistan was established in 1998. It is registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Registration and Control Ordinance 1961. AID is engaged in participatory research, advocacy campaigning, community awareness mass mobilization, participatory community development and networking for the sustainable livelihood of the poor rural and urban communities by challenging the unsustainable, anti-masses and anti-poor plans, policies and actions. AID creates awareness among the masses, carries out advocacy campaigns and also suggests pro-people alternative approaches policies and plans. AID strongly believes in people-centered and people- oriented development processes with the active involvement and participation of the local communities in every walk of life.
We are working towards building human development and peaceful society, where rights of all segments are respected. AID Balochistan makes contributions in creating a society free of discrimination and exploitation of human rights. We try to change people’s ideas, opinions, and mode of thinking by research, seminars, and publications. We believe on rule of law, free trade, and individual rights. We wish to usher in an intellectual revolution that encourages people to look beyond the obvious, think beyond good intentions, and act beyond activism.
We acknowledge the dignity, diversity, and worth of the people we serve, each other, and our institutions. Each member of the team is committed to acting with honor, honesty, and absolute integrity at all times in dealing with each other, and in dealing with the peoples in humanitarian ground and integrated manner.
The Association for Integrated Development (AID) was founded as in 1998 to promote peace and development in Baluchistan and beyond.
AID is a member of several peace movements in the country, particularly Aman Ittehad. In 2010, following attacks on religious minorities, mainly Hindus, by religious extremists AID collaborated with Action Aid to arrange a conference focused on religious extremism, which they see as a serious barrier to peace in Pakistan.
AID also organized seminars on the issues of internally displaced persons and victims of insecurity in Balochistan in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Security Studies (Islamabad). The organization regularly organizes a forum to allow voices on the conflict in Baluchistan to be heard and concerns to be addressed.