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Parveen Azam Khan

Dost Welfare Foundation
Joined March 2015
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
"Dr. Parveen Azam Khan, Founder and Chief Executive of Dost Welfare Foundation (DOST) is a medical doctor who has experience that spans five decades. While she has a diverse experience of working in the Government Health Department in Pakistan as a general practitioner in medicine and surgery, her most outstanding achievement is the establishment of DOST in 1992. DOST, a not-for-profit NGO based in Peshawar, Pakistan, is recognized nationally and internationally for its specialized services for the most vulnerable and marginalized segments of society, in five thematic areas, namely: drug abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support; human rights protection; human resource development and community development. DOST reaches out and heals these unfortunate human beings by providing them with services based on their Needs and Rights.

Dr. Parveen has been awarded the 2002 United Nations Vienna Civil Society Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contribution to the global fight against drug abuse, crime and terrorism. She was also awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz 2003 by the President of Pakistan for her work of excellence in the field of Public Service in Pakistan." In year 2005 she was nominated for the “Project 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize”.

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