Pakistan Peace and Solidarity Council (PPSC)

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PPSC is a Pakistani voluntary organisation that has members in all areas of the country actively working towards peace.

The PPSC is an open, democratic, independent, and non-aligned working for mass action. It is an integral part of the peace movement and acts in cooperation with other organizations and individuals. The PPSC is a broad based organization which, on the national level, chooses to combine their diverse activities for the achievement of a common goal: the creation and strengthening of a secure and just peace for all the peoples of Pakistan and the entire world. The PPSC is an open and democratic forum for dialogue, cooperation, interaction and mutual assistance among sovereign and independent peace, disarmament, solidarity, humanitarian, ecological, scientific, cultural, religious, labour and other movements and organization, as well as individuals, without any discrimination on ideological, gender, political or other grounds.

The PPSC should consistently adhere to the main principles and objectives laid down, are inspired by the UN charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other human rights and peace treaties.

The PPSC cooperates with the bodies working for peace at different levels. Activities of the PPSC are based upon the involvement and contribution of movements and organizations represented in it, which are autonomous and independent entities. The PPSC is a genuine movement of international solidarity and mutual support. Public opinion is of key importance in PPSC efforts for the achievements of all its principles and objectives. In its activities and structures the PPSC pursues the goal of equal participation of men and women. Its structure conforms to the changing realities; it varies in accordance with different countries and regions.

Pakistan Peace and Solidarity Council (PPSC) is a voluntary organisation committed to peace in Pakistan. Activities of the PPSC are a representation of its individual members and affiliated organisations. PPSC has managed to establish strong roots in Pakistan with members in different parts of the country, and it has organisers based in Punjab, Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Islamabad, Azad Kashmir and FATA to hold events at local levels.

PPSC has initiated a capacity building programme for the members of other organisations in Pakistan to spread the knowledge and expertise in the areas of good governance, human rights and peacebuilding.

PPSC aims at peace beyond Pakistan – at regional and global levels. To discuss the relationships between India and Pakistan, the PPSC organised a seminar on 11 January 2009 in Karachi. The seminar attracted leaders of different political parties, writers and intellectuals to discuss the various aspects of the hurdles in developing better ties between the two neighbouring countries.

PPSC has already implementing a programme on 'Youth for Peace' to involve young people from Pakistan in the peacebuilding process.

PPSC has good working relations with other regional and Global Peace and solidarity organizations. These are World Peace Council- WPC, Afro Asian Peace and Solidarity Organization- AAPSO, International Peace Youth Group- IPYG South Korea, World Federation of Democratic Youth- WFDY and others.


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