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Fauji Foundation (Urdu: فوجى فاؤنڈیشن, Sindhi: فوجي فائونڊيشن; lit. Soldier Foundation; initials: FF), is one of the largest financial services and one of the largest energy conglomerates in Pakistan, with interests in fertilizer, cement, food, power generation, gas exploration, LPG marketing and distribution, financial services, employment services, and security services. The word "Fauji" ("فوجي") is an Urdu word that means "soldier" and the company was set up in order to provide employment and welfare benefits to Pakistani ex-military personnel and their dependents. It is run by former officers of Pakistani Armed Forces.
Fauji Foundation's aim is to provide and generate funds for the welfare and benefits of ex-servicemen and their families. Fauji Foundation's three companies Fauji Cement, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim and Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited are listed and traded on the Karachi Stock Exchange.
Fauji Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1954, and operating on a completely self-sustaining basis, channels approximately 80% of the profits from commercial ventures into social protection programs that serve a beneficiary population representing approximately 7% of the country’s population.
Fauji Foundation was awarded the Rehabilitation Prize from the World Veterans Federation (WVF) in 1997 at Seoul, South Korea which was received by then Fauji Foundation Director, Welfare (Health & Education) Brigadier Muneeb-ur-Rehman Farooqui SI(M). The prize was awarded:
for the Foundation's remarkable achievements in looking after ex-servicemen and their families in providing health care, education, technical training, employment, artificial limbs and other facilities for the rehabilitation of disabled ex-servicemen, thus enabling them to be full-fledged citizens contributing to the welfare of their communities.
The Fauji Group currently employs approximately 12,411 employees in various sectors including fertilizer, cement, natural gas, power generation, oil terminal operations, financial services, healthcare and education.
The Committee of Administration (COA) is the policy board of the organization. It is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the Foundation without its involvement in the day-to-day functioning.
The Central Board of Directors (CBODs) functions as the management committee, which is responsible for the day to day fiscal and management control of the organization within the broad policy mandate. It ensures that policy objectives are met. Secretary, Ministry of Defense, is the ex officio Chairman of Fauji Foundation, whereas Vice Chairman and Managing Director oversee the day-to-day operations of Fauji Foundation with requisite direction to the functionaries.
The Fauji Foundation medical system began with the establishment of a 50-bed TB hospital in 1959 at Rawalpindi. Today, the Fauji Foundation medical system is the largest medical chain outside the Government sector, spread all over Pakistan.
On health care, Fauji Foundation spends over 58% of the welfare budget. Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi and Fauji Foundation Hospital Lahore are well funded hospitals of Fauji Foundation. It is run by former officers of Pakistani Armed Forces.
With over 100 branches spread from Karachi to Gilgit having approx 45000 x students, 2000x teachers and over 1100x adm staff, FF Edn system is amongst the largest Edn systems in the country. The Fauji Foundation's education system aims to provide education to the children of ex armed forces personnel, as well as to civilians.
The headquarters of Fauji Foundation are in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. FFES is affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad. There are 102 schools (FF model schools) in Pakistan. The Fauji Foundation College For Boys and Fauji Foundation College For Girls are located in New lalazar, Rawalpindi.
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