Fauji Foundation (Urdu: فوجى فاءينڈ يشن; lit. Military 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" 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 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.
Spending more than Rs. 23.8 billion since inception on welfare, the Foundation provides services in the areas of healthcare, education, educational stipends, technical and vocational training.
Over 2.1 million patients treated per year through the FF Healthcare System
Approximately 41,112 students enrolled in the FF Education System
Approximately 71,385 educational stipends dispersed each year
Over 6,000 individuals trained annually through the Vocational and Technical Training Centers
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 approx. 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.
Chairman: Chairman (ex officio)
Vice Chairman: Managing Director
Members: Director, Finance
Director, Welfare (Health)
Director, Welfare (Education)
Director, Planning & Development
Director, Human Resource & Administration
Director, Information Technology & Procurement
Secretary: Secretary Central Board of Directors, Fauji Foundation