Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) is a statutory body constituted and governed by an “Act of Parliament”. It was founded in Pakistan on December 20, 1947 by an Order called “The Pakistan Red Cross Order” issued by Quaid-e-Azam, as Governor General of Pakistan and Founding President of the Society.
PakistanRed Crescent is part of an ‘International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’ which has three components, i.e., International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) dealing with Disaster Response, Health Services, Organizational Development and Dissemination of Humanitarian Values, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), dealing with conflict, prisoners of war and Geneva Conventions, and National Societies. Pakistan Red Crescent became part of the ICRC on 21st July 1948 and was admitted as member of IFRC on 18th August 1948.
Mission & Vision Of Pakistan Red Crescent
The mission of PRC as the leading non-governmental humanitarian organization of the country is:
“To alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable population by mobilizing the power of humanity.”
The vision of PRC is:
“To be the leading humanitarian organization of Pakistan, which is dynamic, self-reliant and committed to preventing and alleviating human sufferings at the national and international level, while acting in compliance with fundamental principles and humanitarian values of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement”
The Society in its working draws inspiration from seven fundamental principles of the ‘Movement’, namely: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
With its National Headquarters in the Federal Capital Islamabad, the Society has its Branches in all five Provinces, one regional branch at Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Federal Capital Territory of Islamabad Branch and the State Branch of AJK. Through these branches, and 92 district level branches the PRC coordinates its field operations. This vast network is managed through a dedicated team of staff and volunteers drawn from a wide cross-section of the society.