Media Room

August 20, 2021


BACK GROUND The urban world is facing an immense environmental crisis of waste management, with plastic waste on top because of its multifaceted implications for the environment, water, life, oceans etc. The production of plastics (meaning pliable and easily shaped) started at the beginning of the 20th century with the discovery of polymers. These polymers were initially produced from natural sources like cellulose but now their main sources are fossil fuels rich in carbon compounds. . Now every second item around us is made of plastic, from personal use items like razors, cell phones to automobile parts, PET food containers, […]
May 5, 2016

Replication of Integrated Resource Recovery Center in Small Cities

Summary Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Trust (AHKMT) had planned to organize the trainings with funding support of German Embassy Islamabad. It has major objective to train the maximum participants from different cities for the replication of Integrated Resource Recovery Center through integrated waste management approaches. AHKMT coordinate with district administration, Municipality, Elected representatives, CBO’s, Academia and community, and invited them to attend the training’s. To organize the training it is most important to develop the training material. Training Module was developed as per requirement; diary, broacher, and pamphlet were designed.Video documentary was also developed. All the material was developed […]
January 1, 2016

Final Report of Integrated Resources Recovery Center

  Executive Summary AHKMT has developed the business plan with the facilitation of UN-ESCAPE/ UN-HABITAT team. According to the business plan all targets will be achieved with in 5 years and IRRC will be profitable; successful sustainable and replicable model for other. The suitable land for IRRC allocated by JKCHS in G-15/4. MOU signed with JKCHS for 5 Years. The Map of IRRC is developed and finalized in first quarter. The land clearance process has completed and mapping; land survey and soil testing survey has also completed. The task of completion of 1000 HH door to door primary collection has […]
September 1, 2015


The population of Fauji colony is mainly low income people. Most of them are working at fruit mundi at Pirwadhai. Colony consist of 40 main streets, among these some were paved while some were unpaved. The unpaved streets mostly facing the problem of sanitation. E.g. Street # 04, 05, 09, 12 etc. Street # 07 was an unpaved street and had open drainage system. Street 07 was the main street beside this there was other link streets. I.e. Street 7A, 7B, Iqbal Street and GulShan Street. The street was consist of 100 houses and linked streets. The main problem in […]
December 31, 2014

World vision Project in Zia colony and Khayyaban-e-Sir syed

World vision Project in Zia colony and Khayyaban-e-Sir syed Background The 3R project is focused to promote the practices of reduce, reuse and recycling of waste in the UC 9 & 10 of Rawalpindi. Project has actively engaged all relevant stakeholders for its effective implementation at community level. Potential individuals have been trained on small scale recyclable/resalable businesses on trades such as compost and paper mashi supporting the concept of Reuse as well as helping create income generation opportunities for deserving stakeholders. Initially it was planned to establish an environment friendly small scale plastic recycling unit within the target area, […]
December 31, 2012

Kachry se Karobar

AHKMT introduced another concept  “Kachry se Karobar” for the unprivileged and unemployed youth for their income generation. This project has started in the Shadra situated near Lahore. The concept is briefed in the column given below: Another innovative approach AHKMT introduced is a “Kachry se Karobar” means to have business from the waste. Under this specific project, young generations who are poor and jobless, they are being trained that how to do business out of solid waste. This job is being done in some steps. First such young people are identified in the community, the next step is to give […]
April 13, 2012

G-15 (Islamabad)

AHKMT is doing more projects regarding SWM in different areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. With the passage of time and experience the organization is modifying the concept of e-guard in different perspectives in different areas. AHKMT made ”e-guard Company” on the basis of the model to make a small profitable and sustainable business in G-15, one of the private sectors of Islamabad by Jammu and Kashmir housing society where CDA is not giving the service of SWM. A brief detail is given below: AHKMT already was working in 5 cities of Pakistan on e-guard model for the sake of solid […]
October 7, 2011

Mansehra – Need Base Assessment Report  (Replication of E-guard Model)

Mansehra Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is province of Pakistan. It is very near to Abbott bad city. It is a major stop for tourists on the Karakoram Highway which leads to China. It is also a major transit point to the northern areas and locations such as the Kaghan Valley, Naran, Shogran, Lake Saiful Mulook and Babusar Top. Total population of the city is 17 lac 50 thousand. In 2005 city divided into 04 different zones AHKMT conducted need base assessment in Mansehra from 6-7 oct 2011.during the assessment visit 03 different settlements and slums. Meeting with Supervisor Ms. Yasmeen Afridi is supervisor […]
September 17, 2011

Need Base Assessment Report (Replication of E-guard Model)

Summary Currently solid waste in Pakistan has not been carried out in a sufficient and proper manner in collection, transportation and disposal or dumping regardless of the size of the Major cities, Remote areas and small town facing more crucial situation. Therefore the environmental and sanitary conditions have become more serious year by year, and people are suffering from living such conditions. The scope of problems regarding solid waste management is very wide and involves the consideration of all the aspects relating to solid waste and its management, either directly or indirectly. These aspect may include rate of urbanization, pattern […]
March 31, 2011

Case Study 1

Mr.Qaiser Abbas a lower   middle class man got retired from Pakistan railway. He was getting 2000Rs per month as a retirement allowance. In this salary it was very hard to support a family of 6 children and a wife. In such a situation Mr. Abbas got to know about AHKMT (Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan memorial trust). AHKMT has been always trying to involve such people in their work. Mr. Abbas has started as an employ with some of the projects with AHKMT, then he was shifted to Solid waste project in 2008. For 2 years he has worked as so […]