Pakistan Youth Outreach Foundation (PYOF) works for the empowerment of the young men and women of Pakistan through a host of interventions, including promotion of outdoor activities and training of the youth in winter sports. Our priorities also include educational development and women empowerment.

As a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, we are on the mission to motivate, unite and empower the youth of Pakistan to be the drivers for change. We do this by engaging and training young men and women in outdoor activities, social development, advocacy and activism at the local, regional and national levels.

For the last five years, PYOF has pioneered and worked for a diverse range of causes, with a focus on training the youth of Pakistan in outdoors like mountain climbing, skiing, ice skating, glacier skills and high altitude trekking. PRO is committed to its tradition of encouraging the youth to master not only outdoors skills, but also take up leadership roles, work for development of the society and advocate for empowerment of the youth and women.

Our Vision
To create a highly conducive environment where young men and women can thrive and achieve their dreams.

Our Mission
To promote youth and women empowerment by engaging young men and women in outdoor education, and by providing young people the opportunity to take leadership roles in social, environmental, sports and educational development activities.

Our Goals

  • To promote mountain adventure, winter sports, outdoor education and awareness and women empowerment in addition to working for youth participation in community support.
  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for school, college and university students to work for the development of the disadvantaged communities living in the rural, mountain as well as urban areas.
  • To organize winter sports training for the youth, such as skiing, ice skating, mountain climbing, high altitude trekking and high altitude mountain guiding.
  • To work for the preservation and conservation of the environment, and to sensitize and create awareness among the communities about climate change, its impacts and its causes.
  • To preserve the rich culture and heritage of the mountain areas of Pakistan, and to work for the creation of a plural society where diversity of every kind is respected.



Mirza Ali

Team Leader & President

Mirza Ali is the youngest Pakistani mountaineer from the Hunza/Shimshal Valley in the Karakorum frontier of Pakistan. He was part of the Everest expedition for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. He was the driving force behind the 7 Summits 7 Continents project that saw him and Samina Baig climb 7 mountains on 7 continents of the world. He is a skilled photographer and videographer.

Arshad Karim

Mountaineer & Trainer

Arshad Karim is a youth activist from the same valley as Mirza Ali, the Shimshal Valley, situated in the extreme northeast of Pakistan and in the heart of the massive Karakorum mountain range. For several years, Mr, Arshad has been advocating for youth and women empowerment.

Samina Baig

First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest

Samina Baig, hailing from the Shimshal Valley, is the first Pakistani woman who summited Mount Everest. Before that, she became the first Pakistani female in history to climb a 6400m, unclimbed peak in the Shimshal Valley. The peak has since been renamed as Samina Peak. She also climbed 7 mountains on 7 continents of the world under the Adventure Diplomacy project designed by her brother Mirza Ali.



About Us


Pakistan Youth Outreach is a nonprofit organization established by the youth for the youth of Pakistan. We encourage young men and women to undertake adventures and learn to excel in challenging situations. Our goal is to promote unity, share diversity and pluralism and to encourage the youth to take initiatives, engage in outdoors and work in teams.

Contact Info


Got any questions?

Phone: (+92) 0313-9992210
Address: Islamabad, Pakistan

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