July 14, 2016

Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016 – Why you should care!

Article by Humzah Yazdani _ Global Shapers Islamabad Hub. He explains why we should all get involved in civic hacking to positively contribute to our communities. Global Shapers Islamabad is also a partner for the Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016. . What is a “Civic Hackathon” and why should I even care? Most of you must have seen viral articles/videos about life hacks, which share ideas which […]
March 5, 2016

Why We Should All Be Civic Hacking

This post by Sheba Najmi was first published on the OPEN Islamabad blog. Think about your last time stuck in traffic — or at NADRA getting your National ID Card renewed… Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding? No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that […]
February 8, 2016

The 2015-2016 KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program

After the first successful batch of KP Civic Innovation Fellows, the second cohort of Fellows has achieved even greater success in improving the way government works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Let us introduce you to the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program, its 2015 Fellows, and what’s been happening in the last 6 months.
April 28, 2015
Organizers of Karachi Civic Hackathon 2013 at T2F. From left to right: Sabeen Mahmud, Jehan Ara, Sheba Najmi

Sabeen Mahmud’s Legacy

Some of you might remember that before there was a Code for Pakistan, there was the Karachi Civic Hackathon at T2F in April 2013. Sabeen was the first person to believe in and throw her support behind Code for Pakistan, without whom we likely would not exist. She inspired us every day and made the world a much better place. Here Sheba Najmi recounts Sabeen’s legacy and […]
February 28, 2015

Heartwarming Account on the Islamabad Civic Hackathon from first-time participant Amna Majid

“This weekend was unreal. I have so many overflowing thoughts and feelings about what i have witnessed and learned and i want to share it with everyone. At the islamabad civic hackathon i have seen so much talent and passion and enthusiasm in our youth! So much brilliance from young people, regardless of where they have come from, which has given me new hope that Pakistan […]
February 28, 2015
Islamabad Civic Hackathon

Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2015 Concludes!

It was an incredible weekend with over 120 participants and mentors diving in on their computer screens to build apps that would make their city a better place to live in. Around 24 teams were formed and everything else came to a halt. It became clear that NUST SEECS that day would become the birthplace of Pakistan’s most promising entrepreneurs. School Source, built by Fatma Faruq, […]
April 10, 2014


March 13, 2014


The Peshawar Fellowship Program kicked off today with a lot of energy. The IT Minister of KP, Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai, presided over the inauguration ceremony. 12 selected Fellows were present, along with their Government Partners (focal persons from various Govt departments who will be providing mentorship and support to the Fellows). Mr. Siddiqullah Chamkani, MD of the KP IT Board, gave an opening address, in which he explained the […]
February 24, 2014


At the end of the Lahore Civic Hackathon, we had invited all participants to join the Lahore Brigade, so that we could continue civic hacking as a group, beyond the hackathon. The Lahore Brigade is open to anyone who cares about civic betterment, and new people are also joining it. Code for Pakistan and Technology for the People Initiative (TPI) partnered up to plan the kick-off […]
February 2, 2014


The Peshawar Civic Hackathon concluded on Sunday Feb 2nd with some very impressive solutions to civic problems. All the projects were truly innovative and the effort put into them over the weekend was outstanding. There were some submissions that stood out from the rest, but we really appreciate all the ideas and the people who worked tirelessly on them! Click a project name to learn more […]