Though created in the name of Islam, Pakistan today is facing grave challenges such as sectarianism,
intolerance, defeatism and massive corruption. Teachings of Islam are confined to mere verbal discourses and talk shows.
As a result the country, which should have been a symbol of Muslim unity, presents a despicable picture of lawless and
insecure society. In this scenario the need for an institution that focuses on educational and social welfare programs in
accordance with the teachings of Islam was evident. It was also necessary to get to the bottom of problems being faced by
Pakistani Muslims in particular and the Muslim Ummah in general, and find out their workable solutions. For this noble cause,
a group of intellectuals belonging to modern as well as conventional schools of thought joined their heads together and formed
a trust named “Al-Basirah”.