Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra

Chairman of The Citizens Foundation


Mushtaq Chhapra is the Chairman and a Founding Director of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a non-profit educational organization in Pakistan. Born and based in Karachi, he is a well-known personality in the country’s business circles. While he has manufacturing concerns in Pakistan, he is a philanthropist at heart and is involved with many charities in the areas of health, food security and art. He also serves as the honorary Consul General for the Nepalese Embassy in Karachi.
His project, The Citizens Foundation, was selected as one of the six WISE Awards winners in 2010. TCF is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Pakistan in the field of education. Since it was founded in 1995, it has run a professionally managed network of 730 purpose-built schools in the poorest rural areas and most neglected urban slums of Pakistan. Its mission is to promote mass-scale quality education at the primary and secondary levels in an environment that encourages intellectual, moral and spiritual growth. TCF’s goal is to build 1,000 schools in Pakistan.

Mr. Mushtaq is Director of various companies and corporations including Coastal Trading, CBM Plastics, Transpak (Pvt) Ltd., Coastal Synthetics (Pvt) Ltd., Multipaper Products (Pvt) Ltd., and Coastal Converters (Pvt) Ltd. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of Patient Aid Foundation, a Foundation that was established to extend help to needy and poor patients and provides free medicine. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of The Kidney Centre, which provides treatment and dialysis to patients suffering from kidney problems.