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Common Man Initiative (CMI) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization working in Pakistan. It engages in research to highlight core governance issues and shape policy outcomes.

Common Man Stories

Limited access to education and socio-economic class polarization has excluded many in Pakistan from having an opportunity to voice their grievances. CMI believes that lessons of wisdom, error and growth can be learned by all those willing to teach and share their experiences. [Read More]

Unsung Heroes of Pakistan

Pakistan is home to men and women who pursue their dreams to achieve the impossible. From international cyclist to Indie musicians, filmmakers and social workers- many have made Pakistan proud without receiving the due acclaim. [Read More]


The core of the research at CMI translates into the quarterly publication of academic papers. These papers would include an in-depth understanding of the problems at hand, with dynamic policy alternatives that include recommendations from experts. [Read More]

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