The ASR Programme team traveled to met people at Skardu; the Northern Areas as a representatives of stateless people, Peshawar; Khyber and Malakand Agencies to identify the Sikh as religious minorities; Chitral; Kalash for the identification and getting awareness of indigenous people from Kalash as dissimilar identity and ethnicity; Loralai; Turbat; Gwadar to meet the effected people of so-called development of Gwadar port and how Baloch people are suffering under the shadow of imperialist globalization; their position under the crucial past experience as most deprived nation and province; Badin; Karachi; Hyderabad; Dadu and Sukkur, Tharparker to get the view and concerns of Sindhis as an ethnically, linguistically conflicted nation; water issue for Sindh and the problems of Thar people as being religious minorities and as worst sufferers of border between India and Pakistan; Taxila, Gujranwala; Thal; Rahim Yar Khan; Sheikhupura; Bahawalpur; Abbottabad; Muzaffargarh; South Punjab was also included in the area since few volunteers self sponsored activists were also identified who had their previous background in fighting for their rights and political movements.
ASR was involved at many levels at World Social Forum. Our mission was “Process to World Social Forum and Beyond” because we believed that WSF was not a goal in itself but an opportunity to talk about issues and problems faced by the world and find solutions for them. ASR believes that these voices should be taken beyond this event to the rest of the people to continue work on the issues raised. Keeping this in view, ASR had many levels of involvement – all interrelated to each other.