PAKISTAN ARMY VETERANS ASSOCIATION (PAVA)
Pakistan army veterans association, also know as PAVA is an organization with objective to work for the welfare and well being of retired army officers and all other ranks. The association is representing 1.2 million retirees/veterans, thus making it a single largest association in Pakistan. The association membership is restricted to only retirees/veterans of Pakistan army and other para military forces and their families. All members are identified with a PAVA card, issued by PAVA headquarter.
The association offers in numerous benefits to its members like discount on 1000s of shops/hospitals/restaurants, free membership for PAVA owned websites for job placement (nokrain.com), matrimonial service (laljora.com) , buy/sell business (sastimarket.com) and PAVA connect club (mydearsir.com).
Their are also other benefits like scholarships, assistance to extremely poor through "Rab Ka Ghar", admission in educational institutes on PAVA quota, VISA introductory letter for embassies and NOC for jobs related to security.
PAVA also plans to build a gigantic "shaheed monument" as tribute to all those who laid their lives for Pakistan since 1947. The monument will display names and pictures of all shaheeds. The monument will be ready by 2015-16 in picturesque Islamabad.
PAVA is a like a family, a big family of 1.2 million strong. Allah bless it.