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This is the wiki page of the Pakistan Local Community Team. We aim to provide free community support to users of the various flavours of Ubuntu Linux as well as advocating the use of Ubuntu to individuals and organisations alike. We plan to hold regular meetings around Pakistan as well as keeping in touch via our active mailing list and IRC chatroom.

Who is this group for?

This group is for anyone in Pakistan who uses or is interested in some flavour of Ubuntu, whether it's Ubuntu, Kubuntu or any others. This group is for people of all technical abilities from I've-never-heard-of-linux all the way to I'm-an-Ubuntu-Master.

How do I join?

There is no official process to join, just sign up to our [ Mailing List] or come and chat in our Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatroom (#ubuntu-pk on You can also add yourself to the list of current members in [ launchpad].

If you are interested in contributing to Ubuntu-Linux Development activities, you can do so through Translating Ubuntu into Urdu language and you can sign up at [ l10n Urdu Translation Mailing List] and add yourself to the current members list at [ launchpad].


  • Pakistan Team at [ Launchpad] created by Fouad Riaz Bajwa.

  • 7000 People recieved Free Ubuntu CDs and made aware about Ubuntu Linux.
  • 4800 Ubuntu Linux Users from 506 companies and oraganizations trained and certified free of charge.
  • l10n Urdu Translation Team [ Launchpad] created by Noumaan Yaqoob, Team Lead l10n Urdu Translation Team and Project.

  • Ubuntu-Linux hits mainstream media, Cover Stories by Ubuntu-Pk members in [ SPIDER Magazine].

  • My Ubuntu experience, by [#NoumaanYaqoob Noumaan Yaqoob]: A computer user explains his reasons for switching from the near-ubiquitous Windows operating system to a user-friendly version of Linux called Ubuntu. [ Read the Story]

  • Tune your brains, by [#FouadRiazBajwa Fouad Riaz Bajwa]: Open source software has gradually made its way across the shores to Pakistan. It is not only major organisations but alsointerested individuals that can benefit massively from its arrival. [ Read the Story]


Ask a question on the [ mailing list] or in the chatroom if you need help with anything. You can also ask on the [ Ubuntu Forums] although it's not Pakistan specific. We are also in the process of setting up a blog page on where you can ask a question and you will also be able to browse through previous questions and answers.

Free Ubuntu-Linux CDs

Order Free Ubuntu, Edubuntu and Kubuntu CDs from [ ShipIt].


We will actively organise face-to-face meetings so members of the team or those interested in being part of the team can meet and exchange their knowledge, ideas and thoughts on the team/future direction etc.

Our next meeting is planned to be held during November 2006.


This is a list of proposed projects/sub-teams for further development, listed in alphabetical order. Please add your name to the list as a member if you would like to get involved.



To Do



Ubuntu Localization into Urdu Language

Ubuntu Urdu Translators work with the translation of Ubuntu Dapper into Urdu.

Visit our Wiki page for more information, or join our mailing list to communicate with other team members. [ Ubuntu Urdu Translators Wiki]


[#NoumaanYaqoob Noumaan Yaqoob] Team Lead l10n Urdu Translation Team is leading the project with the following [ members]

Ubuntu Help Documentation Localization into Urdu Language

Translation of Ubuntu Dapper Help Documentation into Urdu.

Working on Desktop and Server Documents.


[#WaqasToor Waqas Toor] Team Lead Documentation Localization Team

Ubuntu Linux Meetup

Meet-ups in Lahore.

Arranging Venue and finalizing invitations.


[#FouadRiazBajwa Fouad Riaz Bajwa]

Ubuntu Linux in Telecenters

A World Bank and Government of Pakistan project programme to introduce Telecenters into Pakistan

Completed a 47 Page Research Document on FOSS and Ubuntu with Spreadsheets for TCO Calculation. Have forwarded details on this to Canonical Ltd./Ubuntu key team


[#FouadRiazBajwa Fouad Riaz Bajwa]

Seminar at COMSATS Lahore

Planning a seminar with the COMSATS Administration to introduce various FOSS Models and Ubuntu-Linux for November 2006

Have recieved approval, waiting for Ramadan to complete.

Getting Started

[#FouadRiazBajwa Fouad Riaz Bajwa]

Ubuntu-Linux Nationwide Mass Awareness Campaign

Second Nationwide Free and Open Source Software Awareness Campaign

Haven't done working on this as yet.

Not active

None appointed yet

If you have an idea for a project, please add it here or talk to other Pakistan Team people about it!

Pakistani Team Members

  • [#FouadRiazBajwa Fouad Riaz Bajwa] Team Lead Ubuntu Pakistan Team

  • [#NoumaanYaqoob Noumaan Yaqoob] Team Lead l10n Urdu Translation Team

  • [#WaqasToor Waqas Toor] Team Lead Documentation Localization Team

  • Fawad Halim (فواد حلیم)
  • hqureshi
  • Imran Malik
  • NaseerHaider

  • Rana Mansoor Akbar Khan
  • Saadat Saeed
  • Usman_skt
  • waqastoor
  • wisesabre
  • سدهو صاحب
  • aamer
  • abdulmueid
  • Adnan Khan
  • Alex Gretlein
  • Basim
  • Hameed محمد حمید
  • hasan
  • Iftikhar Raja
  • irtaza
  • Jawwad Alam
  • JojoMan

  • Kamran
  • Kashif Soofi
  • Luqman Munawar لقمان منور
  • Muhammad Abbas Khan Baloch
  • Muhammad Nadeem
  • pakurdu
  • Professor
  • Saadat Saeed
  • Saqlain Abbas
  • shak
  • sherry
  • skali
  • True_Friend
  • umerfarooq
  • Usman_skt
  • uXuf
  • waqas
  • wisesabre
  • آدم صفی اللھ
  • سدهو صاحب
  • سید محمد سعد
  • عبدالجلیل ملک

You may also view Pakistan Team Members at:

[ Ubuntu Pakistan at Launchpad] [ l10n Urdu Translation Team at Launchpad]

Future Plans

Availability of Ubuntu in Urdu Language.

Localization of Ubuntu into further (nearly 70) Regional Languages. Priority is Urdu and then Sindhi, Punjabi, Pushto, Baluchi.

Promote the use of Ubuntu-Linux by home users and offices to combat software piracy.

Promote the use of Ubuntu-Linux by Government of Pakistan and member educational and research centers of the Higher Education Commission.

Promote the use of Ubuntu-Linux in Telecenters in Pakistan.

Continue Meet-ups

Pakistan Team Members should chat on IRC Freenode at #Ubuntu-pk chat room. The team should continue to organize community events through out the country to spread the spirit of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Pakistani Team Official Website, Forum and Wikis

[ Visit Us Now!]


Mailing list: [ ubuntu-pk]BR Internet Relay Chat (IRC): #ubuntu-pk on

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