BiographyMohammad Jibran Nasir is a Pakistani lawyer, civil rights activist, blogger, and an independent politician. Jibran is involved in relief work through Elaj Trust and advocacy for marginalised communities through Pakistan For All and is working to strengthen the counter extreme narrative through Never Forget Pakistan. This dapper young gentleman barely needs an introduction! Jibran most recently made waves across Pakistan as the ‘Azaad Umeedwaar’ candidate from Karachi’s NA-250 and has since been casting a spell on us, particularly in his passionate election videos, urging his fellow Pakistanis to vote responsibly.
Engages YouthJibran regularly engages youth on topics of extremism and social taboos and has spoken at a total of 40 national and international Universities such as LUMS, IBA, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia etc.
Early Life and EducationNasir was born in Karachi Pakistan.Nasir did his A-Levels from The Lyceum School, Karachi and LLB from University of London followed by an LLM from University of Northumbria.He is a lawyer by profession.
Political OverviewA lawyer by profession, Jibran’s hands-on activism has made him a household name. He dabbled into political activism by contesting the 2013 elections as an independent candidate. Over the past couple of years, he has made himself known through his unabashed vocality on social issues.
As an Anchor and Runs NGOsHe has appeared on a number of mainstream TV channels as an anchor and analyst as the past. He runs NGOs and leads movements and protests against extremism and sectarian violence.
MovementHis movement shot to increased fame and prominence in the wake of the December 16, 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar by the Taliban, when he led a protest against an infamous religious cleric who refused to condemn the attack. He visited Yale as part of a tour of US universities to rally support for his anti-extremism movement and sat down with The Politic prior to his talk. His work has been profiled by The Independent and Foreign Policy.
Jibran Remains GroundedDespite having become a household name in such a short time, Jibran remains grounded and true to himself. What we find especially heart-warming is his inability to see others in misery and hatred for hypocrisy. Jibran values sincerity over everything else and believes that someday, Pakistan will rise from all of its troubles and prosper if its youth comes forward as he has and fights for it. Let’s just say we can’t stop drooling over his mature and charismatic personality, especially when he is out on the streets, leading the anti-rigging dharnas and working for a better tomorrow.
Interest in Sports and CookingHe is also an ardent squash player who enjoys cooking in his free time! Plus, he has knack for singing.
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