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Theme: Revolutionizing dreams

This event occurred on
November 18, 2016
2:00pm - 8:00pm PKT
(UTC +5hrs)
Lahore, Punjab

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852-B Faisal Town
Lahore, Punjab, 54000
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Kiran Maheen

Animal Activist
Ms. Kiran is the founder of Todd’s Welfare Society (TWS), an animal rescue and rehabilitation NGO. TWS has rescued over 80 dogs, cats and donkeys till date and have assisted in 40 successful animal adoptions since its start in March,2016. Ms. Kiran is known for her contribution to the protest to free “Kaavan” and also as a leading voice for the “feed a stray, everyday” campaign. Currently she is leading an educational campaign for TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) to prevent diseases in feral cats.

Nabeel Qadeer

Project Manager + Entrepreneur
Nabeel is a Project Manager by profession, with over ten years of managerial experience working in the areas of management information systems, business analysis and project management. Having successfully founded and operated a software development & consultancy firm with offices in two major cities of Pakistan, and a client base spanning across the Middle East, Asia and United Kingdom; he has ample experience in effective strategy development, positioning a brand in new markets, and managing end to end operations of an organization effectively. Currently, Nabeel assumes the role of J. Director Entrepreneurship at the Punjab Information Technology Board, and steers all initiatives that fall in the space of technology entrepreneurship backed by the Government. Projects like PLAN9 – Pakistan Largest Technology Incubator, PLANX and Tech Hub fall under his umbrella. Nabeel has been involved as a Project Manager with numerous SMEs across Pakistan helping them streamline and automate the

Omair Rana

Actor + Director
Mr. Omair currently runs a theatre company by the name of “Real Entertainment Productions” (REP). The company has produced more than 50 plays since its start in 2000. He is also serving as an advisor to the first board of trustees for the Actors Collective Trust (ACT). Mr. Omair is publicly known for his remarkable acting skills and flawless sense of direction. He is accredited with introducing IGCSE Drama in Pakistan and currently serves as an Internal Examiner at University of Cambridge for the course. Some of his notable productions are, “Life of Galileo (2013)” and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2014)”.

Roohullah Gulzari

Human rights Activist
Roohullah Gulzari is a human rights activist who has been vocal for the rights of minorities and voiceless communities in Pakistan. He has also been involved with a number of civil society organizations working on education, youth empowerment and minorities rights. In 2015, he was among the 25 South Asian young leaders to be selected for Young Connectors of Future program by Swedish Institute. Currently he is affiliated with Lahore based Youth Development Foundation, which is actively engaging the youth in peace building efforts to make Pakistan pluralistic and tolerant.

Yasar Rashid

Entrepreneur + Philanthropist
Mr. Yasar Rashid is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst. He has diversified work exposure including Sales & Marketing, Retail, Micro Finance Sector, Banking, Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc. Mr. Rashid has also scripted a case study for LUMS which is being referred at various international universities. Mr. Rashid had also worked as Group Head in banking industry and served central bank as well. Mr. Rashid has also served at LUMS Alumni Board of Directors and is a regular speaker at various local and international forums on diversified range of topics. He is also the Founder & Chairman of CYTE Foundation; an NGO sponsoring education of less-privileged kids, counselling their families and developing schools’ infrastructure.

Zenith Irfan

An unconventional hero rising above the horizons of stereotypes and proving her strength through her adventurous initiative, twenty year old Zenith Irfan is the first ever Pakistani woman to have travelled across the Northern areas of Pakistan on a bike. A highly passionate individual, Zenith has a very different and powerful agenda. She wishes to spread the message of peace and prove that Pakistani women can ride motorcycles and occupy public space without any fear of getting harassed. Zenith is optimistic about both the future of Pakistan as well as her upcoming biking trips.

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