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Theme: Opportunities in times of crisis

This event occurred on
May 14, 2022
Lahore, Punjab

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Hladia Hall
93 Jail Road
Lahore, Punjab
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Adeel Chaudhry

Food Connoisseur
Mr. Adeel Chaudhry has been ranked among the top 5 Muslim chefs and connoisseurs in the world. He is the CEO of a well-renowned restaurant called Junoon and a retail sweets brand known as Junooni. Apart from running his own business, Mr. Adeel is a food consultant, social media food celebrity, motivational speaker, athlete, and philanthropist. In addition to this, he has been credited as an expert in Molecular Gastronomy and Food Fusion.

Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Mental Health Specialist
Dr. Hira Chaudhry is the Founder and C.E.O of Medicliniq. Her organization aims at providing free medical education, awareness, and consultation services to people across the globe. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, U.K., American College of Physicians, and CHIFA (Child Healthcare Information For All). Dr. Hira is certified by John Hopkins University in Covid-19 contact tracing. Furthermore, she is specialized in Autism from RCGP and is currently working on the Psychological Health of Mothers of children with Autism Disorders. Also, she is certified in Psychosocial support, rehabilitation, CBT, and RBT. Being a mental health specialist and a medical expert, she has been professionally affiliated with many prestigious associations like IFRC, UNICEF, Harvard, Stanford University, London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Autism Partnership Foundation, and the University of Toronto.

Khadija Siddiqi

Barrister, Social Activist
Khadija Siddiqi is a passionate and ardent human rights lawyer and activist. She was stabbed twenty-three times by her classmate in May 2016. However, this attack became a blessing in disguise for her. The world saw her unflinching courage and determination to fight for justice. Her victory in the Supreme Court set a precedent and she is hailed as a woman's rights crusader. She completed her law and went to the UK to qualify as a Barrister from Lincoln's Inn. She returned to Pakistan and has been actively involved in criminal litigation. She was awarded Hum Women Leaders Award 2020 and was presented a shield by Imran Khan for her inspirational struggle. She received the UK Alumni Award 2022, by the British Council.

Majida Fahmy

Majida Fahmy is a shepherd girl from the mountains of Hunza. She is the CEO of Voin Pvt Ltd. Ms. Majida is a women with big dreams who wishes to provide underprivileged class with quality education. She is striving hard to introduce technology & innovative learning approaches in the Education sector of Pakistan. She has been awarded with Pride of Pakistan Award by ISPR & Government of Pakistan in 2021. In addition to this, she has also been awarded with Women Achievements Award 2022 in National Summit on Women Empowerment. Moreover, Ms. Majida is a member of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's Youth Council.

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak

Model, Actor
Ms. Saheefa Jabbar Khattak is a versatile woman who has tried her hand in many domains and is a Pakistani model turned actress. After receiving an award for Best Emerging Model at Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards, Khattak ventured into acting by playing the leading lady in the 2018 television serials Teri Meri Kahani and Beti.

Sana Khurshid

Lawyer, Activist for Persons With Disabilities
Sana Khurshid is a lawyer and an activist for persons with disabilities. During her career, she has served as a consultant, and researcher, and has lectured on disability and related civil rights topics. Amongst her more notable achievements, she served as an integral member of the Lahore Development Authority’s Advisory Committee for PWDS. The Committee successfully implemented legislative reforms for improving accessibility for various PWDS, including persons with mobility, sight, and hearing disabilities. Ms. Khurshid similarly has litigated for PWDS’ meaningful accessibility before the Lahore High Court, which has led to tangible reforms within society. She has worked with the relevant Department of the Government of Punjab, namely the Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Department, to thoroughly draft a law that aims to improve all rights and entitlements of PWDs, through an Act that will be Implemented within Punjab. Her work earned her the Pride of Pakistan Award in 2021.

Shawaz Baluch

Shawaz Baluch is a blind combat pilot. Although visually impaired Baluch has won a gold medal in MS Project Management and has presented Pakistan internationally with his professional certifications from PMI, USA, Certifications in Projects in Control Environment from Xlox, UK, and Social Entrepreneurship and Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford University. Moreover, from being the winner of the summit Toastmaster International to presiding over it, he has been a very influential and charismatic speaker. Additionally, he has dedicated a huge part of his life to being a social activist and has advocated many social turmoils. He even established the School of Motivation and received the Chief of Naval Staff Letter of Commendation and the President of Pakistan Award of Excellence, thus becoming the first-ever visually impaired person to receive all these accolades.

Talha Khan

Talha Khan is the Executive Director at Pakistan Environment Trust. Talha came to Pakistan Environment Trust from McKinsey & Company with 14 plus years of experience in advising public institutions and private sector companies to help them address organizational issues using data and advanced analytics. His previous role entailed leading strategy and transformation projects with clients, as well as spearheading McKinsey initiatives to develop cutting-edge client offerings to drive upscale transformations.

Zoraiz Riaz

Singer, Philanthropist
Zoraiz Riaz is a LUMS graduate, Digital Marketer and a Musician. He is the founder of the world's largest facebook group for COVID "Corona Recovered Warriors" now known as "Health Warriors" which has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, Guardian, DW* and 50 plus global papers. Zoraiz has also been featured on the LUMS website as a significant impact creator. His group strength is above 340000 members and till date his group has helped resolve over 70000 queries on his digital forum and managed the supply of food, provision of free cylinders, medical assistance and helped various cases of cancer and dialysis as well.

Organizing team

Zoha Abid

Lahore, Pakistan