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Theme: A road less travelled

August 20, 2022
5:00pm - 9:00pm PKT
(UTC +5hrs)
Lahore, Punjab
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" symbolizes the path towards self discovery and the happiness people have gotten out of the life of nonconformity. Pursuing the unexplored, lonely and risky trails towards making a difference in life, the exceptional speakers invited at tedx will talk about the unconventional roads they had to take up to reach where they are in life. So buckle up for you'll be hearing stories of them being fearless in the most unreal of situations, journeys of people finding themselves, breaking stereotypes, fighting against everything to tread upon something in an uncertain direction and encouraging us to stay true to ourselves, not dwell upon missed chances and intricacies of decisions made and to lend us courage to take upon "the road less travelled".

International School Lahore
Lahore Ring Rd
adj. Sector M, Phase 5
Lahore, Punjab, 54000
Event type:
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Ammar Ali Jan

Professor + Activist
Dr. Ammar Ali Jan is a left-wing political activist and teacher based in Lahore. He is a Cambridge University graduate and has been a political science teacher for various Pakistani universities. Accused of being “too political” and controversial, Dr. Jan was not only fired from his teaching positions but has also been arrested. Currently, he is associated with the Haqooq-e-Khalq movement and continues to struggle against injustice.Despite all obstacles, Dr. Jan continues to educate the youth through various social platforms. Tune in to listen to the most fearless and heroic story of Dr. Ammar Ali Jan.

Ghazi Taimoor

Ghazi Taimoor, also known as the “Viral Wallet Guy”, a man with a great vision of standardizing empathy, leadership and critical thinking as a part of the Single National Curriculum. Despite being a Harvard graduate and having worked 9 years in London, Ghazi has made it his life goal to not just elevate the conditions of Education but all while being in Pakistan as he is currently working as the Head of Professional Education at LUMS. He also works as a superman for underprivileged and poor yet kids full of dreams as he runs an NGO called “Door of Awareness”, where he provides free education to such kids. Get ready to experience a very selfless yet heartening story of Ghazi Taimoor

Mehrub Moiz Awan

Policy practitioner + trans rights activist
“If beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, then why do we have Miss World competitions?” Dr. Mehrub Moiz Awan is a trans rights activist and global policy practitioner with a strong interest in governance reform, postcolonial institutional and gender and sexuality issues. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington, DC, the International Center for Research on Women, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She graduated as a full-bright scholar from George Washington University with a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Masters in Global Health Policy. Gear up to be faced with numerous ground breaking questions and methodologies that are sure to keep you glued to your seats. Get ready to witness the ground-breaking journey of a ‘Moiz’ to a ‘Mehrub'

Mumtaz Akhter

Professor + Author
Being the youngest to 6 sisters in a village, Dr. Mumtraz had to strive for a better future as miraculously managed her studies while being a farm worker alongside her father, Dr. Mumtaz has never been the one to take the conventional road. In Spite of that, she still managed to graduate from a prestigious university like the University of Edinburgh. Standing in the face of all such odds and that too, during the 1960s, Dr. Mumtaz now serves as the Dean of Social Sciences in UMT and has produced around 60+ publications and has supervised around 50+ PhD students. Get ready to hear the very nerve-wrecking yet extremely inspiring story of Dr. Mumtaz

Nabiha Asad

Nabiha Asad stands as an inspiration to many women who are afraid of choosing a very less traveled road, the road of sports. At the age of 14, she was recruited for club-level and was soon launched into being an international football player representing Pakistan. She also provides coaching for young girls who want to excel at the sport and that too, absolutely free of cost. She took a road less travelled, a path many girls refuse to take

Usman Zulfiqar

Usman Zulfiqar, is a certified Kinesiologist and an L1 crossfit trainer recomposition specialist and two time Illinois state golden glove champion. Usman has strived throughout his life to ‘not fear’ whilst taking a road that is less traveled. Telling his recovery from the demise of his wife, bankruptcy and suffering a life threatening injury, Usman is looking to relay the message to find the beauty in what the heart desires even if it requires him to go to Law school at the age of 35

Organizing team




  • Burhan Khan
  • Eena Ather
  • Fatima Ajmal
  • Shawana Azam