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Azhar Malik

Muhammad Azhar Malik

Biography

Azhar is originally from Jhang in the province of Punjab. His education began in a madrassah, but he was pulled out at the insistence of his older sister. (Some of his classmates became jihadists, a number of whom have been killed.) After completing his secondary education, he went on to study at Punjab University and University of Sargodha, focusing on political science and history. He then completed his LLM at Punjab University and is currently a teaching assistant in Islamic Studies at the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). In addition to his position at LUMS, Azhar is active in initiatives like Café Bol, a politically active space in Lahore, which invites lectures, discussions, and workshops, by local and international academics, lawyers, activists, and communities. He also took part in the Lawyers’ Movement to protest the removal of the Chief Justice of Pakistan in 2007. Azhar would like to use his legal background to support marginalized and exploited communities and also teach law. He also seeks to enter politics in 10-12 years.

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