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Roohullah Gulzari

Roohullah Gulzari

Biography

Originally from Quetta, Balochistan, Roohullah is a prominent leader of the Hazara community, a systematically persecuted Shia minority group in Pakistan, and is a social activist who has been vocal for the rights of minorities and voiceless communities in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan. For the past several years, he has been actively involved with Ummat, a Quetta-based cultural and educational NGO, where he promotes awareness in his community through teaching, conducting seminars, and leading workshops. In 2012, Roohullah organized the first ever Hazara Youth Conference in Quetta to create socio-political awareness for the Hazara community. In addition to his human rights activism for vulnerable and marginalized communities in Pakistan, he is a renowned Parliamentary debater in Pakistan’s debating circuit, having won 4 All-Pakistan parliamentary debate competitions. He graduated from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, where he studied mechanical engineering. He is the co-founder and national media coordinator of a Lahore-based youth movement Amal, working for a democratic, pluralistic, inclusive, and tolerant Pakistan through grass roots social activism and campaigns. Currently, he is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Youth Development Foundation in Lahore.

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