Famous Pakistani Activists

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 1 Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Swat, Pakistan

Named to Time 100 thrice, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai exhibits phenomenal grit and inspires young girls everywhere. An assassination attempt by Islamic fundamentalists could not dampen her spirit, and she fought back with a bestselling memoir and won the Nobel Peace Prize as its youngest recipient, at 17.

 2 Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: July 15, 2016

While fans named her Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, social-media celebrity Qandeel Baloch made headlines when she was strangled to death by her brother for bringing dishonor to her conservative Muslim family. Qandeel was known for her outrageous antics, such as promising a strip-tease if the Pakistani cricket team won against India.

 3 Iqbal Masih

Iqbal Masih
Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Muridke, Pakistan
Died: April 16, 1995

Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who brought to light the prevalence of bonded labor in Pakistan. Iqbal escaped his slavery, studied at the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, and helped liberate more than 3,000 Pakistani children from bonded labor. He was fatally shot at the age of 12. His life inspired the creation of many organizations like We Charity.

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 4 Ziauddin Yousafzai

Ziauddin Yousafzai
Famous As: Education Activist, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shangla, Pakistan
Better known as Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai has himself been an education activist since his early days. He opened his chain of schools in the Swat Valley of Pakistan soon after completing his master’s degree. He now runs the Malala Fund to empower girls.

 5 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Famous As: Political and Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmanzai, Charsadda
Died: January 20, 1988

Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun independence activist who opposed the British rule in India. A spiritual and political leader, Khan called for Hindu-Muslim unity in India and opposed the partition of India. Khan is still revered by many in India and Pakistan for his pacifist ideology. Many places in India are named in his honor.

 6 Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir
Famous As: Human rights activist, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi

 7 Tehmina Durrani

Tehmina Durrani
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
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