MPP unearths diamonds in the rough, and puts the spotlight on heroes from
humble backgrounds to help them tell their story.
Mera Passion Pakistan (MPP) is a digital media campaign pioneered with a vision to cultivate optimism, breed positivity and build a healthier image of Pakistan amongst Pakistanis and beyond. MPP highlights the brighter and the truer face of Pakistan by promoting the powerful as well as the inspirational stories of people from humble backgrounds.
MPP unearths diamonds in the rough, and puts the spotlight on
heroes from humble backgrounds to help them tell their story.
MPP's purpose is to gather support and recognition for them,
but at the same time, to provide inspiration to the rest of us with
their amazing stories. MPP wants to highlight the stories of
ordinary people overcoming extraordinary obstacles, stories, of
huge successes in small towns all over Pakistan, that don’t
Besides this, Team MPP promotes the brighter attributes of Pakistan through its blog as well as through collaborating with other entities to join hands to work collectively for the spreading of positivity among people to contribute their exceptional skills and make a diference, despite distressful situations. Apart from the digital side, Team MPP also looks for powerful stories in every street of the country, looks for the simple acts of kindness that can make big diferences.
MPP plans to spread vibes of generosity and volunteer-ism
among the youth of Pakistan in the remembrance of legendary
Abdul Sattar Edhi and his legacy. The initiative is known as the
“Karwan-e-Insaniyat” which consists of diferent workshops, as
well as sessions, in diferent universities of Pakistan which will
then be followed by social action projects performed by
attendees of the workshops.
Mera Passion Pakistan Stories
Books for Bannu
My name is Asif Ali Khan. I belong to Bannu, KPK Pakistan. I have done Mechatronic Engineering from Malaysia. I am the founder of Books for Bannu Pakistan. When I went to Malaysia, I noticed that other countries are very diferent from Pakistan. Other countries have progressed while we are stuck in our past. It is not because our people aren’t smart, it’s because we lack basic facilities. When I completed my studies, I thought that if I stay here, I’ll just be an engineer, but if I went back to my country and did something productive there, my eforts might pave the way for more engineers, who otherwise, would not have gotten the necessary education.
To carry out this dream, I came back and started working on the project “Books for Bannu”.
My name is Muhammad Jawed Lalani. My friend, Muhammad Rizwan, my brother, Muhammad Rahim Lalani and I run a tailoring shop for ladies (women). I was born in Hyderabad, and I am unable to hear or speak since birth. We have other workers too, who are also deprived of the ability to speak and hear, but we teach them how to work.
After the war of 1965, we moved to Karachi. Here we were deprived of basic necessities and good educational institutes. I was not able to continue my studies after 7th grade. My family persuaded me to get married and now I have two children. I started tailoring in 1983 when was about 15. I worked really hard in the initial days but due to my inability to hear and speak, I faced many hardships in my work. My mother encouraged me to work towards understanding and communicating. If I am unable to speak and hear then I should understand actions, and continue work as I had the responsibilities of my wife and children.
People who visit us always end up getting surprised, wondering
how do we do such work, despite being unable to hear and
speak. I always ask them to explain to us through actions so
that I can understand properly. But I am glad that people like
whatever clothes I stitch for them. I always tell people to return
the clothes if they find any defect in the stitching, so I can fix
them and return them.
I want to find solutions to social and economic crises, so that our future generation doesn’t sufer. Education is the only way to fight the economic and social vices that we face.
The purpose of this project is to build a library in every union council. I wish to make books easily available for the underprivileged, and to instill the importance of reading in the younger generation. The project has four objectives: change of behavior, imparting education, health, and economics. We have a lot of facilities available, but a common person does not have any access to them. Our libraries will be open to all as people like farmers, laborers’ hawkers who usually do not have any access to these kinds of facilities.
I want to find solutions to social and economic crises, so that our future generation doesn’t sufer. Education is the only way to fight the economic and social vices that we face. Progressing countries focus on education more than anything else. Our mission is to embark upon a road of progress through education. Books for Bannu wishes to become the bridge between the people and facilities. I urge all of you to invest your skills and knowledge in the betterment of your country.
People who visit us always end up getting
surprised, wondering how do we do such work
despite being unable to hear and speak.
I want to work for my country and I also want to help others. A lot of people complain about not getting a proper job. I ask them to come to me and I will teach them this work, because we are Pakistanis and if you have a disability of some sort, so do I. Come! Let’s work together and succeed as whatever work we will do, it will benefit Pakistan. If we will work hard, Pakistan can prosper. Indeed, there will be problems but if we make others learn, if we teach them, we can solve a lot of problems.
Established in 2002, School of Leadership (SoL) intends to be the cornerstone of sustainable development in Pakistan. School of Leadership was founded with the identification of an opportunity - the large reserves of energy in Pakistan’s fast growing youth population It was the vision of SoL’s founding trinity; Shireen Naqvi, Kamran Rizvi, and Saima Khan to harness this latent energy and direct it towards more fruitful pursuits. Thus, it was in 2002 that the idea of the Young Leaders Conference came into being. Today, YLC is the most-awaited youth event of Pakistan, attended by youngsters from every corner of Pakistan and around the world. The success of YLC
2002 laid the groundwork for SoL – marking the beginning of a movement that continues to change lives on a daily basis. Over the years, School of Leadership has created synergies and leveraged scant resources to create mutually-beneficial partnerships facilitating SoL to expand its reach and enhance impact. Those who have experienced the SoL journey have broadened their horizons and capacity to envision mutual prosperity. Today, SoL is helping the youth discover their values, derived from a combination of a rich heritage and an unmatched zeal to lead the future with a goal to benefit humankind.