Shahid Shah

14 Jan

Shahid Shah is a social justice activist and member of the Pakistani Bengali community. As well as being a teacher, Shahid is also a filmmaker and a business entrepreneur. He uses social media as a platform to shine a light on important issues particularly about disenfranchised groups in Pakistan as well as to host his travel blog.

Shahid spent three years fighting for his citizenship rights despite having been born in Pakistan. His case went to the Supreme Court where he was finally granted his status. Shahid acts as a community expert and advisor on the project and will contribute to the blog and other writing on the project.

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The Partition of Identity (POI) project examines the Bengali community in Pakistan. Estimates suggest that there are between 2.8 – 3 million members of this group living in Pakistan, but in reality, the numbers are likely to be much higher.

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