Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Education can change society: Ali Zafar

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Ali Zafar, the Pakistani singer and actor, is spreading his talent across the boarders and doing social works as well. He was sharing regarding his current ventures in an interview where he stated that “I recently got done with 50 shows in 60 days. I have also just finished creating more great music for my album. My first production in Pakistan is also on, and we have also wrapped up my next Bollywood film, we finished shooting in Goa for it, but the director and the producer will make an announcement in due time,”

The artist further revealed as, “There are some other initiatives that I have been busy with too, such as the cause of educating girls and building schools. And my team Islamabad United won the Pakistan Super League, which is like IPL,”

Ali has some purposes regarding education particularly female education and it needs great attention. He revealed the reason behind his commitment to education, “My parents were professors – my mother is the first post-doc scholar in library sciences in Pakistan, and my father was the chairman of the fine arts department of the Punjab University (Pakistan). So, I understand the importance of education and, therefore, the cause of education is very close to my heart.”

The 35-year-old artist continued as, “I understand that education can change things, and make this world a better place. I have been sponsoring the education of more than 100 girls. We recently started building schools (after the Peshawar incident) and about 27-28 schools will be complete midyear,”

Ali further shared that why he is now talkative regarding his social work after formerly keeping quiet, “Yes, I did (shy away from talking about my charitable events). Now I do because I want to motivate and inspire others.”

Recently he performed at a charity event in Dubai which was organized in honor of teachers across the globe. He continued as, “For the cause of education, I had gone to Dubai on an initiative which was part of the Girl Rising event. I performed some fusion of jazz with my songs, also performed classics like Imagine by John Lennon. I performed Sun Re Sajaniya and Madhubala, then Abhishek Bachchan came on stage and I called Matthew and Parineeti too, and we all sang and danced. It was fun.” He further added that “It was very warm meeting Salma and Matthew. With Matthew, we chatted even after the event. We hung out and discussed international politics, acting, education and more. He is one of the friendliest and most down-to-earth persons I have ever met and most talented certainly,”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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