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Jibran Nasir (Mohammad Jibran Nasir)

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Profile
Mohammad Jibran Nasir� is a Pakistani human rights activist, and lawyer.�

Early life
Nasir was born on 10 February 1987 in Karachi, Pakistan.

Activism
He is a lawyer by profession� and is known for criticizing state policies regarding banned organisations in Pakistan and call attention to the need for protection of minorities in the country.�

Nasir has been a trustee at Elaj Trust and involved in relief work through Elaj Trust.� He founded the NGO, Never Forget Pakistan� and is also involved in advocacy for marginalised communities through Pakistan For All.�

Nasir became prominent following the December 2014's Peshawar's school attack which led to 150 dead after he led the procession calling for the arrest of controversial Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz,� for which he subsequently received alleged threats from Taliban spokesman.�

He was noted by Foreign Policy Magazine amongst the three Pakistanis making considerable effort against sectarian violence.�

In January 2015, Nasir played a key role in organising a new movement to "Reclaim Pakistan" from violent extremism and played a major role in organising demonstrations carrying playcards and candles.Nasir had been leading protests against terrorism in Pakistan, and was arrested on 5 February 2015 for protesting near the Chief Minister's residence along with other Civil Society activists. Later on the same day, Nasir was released by the Karachi Police. Following his release he addressed protesters gathered and reiterated his 15-day ultimatum to government for taking action against banned organizations.�

In 2017, Nasir filed a complaint with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) alleging Aamir Liaquat Hussain in his TV show of running a defamatory and life-threatening campaign against him. Following which PEMRA banned TV show of Aamir Liaquat. Rawalpindi police also registered a case against Aamir Liaquat for threatening the life of Nasir. Amnesty International in a letter to Interior Minister of Pakistan called on the government to take action to protect the lives and rights of activists including of Nasir due to harassment and threats by Aamir Liaquat.�

He offered legal assistance to the family of Mashal Khan.�

Political career
Nasir ran for seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan and Provincial Assembly of Sindh as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-250 (Karachi-XII) and Constituency PS-113 (Karachi-XXV)� respectively in Pakistani general election, 2013, but was unsuccessful. He lost the National Assembly seat to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate Arif Alvi� and Sindh Assembly seat to Samar Ali Khan. NA-250 was described as one of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly. After the 2018 delimitation, the NA-250 constituency was renamed NA-247.�

In June 2018, he announced to contest in Pakistani general election, 2018 as an independent candidate, for the seat of the National Assembly from Constituency NA-247 and for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from Constituency PS-111.� His election campaign was titled "Hum Mein Se Aik".�
 
 
 
 
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