Shahid Rehmat Ghouri was born in a Catholic family in Lahore. He is now a masters student of political sciences, to do the advocacy at government level with political leaders and policy makers for the minority rights & religious freedom. After the Gojra and Kasur incidents in 2009, he founded Interfaith Youth in Action (IYA) as youth-led network for peace and harmony with the support friends from diverse faiths to promote pluralism and interfaith dialogue through actions. IYA, provides safe spaces, opportunities, and platforms for interfaith action through common values to serve the community. In 2010 IYA-PK became Chapter of World Faith, joining interfaith global service network.
Because of his continue struggle for youth empowerment and interfaith movement building, he awarded by 2012 Emerging Leader of Pakistan fellowship organized by Atlantic Council, South Asian Center and 2013 Acumen Fund Pakistan Fellowship Program.
Syed Shamroz Ali