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“Get up and fight for your rights”: Emerging Christian activist tells youngsters


Emerging entrepreneur Kabir Sohail Leslie, dreamt of being an engineer when he was a kid. Young enthusiast urges the Christian youth to stand up for their rights, “You deserve better than what you have yet! Education, health facilities, justice and job and business opportunities,” he said.

Pakistani Missionary schools

“I had my schooling from Cathedral School Lahore,” he told. While in college he attended a MUN (Model United Nations). “It was a debating competition,” he explained. He was degraded by the delegates because of his unsatisfactory command over English language, he recalled.

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“I was totally broken; I had decided that I will continue doing MUN’s and one day I will win the award! And I decided to not to go for a Software Engineering and I’ll join politics and start serving my people,” he explains.

He said that he wants to be a political leader and establish schools for Christians where they can receive high- quality education. He blames lack of quality education for backwardness of Christian community. Ur own institutions are ruining lives of thousands of Christian children, he said.

Leslie is currently running an NGO. “It’s a start of my mission,” he says. He aims for higher education from abroad; return to his country and serve his people. Young Leslie points finger at the leaders terming them insincere towards their community. “Our leaders have just ruined our future, they are not worried about our future they are worried about their pockets and corruption. They have destroyed our Christians Institutes….” he grumbled.

Kabir Sohail Leslie says his foremost desire is to upgrade the missionary institutions to international standards. “We will get back our institutes from these leaders and start rebuilding and investing in them. And one day we will make them the best institutes of Pakistan; in which the foreigners will come to get top class education and health facilities.”

Furthermore, he wants to implement his ideas for economic uplifting of Christians in Pakistan. “We will make small scale industries and technical educational institutes for Christians, by doing so they will never ever have to face discrimination. They will get respectable jobs in this nation,” he said resolutely.

He expressed strong hope that his Christian youngsters are full of enthusiasm and determination. “I have a firm belief in my youth; that they will help me in this mission to make Christians great in our homeland, and that we will not have to seek better lives abroad.”