ISLAMABAD – Acclaimed Pakistani singer and social activist, Shehzad Roy has been appointed as an honorary brand ambassador for population and family planning.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination has issued the notification in which it stated that the decision was taken in the meeting of the federal task force of population presided by the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi.
Shahzad Roy has been raising voicing against various social abuses including corporal punishment against children.
The singer is also running a non-governmental foundation, Zindagi Trust to promote education among underprivileged children.
Under his philanthropist work, he upgraded various government schools and introduced state of art playgrounds to promote sports and modern education.
According to the website, he reformed two Karachi schools SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School where children belonging to various ethnic and religious backgrounds are studying together.
He was also awarded Sitar-e-Imtiaz in recognition for his philanthropist work in 2005.