Pakistan is home to men and women who pursue their dreams to achieve the impossible. From international cyclist to Indie musicians, filmmakers and social workers- many have made Pakistan proud without receiving the due acclaim.

For all the times their success was not recognized in a befitting manner, CMI interviews them and shares stories with the public. Our team reaches out such individuals who have left a mark in various fields and whose stories still remain unheard.

Saqib Ali Kazmi – An Unsung Hero

Saqib Ali Kazmi, is an entrepreneur hailing from Karachi. Presently, he runs an online fashion business and also provides IT solutions to financial institutions. His work paved the way for a computerised system, for dispute resolution, in central banks in Pakistan. As a result, disputes that took up to thirty days can now be solved...
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Unsung Heroes of Pakistan – Shameem Akhtar

Shameem Akhtar Shameem Akhtar was born in a conservative Baloch tribe, where what women do is a ‘matter of honour’. As custom dictates, women are not allowed to leave the house. Luckily for Shameem, her uncle was an educated man who was able to advocate on Shameem’s behalf. The name “Shameem” is used for both,...

Respect is a very basic thing – Jannat Ali

Jannat Ali “Respect is a very basic thing” “I am a trans-woman, a trans-rights activist, and a performing artist. Dancing is my passion and dream, but unfortunately in Pakistan there is a stigma attached to it. We try to put things in boxes and categorize them, if you’re one thing, you can’t be the other....

Escaping vengeful brick kiln owners – Syeda Ghulam Fatima

Syeda Ghulam Fatima Syeda Ghulam Fatima is a human rights and labor activist from Pakistan. Her work contributed to the end of bonded labor in brick kilns. She has been dubbed the “Harriet Tubman” of Pakistan. Fatima is currently the General Secretary at Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF). Fatima owes her rise to prominence...