Who is Dr. Shahzad Latif?
Dr. Shahzad Latif was born on Aug 22nd, 1962 and raised in Sialkot in the neighborhood of Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal.
He finished his SSC from Federal Govt. High School Sialkot Cantt. His family moved to Karachi in 1981. He attended Federal Govt. College Karachi Cantt, for HSSC.
In 1983 he went to USA for further studies. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York.
He was elected President of Student Association and was an Honorary Member of President's Students Life Board.
He earned his Masters in Economics from City University of New York.
He did his Ph.D. in Political Economics. His dissertation topic was “Political Economy of Inflation in Pakistan”
Dr. Latif has written extensively on Pakistani Politics, affairs of Pakistan, foreign policy and international affairs.
Dr. Latif keeps an eye on the issues his fellow Pakistani brothers and sisters suffer. He is a dedicated Pakistani and feels the pain of every countryman when he sees him or her not employed or not enjoying the very basic necessities those are taken for granted by millions around the world.
Dr. Latif is from middle class and is not a politician.
He is also a small business owner and believes Pakistan needs to be run like a business for it to excel. Public be its customers and public services be the products delivered to masses!
Dr. Latif believes that in Pakistan everything has been politicized. Instead of concentrating on personal and party politics, leaders must give 100% to public service.
Public service is what democracy is all about. But unfortunately public service has taken a secondary position in Pakistan.
This is why he has proposed a political government structure that has no overlapping and bring the government to the very level where it is supposed to deliver services; the people.
With this proposed structure masses will benefit and not the politicians.
Dr. Latif strongly believes a Pakistani residing in Kalat, Layyah, Sibhi, Larkana, Banu, Badeen, Rahim Yar Khan etc. is an equal Pakistani to the one who lives in Lahore. With his proposed structure every Pakistani will get equal social service and Pakistan will develop uniformly.
Dr. Latif still holds Pakistani passport only because he believes in Brand Pakistan.
He is a simple at heart person who does everything possible in his capacity to help under privileged.
He has a dream that one day every Pakistani is so free that his conscience is under his full control, thence he or she will not do anything that is wrong for his country or his countrymen.
Dr. Latif wants to do his utmost to bring the change our country needs so badly that Pakistan instead of going down, rises as a recognized economic, political and social power.