Lahore: Fahad Shahbaz, a Pakistani Youth Leader, has been awarded with the Royal Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can achieve. The global change makers recognized his commitment to creating positive change in Pakistan through the Youth General Assembly.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Sussex.
Fahad is the founder of the ‘Youth General Assembly’, advocating for youth empowerment and recommending policies to the government in Pakistan. They have trained hundreds of students and young people to become future ambassadors, democrats, and leaders; through ‘YGA’, they have presented policy recommendations and successfully advocated for the formation of a ‘National Youth Commission’. Fahad also advocates for transgender rights, contributing to the passing of the ‘Transgender Rights Act’ in Pakistan, and inspires others through initiatives such as the ‘Fahad Shahbaz Foundation’, which focuses on police reforms and environmental conservation. Fahad envisions Pakistan as a truly democratic country and empowering Pakistani youth to play a positive role as responsible global citizens.