Born: Karachi, Pakistan
Birthday: 10th February, 1987
Who is he?
This dapper young gentleman barely needs an introduction! Jibran most recently made waves across Pakistan as the ‘Azaad Umeedwaar’ candidate from Karachi’s NA-250 and has since been casting a spell on us, particularly in his passionate election videos, urging his fellow Pakistanis to vote responsibly. A lawyer by profession, Jibran’s compassion and love for Pakistan and his fellow countrymen encouraged him to enter into politics and prove that any regular Pakistani can bring about a change if they just try. Mind you, this is not all that Jibran is about… he is also an ardent squash player who enjoys cooking in his free time! Plus, he has knack for singing. As if his good looks aren’t enough to win our hearts! Are you also imagining Jibran humming a romantic ballad in your kitchen whilst preparing some fancy food for you? We totally are.
Why we love him
Jibran’s alpha male looks, coupled with an intellectual persona that one can only find in lawyers has won the hearts of the nation. His courage and humanitarianism make him our real-life, desi version of Atticus Finch and we just can’t get past his passionate gaze hitting us through our laptop screens!
Despite having become a household name in such a short time, Jibran remains grounded and true to himself. What we find especially heart-warming is his inability to see others in misery and hatred for hypocrisy. Jibran values sincerity over everything else and believes that someday, Pakistan will rise from all of its troubles and prosper if its youth comes forward as he has and fights for it. Let’s just say we can’t stop drooling over his mature and charismatic personality, especially when he is out on the streets, leading the anti-rigging dharnas and working for a better tomorrow. He most certainly has our vote!
What you didn’t know about him
Jibran is terrified of heights and water! However, he is working towards overcoming his fears by taking up sky and deep-sea diving.
What say, ladies? Set up an underwater date with him before someone else does.
His favourite food is nihari.
Jibran is single and seeking a woman who challenges him intellectually. Call dibs!
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, June 2nd, 2013.