Shafiq spoke at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit (Text)

Founder of EMPOWER PEOPLE Shafiqur Rahman Khan was invited to speak about his life and works in fourth edition of TIDES summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Coimbatore. It was a great opportunity to promote our cause and encourage…Read More


We are ready to march again. this year we incorporating the cause of early marriages to improve our advocacy impact. The dates will be announced soon. for now we are partnering with organizations and corporations. share the link on social networks and let…Read More


Hi, Wishing you all courage, hope and faith to overcome all the hurdles you face. May you have a great year and a wonderful time ahead. HAPPY new year 2014 love Shafiq

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Policemen accused of human trafficking conducting his own ‘investigation’

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