Shehzad Roy

UNODC Pakistan National Goodwill Ambassador


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has appointed singer Shehzad Roy, a recipient of Pakistan's highest civil honor, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, as its new National Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment of Mr. Roy is aimed at increasing visibility and assisting in mobilizing support in relation to drug demand reduction, prevention and treatment.

S hehzad Roy (born 17 February 1979) is a Pakistani singer, social worker and humanitarian. He started his singing career in 1995 and has recorded six albums since. He has recorded many hit songs such as "Saali," "Teri Soorat" and "Kangna," but is most famous for his 2008 socio-political album  Qismat Apney Haath Mein. Roy is also the president and founder of  Zindagi Trust, a non-government charitable organisation, that strives to improve the quality of education available to the average Pakistani.

Roy has recently produced and hosted 2 documentary series,  Chal Parha, about the state of public education in Pakistan, and  Wasu aur Mein, which follows the travels of Shehzad and a villager and deals with issues like progress, poverty and patriotism in Pakistan.

He received  Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) in 2005,  Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) in 2006 and  Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in 2018 from the  Government of Pakistan. For his organisation's rehabilitation work after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, he was awarded the Sitara-e-Eisaar in 2006. He was also selected to be a torch bearer for the 2008  Olympic Games


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