Shabbir Ahmad Rao

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Shabbir Ahmad Rao (Urdu: شبّيراحمد راؤ‎), (born July 27, 1944 in Kalanaur, India; died April 17, 2004 in Okara, Pakistan) was a Pakistani politician and Human Rights Activist of (NA-144) Okara, Punjab, Pakistan.

Shabbir Ahmad Rao went to Los Angeles, USA for higher education in 1971 and studied Aeronautical engineering. Later he worked for many companies including Fairchild Aerospace Corporation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as Director Quality Control. He decided to return to Pakistan in 1985 and start getting involved in Politics with his fellow family politician (Rao Sikandar Iqbal). Later he had decided to join (political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)) Minhaj-ul-Quran International, a broad-based global Sufi organization working in the fields of welfare, human rights and education. His objectives were the promotion of a moderate vision of Corruption free Establishment with reduction to poverty, and the education of youth through "employing the methods of his founders Sufism".

Rao died on April 17, 2004 after suffering from throat cancer.


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