Model-turned-politician Abbas Jaffery who had been making waves in Pakistan’s media industry is resolved to bear on the tide for change in the country. Abbas Jaffery’s journey from modeling to Sindh Assembly.
Abbas Jaffery, two-time Lux Style Awards winner was elected from a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seat during the July 25 General Election.
Jaffery emerged successful from the Sindh Assembly seat of PS-125, Karachi as he defeated Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Abdul Haseeb by anchoring 30,687 votes.
26-year-old Abbas Jaffery told:
“Convincing the world that I could win was the hardest part,”
The model-turned-politician pledges to “give back to the community”.
The previous U-19 cricketer shared that he chose to join politics issues inferable from a deep desire to “accomplish more” and “make a difference“.
Elected-MPA, who maintains straightforwardness, said that citizens ought to know about where their money is spent.
“We need to know where our money goes and who is delivering on their promises,”
“I have always wanted to help my community and make my country a better place to live in and I believe politics provided me with the perfect platform to deliver,” Jaffery added.
Jaffery emphasized on the need for a higher standard of public education.
The basic issues facing the country, Jaffery said,
“An educated Pakistani can do wonders for the world. This is the only way for our country to prosper.”
Jaffery told why he chose to contest from a PTI ticket, the 26-year-old said, “Pakistanis have had their fair share of testing out political parties in the last 10 to 20 years. PTI is a breath of fresh air. It gives us a sense of hope and if that’s what our country needs then so be it.”
He said. “We need clean water to drink, a transparent governing system, proper sewerage disposal and police bodies made from local personnel,”
Jaffery, nonetheless, shared that the adventure into the assembly has not been a simple one and companions transformed into adversaries and outsiders into companions.
“My fans that were there from the start are another reason I am here,” he added.
“As an ambassador for my people this new office gives me another chance to set an example.”
He additionally encouraged that individuals should take dynamic part in politics instead of complain.