Ayaz Latif Palijo (born November 15, 1969) is aSindhi & Pakistani activist, writer and teacher. He is a symbol of liberal& democratic values and of Sindhi Progressive Nationalism. Ayaz Latif wasborn in Hyderabad Sindh, to a Baloch mother, the women’s rights activist andrevolutionary artist Jeejee Zarina Baloch, and a great South Asian leftistfather, a legendary theoretician Rasool Bux Palijo. He is one of the leadingHuman Rights Lawyers of Pakistan. The people of Pakistan admire his courage andcommitment to the cause of oppressed and victimized sections of our society. Hehas done work for victims of honor killing, karo-kari, bonded labor, missingpersons, child labor, violence against women amongst others.
Ayaz Palijo, anoutstanding Orator, a successful Lawyer, a creative Writer and a devotedTeacher, is considered as being the first person to introduce the concepts ofHuman Rights and Public Interest Litigation in rural areas of Pakistan. He isalso accredited for securing the release of more than 3500 innocent prisonersfrom different jails, bonded labour camps, illegal confinements, dar-ul-amansand police lockups. Ayaz Latif’s recent activities include launching a strongcampaign against the man-made water shortage, child abuse, forced conversion ofminority girls and terrorism. He is elected President of Awami Tahreek and theFounder and Convener of Sindh Progressive Nationalist Alliance (SPNA).