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Salook, inaugurated on June 19, 2014, as a cultural heritage resource, research and training centre, undertakes activities to preserve and promote the folk heritage and culture in Pakistan. Salook envisions a Pakistan where people live, grow and prosper like a single family regardless of their linguistic, racial, ethnic and religious identity by engaging leaders of folk heritage to work on education, peace, human rights, interfaith & intra-faith harmony, gender equality, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, health and livelihood. Our objectives are: spreading saints’ message of non-violence, peace and tolerance, promoting cultural heritage, building and reviving culture of peace, creating (spiritual) awareness among people and uplifting them through sufi teachings of universal brotherhood. We also conduct training programs to develop human capital of peace builders among the followers of Sufism in Pakistan

Chairman Salook

Peer Syed Mudassir Nazar Shah

Peer Syed Mudassir Nazar Shah is the Sajjada Nasheen of Darbar-e-Alia, Saroba Sharif in Jhelum district. He is serving his community, country and inner obligations by leading a socially and politically active life. He is co-chairman of Netherlands based Universal Sufi council.

Mr. Shah is also the founder and Chairman of Salook, an Islamabad-based Sufi think-tank, established in October 2014. Salook is dedicated to research on inner dimensions of Islam, the current religious discourse in Pakistan; and promoting religious collaboration, peaceful co-existence, universal brother/sisterhood and inner and outer harmony in Pakistan.

Mr. Shah has a wealth of knowledge about some of the burning issues of the day such as the current religious discourse in Pakistan, extremism and terrorism, Balochistan, and Pakistani politics. He received his early education from Machh, and has a Masters degree in Political Science from Balochistan University, Quetta.

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