Jaafar Jackson is visiting Pakistan for one week, a tour made possible by his childhood friend Omar Sheikh and British-Pakistani entrepreneur Zeeshan Shah as part of the latter’s Changing Perceptions Initiative. Besides visiting national and iconic hot spots and treasures, Jaafar has been visiting various cities to meet and interact with locals, students and entrepreneurs. Jaafar has been visiting the NUST and COMSATS universities in Islamabad, met with Mohammad Sawar (the Governer of Punjab) at the Governer's House) in Lahore,visited Sceptre College, Habib University, National Incubation Center, NED University of Engineering & Technology (NUDET) and The Citizens Foundation schools in Karachi, and the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari.
Jaafar also appeared on television shows for World This Morning (14 February), Shiffa Yousafzai, Geo News (17 February), Dawn News (17 February) and Bakhabar Savera (18 February), GTV Network (18 February), Now News and Digital News Network (18 February), Voices of Sindh, HUM News Pakistan (20 February) BBC Urdu (20 February). Jaafar also made a pit stop in at Khaleej Times in Dubai (watch interview) on his way back home. In his comments and interviews, Jaafar thanked his hosts and claimed he had an incredible experience in Pakistan and couldn’t wait to share back home pictures and videos of the trip. He said hospitality here had been incredible and his plan was to release an album and come back to Pakistan to do some shows.
Zeeshan Shag is one of the board members of China-Pakistan Investment Corporation CPIC, a leading property developer in Gwadar. Changing Perspectives is a CPIC initiative that aims to bring positive change to Pakistan, through building safe, sustainable communities that encourage cohesion, enable businesses to thrive and offer a positive lifestyle.