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Watch #PakistanIsMoving, a film on Lahore's self-taught skater who is skating against all odds

Dawn.com and German International broadcaster DW are highlighting stories that define the real meaning of Pakistan.
Updated Mar 11, 2019 12:03pm

23-year-old self-taught skater Sajawal teaches skating to the kids in his neighbourhood and dreams of starting his own rollerblading institute one day.

In this short film by Omer Nafees, Sajawal shares how he learned how to skate when he was only 9 years old. Since then, he skates in the evenings while assisting his father at the same time who works as a blacksmith just outside of Lahore.

Sajawal believes his sport does not get much appreciation in Pakistan unlike hockey, cricket and football and wants to train more professional skaters who can represent the country on global forums.

It's stories like this that prove that #PakistanIsMoving regardless of the hurdles on the way!


Director/DOP/Post: Omer Nafees

Narrated By: Eva zu Beck

Assisted By: Rohan Azhar & Bilal Lateef


This film was produced under the #PakistanIs project, an initiative of Dawn.com and German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) to highlight and showcase stories that define the real meaning of Pakistan.

The project comprises of eight different films, and one film will be released every week on our social channels.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more details, photos and behind-the-scenes action from these films.