Naveed Ur Rahman
Naveed ur Rehman was born in Attock, a district in Punjab province bordering the KPK province. His forefathers were from Amritsar and Uttar Pradesh (UP). They migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition. Starting a new life in Attock, his family moved to Lahore in the 1960s. His primary schooling was at St. Peters School, Lahore, one of the many leading Catholic schools. After completing school education, Naveed enrolled in the Punjab College for Intermediate Studies in Commerce (I.Com). On successful completion of intermediate education, he got admission into the leading commerce college in Pakistan; Hailey College of Commerce, University of Punjab.
Naveed’s big passion in life has always been languages as his father was a respected Urdu language teacher. Naveed followed in his father’s footsteps and began teaching Urdu to foreign members of the American Consulate in Lahore and the British Council. In 2002, he joined the Accounts department of the Government Ministry of Science and Technology and worked there for 10 years. On leaving his government position, Naveed worked free-lance as an Accountant whilst continuing as an Urdu Language teacher. He joined Four Chambers as Accountant in 2016 and manages accounts and audits for Chambers.
In his spare time, Naveed is an avid reader of books on history and spirituality. In particular, he has a deep interest in the development of Sufi thought and literature in Pakistan. He also loves traveling and interacting with peoples of different countries and cultures. He has taught Urdu language to a mixture of government and private sector foreigners from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, USA, France, Italy etc.
Naveed is also active in social work and humanitarian aid work in Pakistan. In 2004, Naveed initiated a literacy program at Forman Christian College for women workers at the College. The program became so popular that he extended it to the children of the women workers. He successfully ran this program for almost 12 years. He adapted the model of his literacy program for Alam al-Khayal Foundation and ran literacy classes for illiterate domestic women workers for some years.