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Iqbal Masih

1983 - 1995

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Iqbal Masih (Punjabi: اقبال مسیح; 1983 – 16 April 1995) was a Pakistani Christian child labourer and activist who campaigned against abusive child labour in Pakistan. He was assassinated on 16 April 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iqbal Masih has received more than 1,152,685 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Iqbal Masih is the 507th most popular social activist (down from 425th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Pakistani Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Iqbal Masih ranks 507 out of 538Before him are Dorothea Dix, Aed Carabao, Efua Dorkenoo, Bogaletch Gebre, Dolores Huerta, and Beyers Naudé. After him are Frances Willard, James Larkin, Bram Fischer, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Yolanda King, and Hu Jia.

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Among people born in 1983, Iqbal Masih ranks 149Before him are Sergey Lazarev, Clint Dempsey, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Jamie Chung, Vít Jedlička, and Alsou. After him are Antonio Mirante, Kim Jae-wook, Macklemore, Katherine Maher, Julien Faubert, and Julia Fischer. Among people deceased in 1995, Iqbal Masih ranks 272Before him are Michael Hordern, Patsy Ruth Miller, Margaret Woodbridge, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Víctor Peralta, and Margaret Chase Smith. After him are Peter Cook, Terry Southern, Grahame Clark, Frank Perry, Art Mollner, and Art Taylor.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Iqbal Masih ranks 92 out of 180Before him are Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (1929), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902), and Sadhana Shivdasani (1941). After him are Shaukat Aziz (1949), Prem Chopra (1935), Rab Butler (1902), Kamini Kaushal (1927), Valerian Gracias (1900), and Kuldip Nayar (1923).


Among social activists born in Pakistan, Iqbal Masih ranks 5Before him are Bhagat Singh (1907), Guru Ram Das (1534), Bacha Khan (1890), and Malala Yousafzai (1997). After him are Fazlullah (1974) and Mukhtar Mai (1972).