Public Engagements

Articles & Publications

1. Unleashing Change in Pakistan at Tiecon Lahore, Newsline Magazine (2010)
2. Soul Music: On Sufi Music from Pakistan, Newsline Magazine (2006)


Startup Success, Spider Magazine, May 24, 2013

“A conversation with A.R. Rafiq” about the South Asia Relief earthquake and food relief platform I founded in 2005 (one of my very first interviews):


The Nuts & Bolts of a Startup: A Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at T2F in Karachi

From San Francisco to Nairobi, from Silicon Alley to Berlin, young people today are taking control of their future and defining their careers by starting their own companies. The benefits are clear. Not only are there greater reward opportunities at the end, the journey itself is reported to be fulfilling by most founders as they enjoy autonomy from the corporate constraints that would otherwise hold them back. However, the risks are unprecedented too since as a founder you are responsible for success in all aspects of the business, and failure is a frequent outcome.

Come join us for a series of talks and workshops as Danish Munir and Abdulrahman Rafiq share their experiences of starting their own companies and help you prepare for starting your own.

Speaking Engagements
Learn more about AR’s past and future speaking engagements below. If you would like to check his availability for your event or request more info contact A.R. Rafiq on Twitter.