Dr Zulfiqar Ali Khan may have lost the number of times he had to prepare for death, only to survive through the last minute stay order. A prisoner on death row for the last many years, he has educated over 50 prisoners and completed 33 diploma courses during his days behind bars, earning him sobriquet, the “educator”.
“Brother Zulfiqar made me understand how precious our time is and how important education is. He offered to be my teacher and took full responsibility for my education,” says a prisoner, who did not give his name. Another anonymous inmate said: “When I was put on death row I was completely uneducated. Thanks to his hard work, I am now preparing for my bachelor’s degree. He has been like an angel in my life.”