Shabbir Safdar is a progressive activist in DC and, I know from personal observation, anonymous benefactor of good causes.
Part of the Pakistanian diaspora, over the holidays Shabbir revisited the ancestral homeland for the first time in 25 years, and he gives us a few tantalizing glimpses of the nation, and the cultural divides, plus some great photos, in Shabbir's Pakistan Diaries.
I went to Mexico with Shabbir in 1998. We had fun. Strange hearing of him here. Heh.