the Real, progressive champion we deserve
a candidate who walks amongst us.
Family and Early Life
Wali was born in Karachi, Pakistan to a middle-class family in 1994. His father is a retired civil service officer in the Government of Pakistan; and his mother is an aesthetician and hairdresser in Brampton, Ontario.
Coming from a line of activists, thinkers, and change-makers, the zeal of revolution runs strong in Wali’s veins.
On his paternal side, his grandfather was Jamal Abro, a Sindhi short story writer, lawyer, civil judge, and civil servant. His great-grandfather was Allama Ali Khan Abro, a prominent scholar and educationist in the Sindhi and English languages. His uncle, Badar Abro, was a close aide of Jam Saqi, and was arrested in the Jam Saqi case for his involvement with communism in Pakistan during the 1970s and 1980s.
On his maternal side, his great-grandfather was Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi, a Sindhi freedom fighter, politician, and journalist.
At the age of 4, Wali moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where his father was posted as commercial counsellor in the Pakistani High Commission to Kuala Lumpur for four years from 1999 to 2002. He moved back to Karachi in 2002, where he ultimately completed his A-levels (high school) and graduated from The Lyceum in 2013. He then immigrated to Canada in November 2013, having been sponsored by his mother.
Wali has since been an advocate for electoral reform, holistic social supports, and de-colonization. He is an active community volunteer, keeps close to the grassroots, and is a passionate activist for Indigenous rights in Turtle Island and beyond.
Now, he is taking this fight forward by running to be Councillor for Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth on a platform that features immediate housing for people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing; improved public safety by significantly defunding the police and investing in community well-being instead; and rebuilding Toronto’s infrastructure with climate change and population growth in mind.
Learn more about his platform here.