Mazhar worked as a highway engineer in Pakistan after earning his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore.
A community leader and political advisor, Mazhar arrived at Pearson Airport twenty years ago with little more than a desire to see a better life for his young family.
Upon arriving in Canada, he earned a post-graduate certificate from Sheridan College and worked in various roles in the automotive sector, before becoming a special assistant to Dr. Rob Oliphant MP. Since 2013, he has served as a senior advisor to Premier Kathleen Wynne. He is also an active supporter of several charities, community groups and local hospitals, including the Scarborough Hospital.
He and his wife, Summra, have two sons. He served as their school council chair and ran a variety of programs for youth.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to be part of the Ontario Liberal team, so we can work hard to build an Ontario where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. I know that together, we can succeed in 2022.” Mazhar Shafiq