When it comes to Pakistan, the world always falls short of generosity and reason and try to undermine it in any way possible!
We have always been victims of misinterpretations and misunderstanding by the world! Especially the international media is usually seen broadcasting and highlighting Pakistan for all the wrong reasons like religious extremism, fanatics, border conflicts, terrorism, women rights etc but there is so much more to this country, so much more to us that unfortunately has never seen the light of day and has always been sabotaged or shushed away.
However, the light of a new day is seen coming with a promise that the dark, gloomy nights are over! A bright sunny day is on it’s way and the solid proof of this is that Pakistanis have made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list!!
FORBES is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics and The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings,
These 5 Pakistanis and a startup are doing the country proud as they represent their homeland under the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2019 list.
A 29-year-old lady named Zainab has founded Pakistan Society for Green Energy, she established the company in 2013 to develop new methods of renewable energy. Her company has been profiled by Forbes as:
“Since its founding, the company has successfully developed a bio-fuel from waste tissue paper, and introduced Camelina Sativa, a drought-resistant plant that can be made into bio-diesel.”
2- Zain Ashraf Mughal
He is the founder and also the CEO of crowdfunding non-profit platform Seed Out aims to alleviate poverty through his start-up and has put back around 1,600 children back to school and has also raised over 600 entrepreneurs in 4 Pakistani cities with a fundraising of about Rs. 90, 000 per person on average.
3- Karishma Ali
Youngest in the list of Pakistanis, a 21 year old beauty from Chitral has founded Chitral Women’s Sports Club as she herself is a sports enthusiast. The footballer that has also played in Dubai for Pakistan at Jubilee games is accounted by Forbes as to be the “only” female footballer from her hometown playing National as well as International club level.
4- Laila Kasuri
She is a 29 years old water analyst at Global Green Growth Investment’s Policy Solutions Division which has been a part of a number of researches at some renowned organizations like World bank etc.
The statement of Forbes was:
“She has led research at organisations such as the World Bank, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on climate-smart irrigation, flood risk reduction, and river basin planning.”
5- Ahmed Rauf Essa
27 years old Ahmed is the co-founder of Telemart, and is running one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the country catering extensively to over 500 online dealers.
Essa has been running Telemart since he was 23 years old and was enrolled in Business school.
6- Roshni rides
A phenomenal transport service for the women in the country, brainchild of 4 young individuals Gia, Hanaa, Hassan and Muneeb.
As per Forbes:
The four co-founders wanted to provide a reliable transportation service for refugees, and their company arranges affordable rickshaw rides along designated routes between a refugee camp and common destinations such as markets and hospitals.”
These aforementioned list is seriously the best thing you will read today as it will refresh and restore your faith in Pakistan and it’s youth, because this is just the tip of the ICEBERG!!
Credits: Urooba Akhtar