Four Pakistanis recognised in Forbes '30 Under 30' list

These Pakistanis appear in the list of social entrepreneurs as well as media and marketing


News Desk February 25, 2016

Four Pakistanis made it to Forbes '30 Under 30′ Asia list for 2016 on Thursday, in which the business magazine recognised 600 young game-changers across 20 different fields.

This year’s Social Entrepreneurship and Media & Marketing category feature feature four Pakistanis who they believe are changing the world.

1. Khalida Brohi, 25, Founder of Sughar

Brohi started a non-profit organisation to empower women in rural Pakistan at the age of 16, after witnessing an honour killing. Brohi's social enterprise provides six months of training to women in 23 Pakistani villages, where they gain business knowledge, learn ways to monetise traditional embroidery skills, and get access to loans and markets.

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2. Fiza Farhan, 27, Founder & CEO of Buksh Foundation

Farhan was elected as a member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment this month. Farhan, who is CEO of Buksh Foundation and director of Buksh Energy, was also part of the ’30 under 30’ list by Forbes magazine for Social Entrepreneurs in 2015.

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Muniba Mazari appointed UN's first woman Goodwill Ambassador to Pakistan

3. Umar Anwar Jahangir, 24, Founder & Secretary of Bahria Medics

Jahangir is running several non-for-profit healthcare programmes in Karachi. One of its flagship initiatives is a programme to create the country's first blood bank integrated to mobile networks.

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4. Muniba Mazari, 28, Anchor, PTV

Mazari was appointed as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador to advance gender equality and empowerment of women by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

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This article originally appeared on Forbes

COMMENTS (9)

Gohar Azhar | 4 years ago | Reply Bravo! May they inspire many more!
Gohar Azhar | 4 years ago | Reply Considering all the issues that Pakistan has been facing in the past few years, this is fabulous! In spite of the tumultuous circumstances during the past two decades these individuals have grown from children to mature adults, with passion, focus and dedication to improve the society! Keep it up - bravo! May they inspire many more!
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