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.
- KhalidaBrohi, 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.
- FizaFarhan, 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.
- 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.
- MunibaMazari, 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.