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Four Pakistanis lauded in Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list

(Last Updated On: 26/02/2016)

Pakistanis have been conventional and they have proved it numerous time. The latest unveiled list named Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia’ lauds about the young innovators who have contributed in various fields around the continent.

Following the list,  300 young entrepreneurs hailing from Asia have been included in the 10 categories after keeping in view how larger and impactful their contributions are. The fascinating thing this famous Forbes list posses is that it presents all the young stars of less than 30 years of age.

This years list includes four Pakistanis, out of which three are being categorized in category of ‘Social Entrepreneurs’ and one have managed place in category of ‘Media, Marketing & Advertising’.

Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List Categories

  1. Entertainment & Sports
  2. The Arts
  3. Media, Marketing & Advertising
  4. Retail & Ecommerce
  5. Finance & Venture Capital
  6. Enterprise Tech
  7. Consumer Tech
  8. Social  Entrepreneurs
  9. Manufacturing & Energy
  10. Healthcare & Science

Pakistanis in Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list 2016

Khalida Brohi
Fiza Farhan
Umar Anwar Jahangir
Muniba Mazari

Khalida Brohi


Age: 27
Contribution: Founder, Sughar Empowerment
Category: Social Entrepreneur

Khalida Brohi set a non-profit organization ‘Sughar’ back in 2009. The main intention behind this organization was to open up new ways for the tribal and rural women. Brohi, 27 years of age, hailing form Balochistan also voiced against the horrific honor killing, which also engulfed life of her friend.

Fiza Farhan


Age: 27
Contribution: Founder & CEO of Buksh Foundation
Category: Social Entrepreneur

This is the second time when Fiza Farhan got this place in the list as this social entrepreneur was also being lauded in the previous years list unleashed by the Forbes. Over his mighty contributions from last several years she was elected as a member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary General on Women’s Economic Empowerementy.

Umar Anwar Jahangir


Age: 24
Contribution: Founder & Secretary of Bahria Medics
Category: Social Entrepreneur

Umar Anwar Jahnagir, have been quite active in providing non-for-profit health care aids in Karachi. Several years back he attended the World Economic Forum meeting held at Davos, Swizterland, which made him the youngest guy to travel to the forum where just the top young innovators are invited globally.

Muniba Mazari


Age: 28
Contribution:  Anchor, PTV
Category: Media, Marketing & Advertising

Muniba Mazari was named the first Pakistani female United Nation goodwill for Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls nationwide in December last year. Mazari met an accident due to which she suffered from paralysis and was later to use wheel chair. Although, even this could not make any hindrance in Mazari’s career who proved her as an wonderful artist.

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