When we are young, we are under a continuous dilemma to choose either a world of dreams or a world of hate, wherein we have so much to lose and so much to gain, so much to fight for and so much to change. It was, therefore, a proud moment for Desis when the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list was announced, and we saw some awesome people from Pakistan who are challenging the paradigm of traditional thinking and changing the rules for the generations to come.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2018 has featured seven finalists from Pakistan, who were chosen from a huge number of online recommendations in domains, such as Arts, Entertainment & Sports, Finance & Venture Capital, Media, Marketing & Advertising, Retail & E-commerce, Enterprise Technology, Industry, Manufacturing & Energy, Healthcare & Science, Social Entrepreneurs, and Consumer Technology.
The seven Pakistani finalists include –
Social activist and a musician; speaks to her heart’s content about issues related to feminism, cyberbullying, and depression.
Muhammad Asad Raza and Abrahim Shaha
Started Neurostic – a healthcare startup that aims to furnish low-cost and high-quality implantable and wearable therapeutic devices for the developing world.
Muhammad Shaheer Niazi
He is already a full-fledged scientist at the age of 17 whose work has created ripples in the domain of biomedicine. He also appeared in the prominent Royal Society Open Science journal.
Adnan Shaffi and Adeel Shaffi
Came up with PriceOye, which provides an electronics price comparison platform in second and third-tier cities of Pakistan, which usually don’t get the attention of e-commerce companies.
She co-founded the Pixel Art Games Academy that provides training in game design and production, programming, animation, and digital art, and also inspires Pakistani women to dream bigger.
The founder of Bondh E Shams (Droplets of the Sun), he has created a solar water project which aims to tackle the problem of water scarcity in the most poorly connected areas of Pakistan.
Syed Faizan Hussain
The 23-year-old is the founder of Perihelion Systems, which supports products that use technology to improve quality of life.
In spite of a challenging environment dominated by extremism related to religious or other reasons, these youthful dynamic Pakistanis are progressively hoping to bring about a positive change in their nation.
They deserve our applaud!