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7 Young Pakistanis Make a Splash on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List!

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List
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Big news for Pakistan! Seven inspiring young Pakistanis have been recognized by Forbes on their prestigious 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2024. These innovators are shaking things up across various industries, paving the way for a brighter future in the Asia-Pacific region.

What is the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List?

This list highlights 300 outstanding young achievers under the age of 30 who are making waves across 10 different categories. These categories include fields like art, entertainment, finance, technology, healthcare, and social impact. This year’s list features a diverse group of young leaders from 21 countries across Asia and the Pacific.

Pakistan’s Rising Stars

Pakistan is proud to boast seven talented individuals on the list this year. Let’s meet these inspiring young minds:

  • Aleena Nadeem (EduFi): Making education accessible, Aleena’s Lahore-based startup, EduFi, offers a “study now, pay later” model, helping more Pakistanis pursue their university dreams.
  • Bushra Sultan (Artist): Challenging societal norms, Bushra, a filmmaker and artist based in Lahore, uses her work to address issues faced by women in Pakistan. Her fashion and beauty campaigns are thought-provoking and impactful.
  • Sarkhail Shahid Bawany (ABHI): Empowering workers, Sarkhail leads the product team at Abhi, a Pakistani fintech company. Abhi provides emergency cash advances to employees through a unique B2B2C model.
  • Kasra Zunnaiyyer (Trukkr): Revolutionizing logistics, Kasra co-founded Trukkr, a Karachi-based company providing a management platform for Pakistan’s trucking industry. Their software helps with financing, fleet tracking, and customer connections.
  • Adeel Abid, Aizaz Nayyer & Ali Raza (Linkstar): Supporting freelancers, these three co-founded Linkstar, a platform offering free portfolio websites with upgrade options for freelancers in Karachi. Linkstar also provides online courses for skill development.

A Bright Future for Pakistan

These young Pakistanis are a shining example of the talent and innovation thriving in the country. Their achievements on the Forbes list are a testament to their dedication and drive. We can’t wait to see what amazing things they accomplish in the years to come!