Pakistanis make it to Forbes Asia’s ’30 under 30′ list for 2018

Pakistanis make it to Forbes Asia's '30 under 30' list for 2018

New York (web desk): Forbes, the top American business magazine has released its list of “30 under 30”on Tuesday, including nine individuals of Pakistani origin who have made their mark in various categories.

The list features at least 300 individuals who are proficient in different professions, such as arts, enterprise technology, entertainment and sports, social entrepreneurs, celebrities, youngest, finance and venture capital, healthcare and science, media marketing and advertising.

Following are the young Pakistanis who made it to this year’s Forbes Asia’s list.

Mustehsan Mustehsan





Mustehsan Mustehsan, 26, one of Pakistan’s biggest music stars, quickly earned an online following in the millions. She is featured for using her fame and social media following to advocate for social causes like women’s rights, cyber bullying and mental health awareness. She was named one of BBC’S 100 Influential Women for 2017.

Asad Raza and Abrahim Ali Shah

Asad Raza and Abrahim Ali Shah

Asad Raza and Abrahim Ali Shah, both 23, featured on the list for their healthcare startup, Neurostic, which aims to provide low-cost and high quality wearable and implantable medical devices for the developing world.

Muham­mad Shaheer Niazi

Muham­mad Shaheer Niazi

Muham­mad Shaheer Niazi, 17, is featured on the list for this remarkable achievement for his work appeared in the prestigious Royal Society Open Science Journal.

Sadia Bashir

sadia bashir

Sadia Bashir, 29, is featured in the enterprise technology category for co-founding PixelArt Games Academy. According to Forbes, her work address the significant gender gap in the gaming industry with the hope to inspire Pakistani women to dream bigger

Hamza Farrukh


Hamza Farrukh, 24, made it to the social entrepreneur’s category, founded Bondh-e-Shams also known as The Solar Water Project.

Syed Faizan Hussain

Syed Faizan Hussain


Syed Faizan Hussain, a solution-driven social activist based in Karachi, founded non-profit Perihelion Systems in 2013 to better the lives of many by using technology.

Adnan Shaffi and Adeel Shaffi

Adnan Shaffi and Adeel Shaffi

The list also featured siblings Adnan Shaffi, 28, and Adeel Shaffi, 29, who are in the retail and e-commerce group for making online phone shopping easier by founding PriceOye in 2015. According to Forbes, their website has more than a million views a month.

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