The well-known American business journal 'Forbes' released its annual 'Forbes 30 under 30' list of the 2020s, which includes names of 5 Pakistani youths.
This is the fifth list of the company this year, which Forbes launched in 2016.
The list of Asia released by the organization includes the names of a total of 300 young people up to the age of 30 and this time the list also includes the names of 5 Pakistani organizations and 10 young people.
The list released by Forbes has included youth from 22 countries in Asia, including Pakistan, India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia, and Nepal.
India is the second-largest country with a population of 69 young people out of 300, China with 41 youth, followed by Japan with 31, South Korea 25, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore. 22 youths have been included in the list respectively.
The list includes 2 from Bangladesh, 1 from Afghanistan, 4 from Sri Lanka, 3 from Nepal, 4 from New Zealand and 10 from 5 Pakistani institutions.
The names of Pakistan's youth have been included in the fields of art, social entrepreneurship and enterprise technology.
The names of three of the top 5 institutions in Pakistan have been included in the Social Entrepreneur area and the names of the three persons in the three entities are included in the list.
Altogether 2 out of 5 Pakistan-based companies are started and run by a young person, the rest are co-founders of 2 to 3 other companies on the Forbes list.
Young Pakistani designer Nashra Blogumwala has also made it to the Forbes list.
The Nashra holds a master's degree from Harvard University and is an intern. She has worked uniquely to improve relations between Pakistan and India, including family-arranged marriages, and has information on her work on her website.
Similarly, Pakistani technology has been incorporated in the enterprise technology sector, Queno, which is an application designed to monitor the activities and education of schoolchildren.
A number of educational institutions in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad have also entered into agreements with the company to use the Queno application, developed by Farida Kanwal Mughal and Mohammad Zubair in collaboration with Google and other technology companies is becoming increasingly popular.
The rest of Pakistan's three institutions and seven individuals have been included in the social entrepreneurship. Bilal Bin Saqib, a young Pakistani educated in the UK, has been included in the same sector.
Bilal Bin Saqib launched a project called Taiba, aimed at ensuring safe drinking water in Pakistan's rural areas.
The same field also includes the three young men who created the Pakistani company Orenda. The company created an application for online education called Taleemabad, which gained popularity in a short period of time.
The names of Aslan Ahmed, Shayan Sohail, and Hafiz Osama Tanveer are also included in the list of social entrepreneurs.
The three young men also set up a drinking water purification company called Pakwatai and were named by Forbes in recognition of their services.