These Nine Pakistanis Have Been Featured on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Asia List

Every year Forbes releases it’s much anticipated “30 under 30” Asia list and just like last year, this year again Pakistanis have managed to make it to the list.

Here are the nine Pakistani’s who have made it to this year’s list:

Sadia Bashir, 29, Founder PixelArt Games Academy


The 29-year old entrepreneur has been included in the list under the Enterprise Technology category. Bashir co-founded Pixel Art Games Academy whose mission is to plug the void between industry demand and education by providing training in video game development and recruitment opportunities.


Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, 17, Scientist

17-year-old Muhammad Shaheer Niazi found a way to photograph the movement of ions forming a honeycomb-like shape when electrically-charged particles try to pass through a pool of oil. Niazi has been included in the Healthcare and Science category. He has had his research published in the Royal Open Science Journal and aspires to win the Nobel in physics one day.

Hamza Farrukh, 24, Founder Bondh-E-Shams

Hamza Farrukh, listed in the Social Entrepreneurs category, founded Bondh-e-Shams-The Solar Water Project. He has developed a solar-powered water extraction and filtration system. Costing $8,000, the system has a 25-year lifespan and can serve nearly 5,000 people daily.

Syed Faizan Hussain, 24, Founder Perihelion Systems

The 24-year-old entrepreneur is a solution-driven social activist. His non-profit, Perihelion Systems aims to better the lives of many using technology. Some of Perihelion’s products include; Edu-Aid, an American Sign Language translating software; One Health, a disease surveillance and tracking system used to predict outbreaks and alert health institutions to expedite intervention; and Glove Gauge, wearable technology to facilitate professional production processes such as measurements.

Muhammad Asad Raza and Abrahim Ali Shah, 23, Neurostic

Muhammad Asad Raza and Abrahim Ali  Shah, 23, are the CEO and the CTO respectively of healthcare startup Neurostic. The firm uses technology to improve healthcare services and products across the developing world. They have also developed affordable prosthetic limbs for amputees. They feature in the Healthcare and Science category.

Adnan and Adeel Shaffi of Price Oye 

The Shaffi brothers, 28 and 30 respectively, made it to the list in the Retail and Ecommerce category. They founded PriceOye, an online price comparison engine for mobile phones in second and third-tier cities Pakistani cities. The site enjoys over a million views per month.

Momina Mustehsan

Singer Momina Mustehsan made it to the list for her fight for women’s right.
The Coke Studio singing sensation made it big, after her version of Afreen Afreen became the most viewed song on YouTube. Since then she has been using her star power to champion for women’s right across Pakistan.