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Six Pakistanis shine in the Forbes ’30 Under 30′ 2018 list

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Six individuals of Pakistani origin were featured on the seventh annual Forbes ‘30 Under 30′ 2018 list released on Tuesday.

Every year Forbes Magazine releases this list of 600 individuals from 20 different industries. This list highlights the young innovators, entrepreneur, and game-changers in their respective fields.

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Abbas Haider is included in the list in the Manufacturing and Industry category. Haider is the co-founder of ‘Aspetto’. A firm that manufactures bullet resistant fashion clothing. Aspetto has raised $300,000 and expects its revenue to exceed $2.5 million in the coming year.

Anna Khan is featured under the Venture Capital Category. She has sourced several breakout deals since she joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2012. Previously she has been given the title of “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum. 

Sarah Ahmed, 28, joins the list under the Retail and E-commerce industry category. She is the founder of Warp+Weft. The idea behind her company was to innovate for size inclusivity in the clothing industry. Her brand now weaves with its own fabric. It has the world’s most inclusive jeans for females to guarantee them the best fit irrespective of their size.

S Zeyad Enam, 25, is the next Pakistani that is on the list under the Enterprise Technology Category. Enam dropped out of his PhD program at Stanford University after he founded Cresta AI. He innovated to start a bootstrap company that will help improve customer service by using Artificial Intelligence.

Khizar Hayat, 28, is also in the category of Enterprise Technology. He is the co-founder of ThroughPut, a data science automation company that analyzes the wastage in the supply chain and logistics operation. His company then offers solutions and recommendations for further efficiency.

Hayat is also proactively working to support education systems in rural Pakistan. He is the founder of the non-governmental organization Teach Pakistan Initiative.

Raza Munir makes it to the list under the category of Education. He is the co-founder of Climb Credit. His company aims to combat the crisis of student loans. They provide credit loans to students for training in skill-based programs such as robotics and nursing.

To date, they have supported 5000 students that are attending 60 schools and hundreds of programs.