- Arfa Karim Randhawa
Arfa Karim (born 1996) , a girl from Faisalabad in Pakistan, who in the age of 9 years and 7 months became one of the most youngest Microsoft certified Professionals (MCP’s) in the world.
- Babar, The Cyber Kid
Earlier, Babar, generally known as the genius cyber kid, had set up 3 world records including Youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals in the age 9 years, and Youngest Certified Wireless Network Administrator at the age 9 years and Youngest Certified Web Professional Associate at the age 10 years. While the recent fourth record he made as Youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist at the age 12 in Dubai.
3. Ayesha Farooq
Ayesha is Pakistan’s first ever female war-ready fighter pilot. The 27-year-old fighter, hailing from Bahawalpur, is one of the 19 women who have achieved the ranks of pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade – there are five other female fighter pilots but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat.
4. Ali Moeen Nawazish
He is most notably famous for setting a record of acing 23 subjects in the Cambridge O-Level examinations. He is also the recipient of Pride of Performance award and his contributions to the field of education are immense. He continues to work tirelessly and has founded an organization called ‘StepUP Pakistan’, where they aim to train teachers and improve education in the impoverished areas of the country; a noble effort by an equally noble youngster.He truly deserves a standing ovation.
5. Nazia Khan
A visual artist and the recipient of the 2013 Prince Claus award. The Prince Claus award deliberates the honour to those individuals whose efforts have a positive impact in their respective societies. The fact that she is a Pakistani is indeed an honour for all of us.She has successfully managed to promote a positive image of Pakistan with her work for all in the world to see.
6. Mehak Gul
Gul started playing chess at the early age of six. She is now 13-year-old and is creating a pro-Pakistan image by being an internationally acclaimed chess player.
7. Maria Toorpakai Wazir
Maria, born in South Waziristan, is a professional squash player who has won international acclaims for Pakistan. She is currently ranked 54th in the world rank. She is a prolific speaker against extremism in society and has spoken at events such as TedxTeen.
8. Sabia Abbat
Abbat, originally from the Hazara division, is the winner of the National Cycling Championship. She is an emerging talent and her skills have been recognised nationally. She hopes to foster change and represent Pakistan in the South Asian games next year. She is an inspiration to all the young women out there who want to pursue their goals and, in the process, bring about positive change in the society.
Written by: Sara Khan