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SingerAima Baig, who once was referred as the 'Mazaak Raat girl' defied all expectations and became a juggernaut in our music industry in 2017. After her debut in Coke Studio Season 10, her strong and versatile vocals proved her to be a force to be reckoned in the music industry.
Head Transgender CommunitySaying that being a transgender person living in Pakistan is difficult is quite an understatement. A large percentage of the transgender community lives secret lives due to how society isolates them and makes them the butt of the joke. But Ashi Butt being transgender herself, became a knight in shining armour for the transgender community and started a movement that makes transgender community be treated with equality on being human rather than their gender.
Video CasterMindstorms, Born to Gain. Ayesha was born in Peshawar and is currently 20. Being the first Pakistani and Asian online video streamer and caster girl with the astonishing skill of video games, Ayesha started playing online video games at the age of 7, where the girls of her age usually play with the common toys we know, Ayesha started drilling her brain skills in playing video games.
Dr . Wajahat Mehmood Qazi
TED Ed EducatorHe is an Assistant Professor, in the department of Computer Science at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. He worked as Deputy Director/Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, GC University Lahore, Senior Scientific Officer Institute of Molecular Science and bioinformatics, Senior Lecturer Preston University, System Architect Intelli-Technologies, Assistant Project Manager Softedge and Assistant Project Manager National Engineers. His area of Interest includes Quantum Computing and Cognition, Cybernetics, Artificial General Intelligence, Machine Consciousness, Bioinformatics. He is the author of the book "Machine Learning in Bioinformatics: An Approach for Protein Sequence Analysis" and several general Papers.
Dr. Yasar Ayyaz
HOD ROBOTICS NUSTDr. Yasar Ayaz holds a PhD specializing in Robotics and Machine Intelligence from Tohoku University, Japan. He is the Founder and Deputy Head of Pakistan's first Department of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at NUST. He is the author of numerous highly cited international publications in research journals and conferences. His work on Robot Navigation and Humanoid Robotics in particular has been cited by leading universities in more than 11 countries. In recognition of his contributions to research and academics in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Dr Yasar's biography will also be appearing in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2013, Berkley, USA. He is Awarded President’s Dr Yasar is Awarded President’s Gold Medal for being the Overall Best Teacher of NUST (Pakistan) for the year 2012 and was Included in the list of Top 100 Educators of the World 2013 by International Biographical Center of Cambridge, UK.
Mir Mohammad Ali khan
Patriotic EntrepreneurMir Mohammad Ali Khan is internationally renowned Investment Banker, Entrepreneur & Capital Markets Advisor. He is the youngest Chairman and Founder of a Full-service Investment Bank in America and the first Muslim to have owned an investment bank on Wall Street.He has had a successful career as Founder & Chairman of The Financial Group, Inc., Federal Advisor to Govt. of Pakistan, a Member of New Jersey Governors Council, a Senior Advisor to New Jersey State Mayors and US State Senators. He also developed "THE WORD'S FIRST ISLAMIC BANKING BENCHMARK INDEX on WALL STREET Named: KMS-SAMI: (Socially Aware Muslin Index) which Is now a functional index run by the Dow Jones indices. He has also been featured in “Who’s Who Top Executives” and in the "Humans of Pakistan". Surprisingly in 2015 he became the first Pakistani ever to have a movie produced on his life through a first-time co-production of Hollywood and Lollywood production house Sermad Films, The Producers of the movie "JALAIBEE".
AuthorA social worker and a youth activist, a young man himself, we have Moiz Shaukat today who despite being physically challenged never took any excuses to hinder in his way to greatness. He is still in his teens and already a youth speaker. I am thrilled to hear his story in his own words. So, over to him
ModelShe is extremely passionate about her career (that is not limited to modeling only but also a decent textile designer). She believes in hard work and dedication – two elements that have helped her come sufficiently far in her career in a short span of time. She always found herself in very difficult situations, situations no one could see normal people being in. She feels that she is destined to bring change.
Motivational TrainerSuleman Arshad final year student of BS (hons) in management sciences at Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS) University of the Punjab received the Commonwealth Youth Worker award at Royal Palace London, on 15th March 2017. He is the founder and the president of the Pakistan Para Climbing Club, the first club of its kind in Pakistan. Despite his visual impairment, he has been working to promote inclusive sports empowerment programs in Pakistan.He decided to challenge his life and started doing things which people think that a disable can’t do. He is Gold medalist in hundred meter race and wall climbing. He is also Social Entrepreneur and Certified Trainer from SOL (school of leadership), Youth Parliamentarian Disability expert.
Ali Aslam GondalCuration
Haider Ali KhanTeam member