Being an under-developed country, Pakistan has many problems but lack of young talents ain’t one of them. Pakistanis are known for their hardworking and resilience to strive for a better life.
The young generation has seen all the economic and political turmoil of the last few decades and now they taking things into their own hands to try to make things better with their talent, ambitions, skills, and abilities. Some of the young bright talents of Pakistan who are globally renowned for their achievements are:
Arfa Karim; The Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional
Arfa Karim was born on 2nd February 1995. She became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in 2004 when she was only nine years old. She showed up herself representing Pakistan in several international forums and also in TechEd Developers Conference. She also met Bill Gates on his invitation to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the US.
Just after returning from the US, she attended and many newspaper and television interviews. Moreover, she earned a pilot’s license at the age of 10. After all these achievements, she got her name in a Guinness Book of World Records. Arfa in 2005 received the Presidential Award of Pride of Performance.
On the occasion of Fatima Jinnah’s 113th birth anniversary, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz presented the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of science and technology to the youngest star. Another award she received was Salaam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 by the then president of Pakistan. She was made the brand ambassador for Pakistan Telecommunication Company’s 3G Wireless Broadband services in January 2010.
Unfortunately, just at the age of 16, she had a cardiac arrest problem and she died on 14th January 2012.
Malala Yousufzai: Nobel Prize
Malala Yousufzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and an advocates for women’s education. She is an idol for people around the world and was listed in the Times Magazine’s top 100 influential individuals.
Muhammad Haroon Tariq; World Record of Obtaining 87 A’s Grades
Haroon Tariq was a brilliant student who achieved seven world records by scoring 30 A grades in GCE Advanced Level, he then achieved 29 A grades by making a second world record in IGSCE and then made a third world record by scoring 28 A grades in GCE ordinary level.
While he achieved 57 A grades in a fourth world record in GCE ordinary level and IGCSE combined. He secured 76 A grades in Cambridge international Examinations by making fifth world record then in sixth world record, he secured 87 A grades in GCE advanced level, IGCSE combined and GCE ordinary level and his last world record are achieving 40 A grades in GCE advanced level, IGSCE combines and GCE ordinary level.
Arslan Siddique/Arslan Ash
Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique made history in 2019 by becoming the first Pakistani player of the Tekken fighting game to compete in and win the EVO 2019 finals. The biggest fighting game competition of the year is regarded as EVO. He is a four-time EVO champion, having won Tekken 7 at EVO Japan 2019, EVO 2019, EVO Japan 2023 and EVO 2023. Arslan is widely considered to be one of the best Tekken players in the world, and has played a huge role in bringing the Pakistani fighting game community into the spotlight of mainstream recognition.
Arslan’s accomplishment is notable because it gave other Pakistani Tekken players the opportunity to participate internationally.
Laraib Atta; a Professional VFX Artist
Laraib Atta is the daughter of the famous Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi. She became a professional VFX artist at a very young age. She has worked in many Hollywood movies as a visual effect artist. Also, she worked for BBC, Glassworks Barcelona, and MPC.
Some worked on visual effects Hollywood movies like 10,000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Mission impossible: Fallout.
Syed Maaz Imran: Telenor Youth Summit Representative
Syed Maaz is also among the young talents of Pakistan. He represented Pakistan at the Telenor Youth Summit held in Oslo. He was the only participant from 800 Pakistanis whose idea was accepted for proposing and launching the online tuition service called eTuitionHub to people all over the world.
This platform will keep on bringing on news related to the achievements of other talents of Pakistan to encourage others to sharpen their innate talent.
Haris Khan: The Youngest Smartphone App Developer
Haris Khan is the world’s youngest smartphone app developer. He created the football-themed app “Super Soccer Kick” 3D, which was released in 2014 and is available on iTunes. When he made the app, he was 11 years old.
Saad Ali: Only Pakistani Formula 1 Racer
Saad, who is 18, is the lone Formula 1 driver from Pakistan. Saad was always certain that he wanted to race in Formula 1. He became one by working hard and remaining persistent.