Pakistanis do a lot of cool things and more often than not it isn’t highlighted in the mainstream media. From defying stereotypes to winning competitions on an international level, here are five pretty amazing things that Pakistanis have done which you probably haven’t heard of.
1. NUST Students win Stanford University’s Design Challenge
Students from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad brought fame to Pakistan by winning this year’s Stanford Centre on Longevity Design Challenge held in California, United States. They faced tough competition and beat out participants from top universities around the world including Cornell University, MIT and Beijing University.
— Stanford Longevity (@LongevityCenter) March 30, 2017
2. Sibtain Junejo, 15-year-old Pakistani honoured at US Art Festival
Sibtain Junejo, a 15-year-old Pakistani was honoured at the United States Art Festival. He participated in John F Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts’ VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities, and had his artwork selected for a live exhibition in Washington DC.
3. Sana Amanat editor at Marvel Comics
Sana Amanat is an editor at the world renowned Marvel Comics. She works on developing and managing creative content for the company’s various publishing lines. Most recently, she co-created the first solo series to feature a Muslim Pakistani female super hero, Ms. Marvel.
4. WonderTree, a start-up that creates video games for those with special needs
WonderTree’s aim is to develop interactive, reality-based games for special children. Wonder Tree has seen international acclaim for their start-up including third place at a competition at Stanford University.
5. Counselling Pakistan a not-for profit organization that provides free college counselling
Choosing the perfect college for yourself is difficult and most college counsellors charge exorbitant amount of fees. That’s where Counselling Pakistan comes in. Established in 2013 as an alternative to the for-profit organizations, they strives to develop a global network of students and alumni at the world’s leading universities to give free, customized, and well-researched admissions guidance to students all across Pakistan.