LAHORE (Staff Report) – Muniba Mazari, Pakistan’s only wheel chair-bound TV anchor, has been inlcuded in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 list” for 2016.
“Honoured to be the only Pakistani in Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2016,” Mazari said in a post at Facebook.
Muniba Mazari, 28, is the only Pakistani to make it to the list this year which featured Pakistan’s Fiza Farhan last year.
Mazari, who originally hails from Rahim Yar Khan, has been in a wheelchair for over the last seven years after a car accident left her with spinal cord injury in 2007 at the age of 21.
She has earned a Bachelors degree in Fine art and also established her brand Muniba’s Canvas with the slogan “Let Your Walls Wear Colors.”
She has been representing the voice of women, men, girls and boys across Pakistan on important issues of gender inequalities, discrimination and determination not to give up and win against the odds.
Earlier in December 2015, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador.
As National Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba has dedicated her efforts towards empowerment of women and girls, and is serving as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” which aims at engaging men and boys to take a stand and speak up for women’s rights as human rights.
Forbes “30 Under 30 list” 2016:
Gloria Ai, 29, China
Founder-host, iAsk Media
Samyak Chakrabarty, 27, India
Cofounder, Social Quotient
Chris Chan, 28, Brian Yu, 27, Derek Chan, 29, Hong Kong
Sylvia Chan, 28, Ryan Tan, 27, Singapore
Cofounders, Night Owl Cinematics
Chan Yi Wen, 25, Singapore
Cofounder, Bolt Media
Grace Chen, 27, China
Harry Dewhirst 28, Singapore
Blair Ding, 24, China
Cofounder, Jeehom Media
Yoshinori Fukushima, 28, Japan
Advait Gupt, 29, Akshat Gupt, 25, India
Cofounders, Supari Studios
Ian Ishida, 26, Japan
Lee Seung-yoon, 25, South Korea
Li Yan, 25, China
CEO, WeMedia Group
Liu Chengcheng, 27, China
Muniba Mazari, 28, Pakistan
Sattvik Mishra, 28, India
Cofounder, ScoopWhoop Media
Ayataro Nakagawa, 27, Japan
Tim Pointer, 27, New Zealand
Cofounder, Uprise Digital
Suchita Salwan, 25, India
Founder, Little Black Book Delhi
Rika Shiiki, 18, Japan
Founder, AMF (Appreciation, Modesty and Full-power)
Kunikazu Suzuki, 27, Japan
Founder, Japan Political Press
Jianhao Tan, 22, Singapore
Founder, The Jianhaotan
Tran Duc Viet, 24, Vietnam
YouTube personality, JVevermind
Lindy Tsang, 29, Hong Kong
YouTube personality, Bubzbeauty
Vuki Vujasinovic, 29, Australia
Founder, Sling & Stone
Wang Ziru, 27, China
Xie Tiandi, 29, China
Michelle Yuan, 27, Hong Kong
Founder, Asia Wedding Network
Alex Zhang, 23, China
Margaret Zhang, 22, Australia
Blogger & founder, Shine By Three