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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.

Honoured to be the only Pakistani in Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2016.The complete list is here: http://onforb.es/1TGxvVv#Forbes #Asia #Pakistan #Forbes30under30

Posted by Muniba Mazari on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

Founders, 9GAG

Sylvia Chan, 28, Ryan Tan, 27, Singapore

Cofounders, Night Owl Cinematics

Chan Yi Wen, 25, Singapore

Cofounder, Bolt Media

Grace Chen, 27, China

Founder, Jiecao

Harry Dewhirst 28, Singapore

Director-president, BlisMedia

Blair Ding, 24, China

Cofounder, Jeehom Media

Yoshinori Fukushima, 28, Japan

Cofounder, Gunosy

Advait Gupt, 29, Akshat Gupt, 25, India

Cofounders, Supari Studios

Ian Ishida, 26, Japan

Founder, Trippiece

Lee Seung-yoon, 25, South Korea

Cofounder, Byline/Radish

Li Yan, 25, China

CEO, WeMedia Group

Liu Chengcheng, 27, China

Founder, 36Kr

Muniba Mazari, 28, Pakistan

Anchor, PTV

Sattvik Mishra, 28, India

Cofounder, ScoopWhoop Media

Ayataro Nakagawa, 27, Japan

Founder, Peroli

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

Founder, Zealer

Xie Tiandi, 29, China

Cofounder, Leiphone

Michelle Yuan, 27, Hong Kong

Founder, Asia Wedding Network

Alex Zhang, 23, China

Founder, Xiaoshijie

Margaret Zhang, 22, Australia

Blogger & founder, Shine By Three