Five Pakistanis on WEF Young Global Leaders 2010 list

March 5, 2010 at 8:22 am 21 comments

Amir Jahangir – Chief Executive Officer – JAAG Broadcasting (Pvt.) Limited

Hamid Yar Hiraj – Minister of State for Commerce of Pakistan

Muhammad Tabba – Chief Executive Officer – Lucky Cement

Syed Mustafa Kamal – Mayor of Karachi

Umar Saif – Founder – Saif Center for Innovation (SCI)

Let us celebrate all these winners. They have done us all proud. Well done gentlemen. Next time, however, I personally would also like to see some women recognized. I can think of several young women in Pakistan who have shown leadership and inspired many around them.

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  • 1. kamni  |  March 5, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Now this is impressive. We should celebrate it 🙂

  • 2. RumaisaMohani  |  March 5, 2010 at 9:35 am

    great 🙂 Yes, our women also should be recognised… Hopefully, that day will come soon.. but we need to learn to respect them first !!!

  • 3. Abdul Haseeb Awan  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Indeed some thing to be proud of. But what was the criteria ?

  • 5. Nighat Dad  |  March 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Jehan ap hain na !! pride of Pakistan

  • 6. Jehan  |  March 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Actually Munizeh Jahangir, a journalist, was selected in 2008 so a YGL. We just have to ensure that more women and men from Pakistan are recognized.

    @Nighat i am too old to fit into the Young Global Leaders category 🙂

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  • 8. Azhar Rizvi  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I know three on the list and indeed they are great ambassadors of Pakistan.

  • 9. Kashif Aziz  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Exactly. what is the criteria? Except Dr. Saif, rest of selections seems quite dodgy to me. And, how “young” is a Young Global Leader?

  • 10. Amir jahangir  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks Jahan Ara for such kind words. We must meet soon to do something on the virtual gender project…..

  • 11. Jehan  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Several people have wondered about the criteria. Please check it out at:

    I personally know 3 out of the 5 winners and I totally support their selection as Young Global Leaders. I believe this is a selection that goes through a lot of scrutiny. Those I don’t know I would not like to judge. Can we just celebrate the fact that recognition is coming our way. I hope many more are selected in years to come.

  • 12. Jehan  |  March 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    @Amir you certainly deserve it. As a serial entrepreneur and for the kind of work and initiatives you have undertaken. We should thank all of you for projecting a good image of Pakistan through the work you do. Yes let us meet up next week.

  • 13. Syed Talha izhar  |  March 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Congrats to everyone.. 🙂

  • 14. Owaeis  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    come on world! See, this is Pakistan!!! I am so proud of my people!

  • 15. Zaeem Ahmad Siddiqui  |  March 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I don’t know what type of blog or group it is…but when it comes to know me that we are doing good for our selves… I always be proud…..

    A Proud Muslim
    A Proud Pakistani

  • 16. Faisal Khan  |  March 6, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Congratulations to the five. It does indeed deserve a round of applause. Something positive to read and very encouraging.

  • 17. Azee  |  March 7, 2010 at 12:13 am

    That’s great to find Pakistani gentlemen coming in the list of Young Global Leaders 2010. We are happy for them as they have proved to be as our model for the future of our young generation.

  • 18. فرحان دانش  |  March 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    خوشی کی بات ہے کہ عالمی میڈیا میں بھی پاکستان کا نام اچھے لفظوں میں شامل کیا گیا ہے۔ مبارک باد کے مستحق ہیں محنتی لوگ جن کی پورے پاکستان میں کوئی کمی نہیں ہے، صرف موقع دینے کی بات ہے پاکستان کے چپے چپے سے مصطفی کمال جیسے سینکڑوں محب وطن پیدا ہو جائیں گے۔

  • 19. TARIQUE AFTAB  |  March 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I M Proud Of Them All. Few Are Very Close To My Heart. We Must Celebrate Such Happy Occasions. In The Days Ahead Our Females Will Also Be Getting These Awards, Inshallah. All The Best & Keep It Up.

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  • 21. Muhammad Jahangir  |  April 8, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Im very happy to see the Former Mayor of Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal to be recognized in YGL of 2010, because he has done very hard work for the betterment of Karachi city in such a short time


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