Pakistani social entrepreneur makes it to Forbes 30 under 30 Asia
Pakistan’s Bilal bin Saqib has achieved fame for getting mentioned in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list of social entrepreneurs.
Saqib is the co-founder of Tayaba social enterprise, which is helping to alleviate the water crisis in Pakistan, particularly in rural areas.
Their H20 Wheels project is a specially built system that helps transport water. It has put an end to the struggle of villagers to carry buckets of long distances of water by hand.
“I feel ecstatic after making Pakistan proud on a global platform,” Saqib said while speaking on SAMAA TV’s morning show Naya Din on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old isn’t spending his quarantine sitting idle in the UK, where he received his higher education.
He, his brother Momin bin Saqib, and two others have launched another campaign, #onemillionmeals, aimed at providing food to health-care staff battling the UK coronavirus pandemic.
Several big names have sponsored the initiative including football star David Beckham and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Bilal and Momin have been in the social media arena in Pakistan for quite some time.
They broke the internet in 2017 after Pakistan’s loss to India in the Champion’s trophy opener in England, with their hilarious rant on live television.