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Pakistani youth wins first prize at One Young World Summit

October 25, 2014


Khizr Imran. — Photo courtesy:
Khizr Imran. — Photo courtesy:

Pakistani youth Khizr Imran secured the first prize at the Rwanga Social Startup Competition at the fifth One Young World Summit held in Dublin, said a report published on

Imran shared his vision to research and manufacture affordable energy solutions for low-income communities. He came up with the idea to exploit solar energy in Pakistan and provide solutions for people belonging to low-income communities.

Imran is of the view that solar water heating has immense potential and ‘greenhouse technology”, in contrast to evacuation tubes, is a more efficient and viable option which will rapidly spread across Pakistan.

Jaan Pakistan is the name of the organisation Khizr has co-founded with his friends to launch this initiative. It has thus far received USD 20,000 as prize money and aims to venture into prototype development by the end of 2014