Two Pakistanis named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’

Updated July 09, 2015

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Now in its 10th year, the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative has become a robust network of more than 800 young leaders from 30 nations.  —Photo Courtesy: asiasociety.org
Now in its 10th year, the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative has become a robust network of more than 800 young leaders from 30 nations. —Photo Courtesy: asiasociety.org

NEW YORK: Two Pakistanis are among 32 `young leaders’ named on Wednesday as Asia 21 Young Leader Class of 2015 by the Asia Society in New York.

They are Mohsin Mustafa of the Strategy and Programme Development, Aman Foundation, and Muhammad Sabir, community worker and founder of Slumabad.

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Now in its 10th year, the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative has become a robust network of more than 800 young leaders from 30 nations.

They are all in their own ways focused on shaping a brighter future for the Asia-Pacific region, and confronting the most vexing challenges facing the region today.

Asia 21 young leaders are selected through a highly competitive process based on outstanding achievements, commitment to public service and a proven ability to make the world a better place, a press statement issued here said.

The 32 young leaders represent 22 countries and are divided almost evenly between men and women.

“The new class of Asia 21 Young Leaders is a remarkable group. We are excited to introduce these leaders of the Asia-Pacific region to the Asia 21 Network, where they will find mentors, potential collaborators, and, we hope, new friends,” said Asia Society president and CEO Josette Sheeran.

Published in Dawn, July 9th, 2015

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