Achievement, accomplishment, triumph, attainment, coup, victory, acquirement, and feat, are the words that we generally use to define success. “Success comes to those who act”. Your purpose for the journey may differ but the true meaning of success is the same for all. Success has been defined as reaching a goal or accomplishing something you have set out to achieve.
Many successful entrepreneurs in Pakistan have accomplished their goals through hard work. Most people don’t know the meaning of an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is a person who is a challenger or an initiator. They are risk-takers. A continuous struggle towards your goal and standing again and again after failure makes you an entrepreneur.
Pakistan is blessed to have such entrepreneurs. We have listed down the top most successful entrepreneurs in Pakistan who have proven their endeavors with a successful journey.
Salim Ghauri is a pioneer in Pakistan’s Software and IT industry. He is also called the Bill Gates of Pakistan. He was born in Bahawalpur and brought up in Lahore. Later, he moved to Romania for higher studies as has an interest in Computers. He explored things beyond his knowledge. In 1995, he came back to Pakistan with some bigger dreams in his mind. At that time, technology and IT were not among the industries of Pakistan. He always moved his way toward the riskiest and most impossible things. It was his vision and ideology that made Netsol a leading software company from a small firm. Netsol was the first to be listed on Karachi Stock Exchange and secure CMMI level 5. Moreover, he has written a book on his successful journey named ‘From Nothing To Everything’.
Monis Rehman is one of the top entrepreneurs in Pakistan. His journey is filled with finding solutions to the problems he faced. He is an engineer, who started his career with Intel. He took part in the development of microprocessor chips. Monis is the founder of Naseeb Networks which is managing the leading job marketplaces in Pakistan I.e. Rozee.pk and Minhati.com. Furthermore, he founded Edaycare.com and naseeb.com, and many others. He is also a co-founder of a financial services platform ‘Finja’ and Dukan. pk which helps the youth in finding and starting the right businesses for them.
Another top entrepreneur in Pakistan is Umar Saif. He is a computer scientist and professor. Moreover, he did his post-doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, he taught there and then returned to Pakistan. Later, he joined LUMS as a Computer Science teacher. Moreover, he joined Punjab Information Technology Board as a Chairman. Further, he founded the first-ever tech incubation center named ‘Plan9’. There, he facilitates young entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Furthermore, he has got several awards for his outstanding teaching, passion, and vision. Now, he is serving as an advisor to the UNDP – United Nations Development Program in Pakistan.
Wahaj Us Siraj
Another bright star on the list of entrepreneurs in Pakistan is Wahaj Us Siraj. He has done Engineering from the UET Lahore and a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was a part of civil services for more than 15 years. Later, he took the risk of leaving public office to achieve his dream. In 1996, he contributed to the team that launched Pakistan’s first internet service provider across the country. He then lay down the first broadband network in 2022. Then Nayatel was founded in 2006, one of the premium internet service providers of broadband internet, HD TV, and telephone services. He gave his best services in reforming the telecom sector.
Sunil Sarfaraz Munj & Raza Saeed
You must have heard about Pakwheels.com, the only community-based platform in the automotive industry. This platform was founded by two top entrepreneurs of Pakistan, Sunil Sarfaraz Munj and Raza Saeed. Their passion and love for cars insisted they found Pakwheels. They both are graduated from LUMS and renowned entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Moreover, they have helped many Pakistanis in buying and selling vehicles.
Zeeshan Khalis is one of the most successful businessmen in Pakistan. He has completed his higher education abroad and joined a top IT company there. Then he returned to Pakistan just to empower its people and founded United Sol, a leading e- commerce and Web solutions company. He has expanded from a small form to a big company, with offices in Dubai, the USA, and Canada.
Another most groomed and successful entrepreneur in Pakistan is Zia Imran. He has worked with top IT and software development companies in Pakistan for more than 20 years. He is famous for product consultancy and system integration as well. Moreover, he has worked with some renowned companies like Oracle and Altera. He is now working as Executive Vice President at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan.
Another notable entrepreneur in Pakistan is Zafar Khan. He is known as an accomplished engineer as well as a digital marketer. He is the founding member of an internet marketing company ‘Sofizar‘. Zafar has served P@SHA as well as the Vice Chairman.
Maria Umar is another top entrepreneur in Pakistan. She is a name of women empowerment. She is the founder of ‘The Women’s Digital League’. Maria faced different challenges in her life so she made it a mission to help the women of Pakistan.
When we talk about women empowerment, a name comes to the limelight and she is Roshaneh Zafar. She is the founder of the Kashf Foundation. Moreover, she is among the top 10 entrepreneurs in Pakistan. She has also worked for the rights of women and provided opportunities to them. She was a ray of hope to women who were deprived of working rights. Roshaneh visited different communities to provide women with financial and moral support. She is a role model for all women.
The Bottom Line
No doubt that Pakistan has a lot of opportunities for youth in different fields such as technology,
software, and social welfare. Young entrepreneurs just need a creative mind for startups and become successful entrepreneurs in Pakistan.