Izzat Bibi from Hunza, Azima Dhanjee from the Karachi and Farida Kanwal, also from the Karachi, will serve under the Chairmanship of Usman Dar, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs. Their responsibility includes empowering young people in the country who have been deprived of economic opportunities aiming to create more sustainable livelihoods for all.

Izzat Bibi

Izzat Bibi, from Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan, is the CEO and co-founder of Chkar.com, has been nominated as Member Tourism and Hospitality in the National Youth Council. Izzat Bibi and her husband launched Chkar.com in 2018 with the objective of connecting tourists with the local community. Chkar.com is an online marketplace for lodging primarily homestays, vacation rentals and tourism activities. It provides an opportunity for the local community to earn using their spare houses or rooms as well as by providing adventurous experiences.

Izzat Bibi’s mission is to empower local culture and the hospitality sector while economically uplifting the entrepreneurs of Pakistan.

Farida Kanwal

Farida Kanwal, co-founder and COO of Queno, has been nominated as Member Education, National Youth Council announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Hailing from Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Farida received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology. Recently, she was also featured as one of the top entrepreneurs for 2020 in Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Asia.

Queno is a digital education platform that is currently being used by 60+ schools and 12,000+ people across Pakistan. Queno provides a platform for parents to track the progress of their children at school, monitor daily task updates and receive teacher notes to parents and much more. Likewise, Queno works to save time and reduce the workload on teachers by impacting daily tasks performed by teachers in making them more efficient, reduce paperwork and automate data storage. This app offers multiple features that can be used by teachers, parents and students alike, thus maximizing how proficiently the triangle can function in an educational space. Most importantly, Queno helps ensure safety by allowing parents to remotely follow their children.

Azima Dhanjee

Azima Dhanjee, CEO and co-founder of the organization ‘ConnectHear’ and alumna of the U.S. government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program has been nominated as a Social Work Member at the National Youth Council announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Azima is making lives easier for persons with disabilities by helping them lead independent lives by providing language accessibility through sign language interpretation. Obliged to become an adult at a very young age, Azima and her brother were their parents’ voices – interpreting conversations for them and communicating with people on their behalf. Her experiences led her to find ways, by using technology and design, to help.

She spreads the message of perseverance and adamancy, encouraging the youth to leave fear behind and work hard to achieve their goals.