10 Pakistanis who are shaping the Tech Industry of Pakistan

September 5, 2014 | @TechJuice

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We’ve all seen the dot com bubble blow and burst. We’ve also all seen and read the success stories of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison and Michael Dell. Somewhere in the middle of this process, however, a lot of us have either ignored or simple never taken out the time to research into the people who are working with us and among us to rocket Pakistan into the global technological community. It is with that understanding that the team at TechJuice decided to publish a list of these very people in order to assign them both the respect and the idolisation they deserve. These people have paved the way and made the path much easier to tread for the upcoming generation and their determination is such that not only does their work continue to live on but that they continue to innovate newer, better, more beneficial projects year on year. It is with that mission that we unveil our list of people who have defined and stabilised the industry. It is important to stress that since the contributions made my these individuals vary in nature; in the spirit of diplomacy we have structured the list to be featured in alphabetical order. Do make sure to let us know what you think!

10. Aamir Atta – ProPakistani

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Aamir Attaa is one of the few people among us all who managed to manifest their dream so beautifully. Attaa is a Data Network expert by profession but holds substantial experience in the fields of journalism, Internet marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. He founded the popular website ProPakistani which has been publishing breaking news content from out native telecom industry for more than 6 years now. ProPakistani has consistently proven to be a reliable channel for inside scoops and behind the curtain happenings for the readers who’ve wanted a little more than the rest. Attaa’s initial vision is what has led it to it’s present place. His presence behind this massive cloud of information dissemination, with massive numbers of subscribers to their newsletters and a substantial amount of fresh visits every month, is what has handed Attaa a trump card of influence over the telecom industry as a whole.

  • Zafar

    Nice post but I dont agree the amir ata as tech reshaper completely. I have been following them for long but I have noticed that they only focus on packages. There news revolve around telenor warid jazz packages. As far as tech news from around the world are concerened I like either dawn tech section or more mag.

  • Sajjad Ali

    TechJuice is now the most respected website for me. Very professional work by young team

  • Mansoor

    Where is Farhan masood? Father of Pakistani IT..

    • Random Reader

      plz say that it was sarcasm. :O

  • http://www.farhanmasood.com Farhan Masood

    Nice Article, I love Techjuice and all the efforts you guys put in to highlight the best from Pakistan. A great tribute to all of my favorite people covered in this post. To me they all are the real heroes of Pakistan IT industry. Wish them all and you a big success.

    • Zain

      The most overrated guy in the tech industry. what he has done for pakistan?

  • Ahmar Karim

    Farhan bhai you are missing here! jub bhe main kese say IT ke baat krta hn to pehlai aap ko mention krta hn!!!!

  • Salman

    Aamir atta is a nice and honest guy. people take his as an angry young men but i like his inside news from telecom. he definitely should be in the list.

  • mubashir

    Umar Saif is chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) not Pakistan Information Technology Board (PITB)

  • Ali Abbas

    I think Muneer Usman(Pi Lab) is also missing

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  • Asim

    Aamir’s efforts are good, but placing him with Mr. Umar saif, mr. Zeeshan and Ms. Jahan Ara is not acceptable. ..

  • Faisal Raza

    Once again you guys have highlighted dot zero as co-working space, please correct this, dot zero is not a co-working space. You better email them to ask if they provide working space for freelancers or not.

    • Fatima

      Coworking Space != Freelancers.

      • Faisal Raza

        According to their website they provide coworking space to individuals. Individuals / students can be freelancers correct? Or you are assuming them as one person large organization?

        If i am not wrong plan9 provides coworking for freelancers.

        In case of dot zero, their coworking environment is only limited to their and their friends company.

        • Farzal Ali Dojki

          Hi Faisal – this is definitely your misconception and we can have a discussion 1-1 offline? Yes, we are a curated co-working space with an open application process and need-blind admisssion – which means, we do vet the applicant and the firm. The orgzanition is a non-profit, with 50% seats going on commercial basis and rest on subsidized.There are 20+ individuals who are our members, and 10+ companies. Please reach out on our email address. Thanks,

        • Farzal Ali Dojki

          Just did a year-end count .. we have 16 active companies, and 6 graduates.

  • Anon

    I don’t believe Jahanara did anything for IT. Apart from outs and about, having lunches and dinners with other “IT” guys what have they actually accomplished? Also on every so called “IT meeting” I see the same old faces, and she is misusing her powers working for the government body. Shameful Jahanara.

  • huzaifa

    So as per the author, If you work for rocket internet in Pakistan, you are a tech industry reshaper( kindly list the bio data of all the rocket internet employees who are reshaping our tech industry.

    Oh yes, and efficiently selling your cellphones with massive TV advertisement also qualifies for reshaping the tech industry? Great!! Now List the owners of Gfive, Vegotell, Ophone, oppo, vmobile etc etc as the reshaper of paksitan’s tech industry.

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  • http://www.deahelper.com arman

    ahan …..

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  • KaXhif Taj

    i Agree that some of these people doing their best for reshaping IT in pak , but i wonder too as many big names are missing , those should must be on top 10 :P