5 Pakistanis who made a name in sci-tech in 2020


Professor Shazia Sadiq has been selected by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) to be a part of its advanced STEM research team.

Pakistan-born scientist Dr Asifa Akhtar has been selected as a recipient for the prestigious 2021 Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for her outstanding work in cell-biology on mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation.

Dr Naqeeb Khalid is a Toronto-based Pakistani doctor who has introduced an instant Covid-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone, according to Radio Pakistan.

The 29-year-old is a programme manager at Google, where she supervises the market strategy and hardware planning for the company’s gaming service Stadia.

In February, 20-year-old Sumail Hassan Syed was listed as one of the top-earning esports players with around $3.6 million earnings to date.