2 Pakistani youngsters in Times 30 Most Influential Teens 2016
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Two teenagers of Pakistani-origin, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and gamer Sumail Hassan, have been listed in the Times’ 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016. At 17, Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her organisation “The Malala Fund” has received funding from famous personalities worldwide. At present, the 19-year-old is working towards urging “world leaders to set aside $1.4 billion this year toward educating young refugees,” TIME Magazine said. Sumail Hassan, 17, won his team Evil Geniuses the Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2) Asian championship in China in 2015 when he was just 15-year-old. The team bagged $1.2 million in prize money at the competition. At the age of seven, Hassan, sold his bike for a cheap price to get some change to play video games at an Internet cafe. “It was the bad move,” said Hassan, with a laugh. “Hassan has become the youngest person ever to earn $1 million playing competitive video games, making him a phenomenon in the rapidly growing world of ‘e-sports’,” TIME Magazine added. The child prodigy moved to the US in 2014.