Pakistani’s have untapped potential. The talent was hidden under the umbrella until the tech revolution happened in Pakistan.
Now, when the technology has filled the gaps, it has given rise to the insurmountable startups and businesses in Pakistan. From Daraz.pk to Bykea, the Pakistani startups are getting attention because of the ease they have added to our lives.
Here, we present the top 10 Pakistani startups which are not only owned by Pakistani but are also meant to add value to the life of people.
Without further ado, let’s discover the names and how they are helping us.
Have no doubts as all these startups are running actively and playing their part to boost Pakistan’s credibility in the technology bandwagon.
Code Green PK-A Sustainable Solution
“Plastic is hazardous, plastic is killing us slowly, plastic is affecting our life.”
We all have been listening to this often but have anyone suggested the alternatives to reduce the plasticity?
Code Green Pk has a solution to this problem. They make the switch easy by being the one-stop-shop of plastic-free alternatives for the people of Pakistan.
The best part is that their products aren’t black and white so you won’t feel old when you carry their products. From toothbrushes to shopping bags and shampoo bars, their stock contains more than 25 products to make your life environment-friendly. And all their products are biodegradable and compliant with FDA standards.
So, the next time when you’re in the search of a healthy replacement for plastics then Code Green is the best to go for.
They are putting their best forward to save the planet, are you?
Air Lift – Making the Commute Easy
No one wants to reach the office risking their lives in the public buses, giving up their comfort zone and bearing the traffic pollution.
Airlift took up the challenge to cater to this problem by building a reliable and safe commute for the people of Pakistan.
Now, on the roads everywhere you’ll see is their neat and clean Airlift coaches, Hi-roofs vans and buses with their eye-catching branding.
You only need to reserve your seat on the app and they will pick from your stop at the mentioned time. Right now, their services are for Karachi and Lahore but they will soon expand it to all over Pakistan. It’s one of the cost-effective choices for daily commuters who want an affordable, comfortable and cozy drive.
Islam 360 – Quran and Hadith Search Engine
We all want to be a good Muslim but the idea of picking the books and finding the right resources to learn and research can be a bit daunting. Islam 360 is a complete search engine of the Quran and Hadith which is created by a keen Pakistani Zahid Hussain Chippa.
With this app, you can recite the Surahs and Parahs, find the qibla for Namaz, get the word-by-word translation and read the Quran Tafsir by Taqi Usmani, Abul Ala Maududi, Ibne Kaseer, and audio Tafseer of Dr. Israr Ahmed and Mufti M. Sayeed.
Apart from this, you can also fetch the daily Dua’s, 99 names of Allah and Hadith in the audio format. If you are worried about the authenticity of information then know that the app has earned certifications from renowned Ulemas from all over the world.
The app has gained huge appreciation from the users and I personally love it for the ease it has given to access Islamic information.
Hukum Janab – The Problem Solver
Hukum Janab is like your magic lantern, order it on the app and a mechanic will come at your place to repair your AC or to fix your car. It’s a savior. From amending your car in the middle of the night to lending you the towing services and to car washing services, the app helps when you have no option left.
When you’re stuck somewhere, request a mechanic on the app and they will be right there within 30 mins to solve your problems. Right now their services are for Karachi only.
The best thing about them is that they will never send you the amateur persons to fix the problems because they have all certified mechanics in their team. They are quite active on their social media and are open 24/7 to take you out of the problems. So, just Hukum Janab!
DigiSkills Pk – Skills Training Program
Digital Pakistan is the top trend for 2020 but half of Pakistan’s population are still not aware of digital skills such as freelancing, digital marketing, online businesses, and creative writing.
Digiskills.pk is a government initiative where they have collated the digital experts to teach students the skills require for freelancing and making money online. From creative writing to freelancing, AutoCAD and graphic designing the platform give free learning to the students to grow their skills by enrolling in the courses. The weekly quizzes and assignments give you more grasp on the knowledge you acquire. And the best part is that you’ll also earn your certification after the successful completion of the course.
It’s the best initiative by the government to grow the entrepreneurship culture in Pakistan.
Patari – PK Songs on a Click
Music isn’t your beat only. Your grandparents can also urge you to listen to their favorite music or Qawwali that dates back to centuries? Patari is a must-follow app to find all the Pakistani songs either of your grandparent’s choice or your choice, on one platform.
From contemporary to rock to hidden Pakistani artists, this app can suggest the songs based on your moods and occasions. You can also download your favorite songs and listen to it offline.
And the best part about this app is the easy to use interface and conversational style of the notifications.
This app isn’t a startup but it’s worth mentioning because of the cause it serves behind the app. With every song you listen to or tap, a kitten is blessed with the food and they really thank you for that.
Are you helping the meows?
FindMyAdventure – Tap and Travel
Whether you want to explore adventures in Karachi, plan a trip to feel the serenity of Islamabad or have the urge to discover snorkelling, FindMyAdventure.pk is your perfect travel planner. If you don’t have your friends to join, then you need not worry because they can arrange like-minded individuals to make the travel fun for you.
This venture is the passion of five individuals who left their jobs to create a trusted travel platform that connects the fascinating landscapes and the vibrant culture of Pakistan. Founded in 2016, the platform has grown big with word of mouth advertising and easy access to travel.
Umang – A Mental Health Helpline
When you’re physically ill, people can point it out and ask about the illness but the person who’s fighting mental depression is hard to spot. Umang is a 24/7 mental health helpline service that caters to the mental well being of the people of Pakistan.
From mental wellness to eradicating social media addiction, this platform helps to fight depression through therapy sessions and talking to people.
The best thing?
They keep it all-natural and don’t give you any medicines to recover. Instead, they have kept the process free of cost so anybody can hop in and get their mental stress sorted.
Hysab Kytab – Smart Money Management
Got salary in my account, Hurrahh!
After some days…
Salary ends, but where?
“Mai ne tw itna kharcha nahi kia” (I haven’t spent that enough)
If you can relate to this problem then you definitely need this app Hysab Kytab. The best solution to keep track of all your finances and let you save your money so you can reach your ultimate money-making goals. If you have more than one bank account, you can also add it to the app and track your spending.
Your salary is important because if you won’t do that, you will keep on spending only rather than saving. Problem solved?
Thank you Hysab Kytab!
Car First – Sell Used Cars Fast in Pakistan
Car First is Pakistan’s first automated sales platform for car dealers. Whether you want to sell your used car or buy one, you can get it done via the platform. They provide you with a secure, convenient and hassle-free process to make buying and selling easy and beneficial for those who choose them.
Book an inspection with them and their professionals will give you a fair rate for your car and will help you to sell it immediately. Their sale centres are in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and Faisalabad.
Some Other Pakistani Startups
Get a bunch of envelopes printed with your name, beautifully designed and customized specifically to you at a cheap cost. By having the envelopes in your hand, you won’t have to write your name on each individually because the package comes pre-written. They are making wedding rituals easy for you, isn’t it?
Meem – Wear your Culture
It’s a one-stop shop for getting all the traditional and fashion products. You can hire them to design your custom crafts such as cups, trays, wall clocks, wall-mounts and much more. The designer Madiha puts her best in the crafts she made and her designs speak themselves.
The Citizen Portal
Citizen Portal is the complaint centre for the people of Pakistan where they can sign up and lodge their complaints. From complaints about the sewage water overflowing the road to the government officers taking bribes or the trash overloading the streets, you only need to sign up with your CNIC and register your complaints. However, the app has mixed reviews, you can read some good reviews here.
To Wrap It Up
These Pakistani startups deserve a shout-out because of their idea to help people through technology. I wish them all the best and advice all fellow Pakistani to learn from them and the startup nation to stand ahead in the thriving competition. Those candidates anticipating their 10th class result will receive their results on this page as soon as it is being officially announced by BISE Boards.
With these resources in mind, you don’t need to spend hours doing the mundane chores as they are making our lives easy with a click, click and click.
If you think I have missed your favorite startup, contribute to this blog by adding it in the comments below.
Well, which one is your favorite Pakistani startup from the list above?
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