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GIK student, Adeel Shaffi in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’


Adeel Shaffi, a graduate of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has been listed in the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that he was delighted to receive the news about Mr. Adeel’s inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30. “We are proud of his achievement. Our alumni are true ambassadors of GIK Institute, not only in Pakistan but across the world,” he said.


Adeel graduated from the Faculty of Computer Systems Engineering in 2010. During his study, he was an active member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Netronix and Society for the Promotion of Higher Education in Pakistan (SOPHEP). He was well-known among the student community due to his entrepreneurial spirit.

In the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for 2018, he was featured in the e-Commerce and Retail category for his contributions at PrinceOye, a shopping intelligence startup that changes the way Pakistanis buy and sell products and services online.


Mr. Adeel said that eCommerce is growing at high speed in Pakistan. The market is worth approximately $1bn today, and is predicted by eCommerce experts to grow to $1.5bn by 2020. helps online consumers make better buying decisions. It compares both prices and customer experiences from trusted online stores, facilitating the discovery of lowest prices, fastest delivery times, and compatible payment methods. Displaying all relevant information required by consumers they would no longer need to visit several online stores to make up their mind.


Starting with the most popular eCommerce category i.e. mobile phones from brands like Apple, Samsung and Huawei, will be expanding to cover all products and services sold online. 


He said that GIK played a big role in enabling him to reach the milestone. “I want to take this moment to thank my teachers, alumni and the entire GIK community for their valuable encouragement and support without which, it would have not been possible for me to achieve this landmark at such in young age,” he concluded.


Date: 27th April, 2018