Spectacular Feat Of Mehranian In World Merit’s International Competition

25/07/2015 - 4:54pm

World Merit is a global network of young global citizens. They offer opportunities for people who deserve them and aim to build confidence and skills and have the upcoming generation raise their aspirations to reaching their full potential and tackling global issues together. This year, World Merit organized an International competition/ International Challenge. The Theme of the competition/Challenge was I am a Mover, Shaker and Change-maker. Engr.Muhammad Zakir Shaikh ; Research Associate and Post-graduate student of MUET participated in this tough international challenge. The competition was divided in to two phases. The first phase was of Voting and second phase was of Interview.

It is a matter of immense pleasure that he was only one from all the participants who showed his country’s flag in this Competition. Thus he proved to be a lead aspirant and a nation’s pride.


The voting started from May 8th, 2015. Muhammad Zakir Shaikh took part 6 days later on 14th July in the evening. The voting closed on 31st of May. It is worth-mentioning that he got 1557 number of votes .Although he took part in the competition 6 days later Yet, He got 1st Position in Pakistan and stood second globally in the number of voting.

The above list shows the top 10 from the Contest of I am a Mover, Shaker and Change-maker.


Everyone showed their capability of mobilising youth around the world and expanding their reach. World Merit has been amazed with the amount of votes they have been able to get and with the incredible amount of great entries.

The top 10 people selected were then gone through a rigorous interviewing stage in order to find out more about their actions of merit and the social impact they are making.


On June 5th, World Merit announced the result with the following words:

“Our May challenge has ended and after interviewing the top 10 and hours of debating, we have decided that Muhammad Zakir Shaikh is one of the 2 winners! He will be representing World Merit at the Nexus Global Youth Summit and joining World Merit's Annual Gathering WMAGINE in New York and Washington this July! CONGRATULATIONS!”

It is a matter of immense pleasure that both the winners are from Pakistan. One is Muhammad Zakir Shaikh (Research Associate and Post-graduate student of MUET) and another winner is Aqib Malik; student of Ripah International University.


As a reward of winning the competition, Muhammad Zakir  is honored to get selected to attend the World Merit Annual Gathering and NEXUS GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT to be held this July in parts of Washington D.C. and New York City including United Nations headquarters where he will represent not just Pakistan and it's people but every human who is trying to make this world a better place ! In addition to this, Muhammad Zakir Shaikh will also be delivering presentation/speech over there. It’s indeed a moment of great happiness and pride for Mehran University as well as for entire country Pakistan.

World Merit Annual Gathering (WMAGINE) is a small conference for young global citizens and is set to happen in July 18th-21st, 2015 in Washington D.C.  WMAGINE focuses on global citizenship and will include a number of workshops and talks from guest speakers. WMAGINE is organised by World Merit, in partnership with BOMA Investments.

Following WMAGINE, Muhammad Zakir has been selected to attend the Nexus Global Youth Summit in the United Nations Headquarters, New York City, taking place from July 22nd-25th. The 5th annual event will gather young people from more than 70 countries featuring global conversation about next generation philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

Muhammad Zakir was selected over competitive applications and clearly stood out among the current active members of the World Merit community. He has proven to be an outstanding global citizen and ambassador of World Merit.

After the victory, while addressing, Muhammad Zakir Shaikh said:

I am Thankful to all of you for voting and supporting me. It is a cause of exhilarating happiness that i have succeeded in the International Competition of World Merit. To represent Pakistan at an International Level, to do something great and noble for my country in particular and for the world in general and to serve the humanity has always been my passion and dream. I hope i will fulfill the expectations that you have from me. I strongly emphasize on what Doug Firebaugh said: “Everyday do something great that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." ”
Once again i am thankful to all of you for your prayers and support.
May ALLAH bestow upon all of you His infinite blessings .Aameen

Mehranians as well as all Pakistani’s are proud of Zakir and wish him best of Luck.