Bilal Lakhani, a PR industry veteran, became the first Pakistani to win the ‘PR 40 Under 40 Award’ by PRWeek, a trade magazine that covers the public relations industry.
“Just heard news that I’ve won the PR 40 Under 40 Award by PR Week, becoming the first & only Pakistani to win a PR 40 under 40 award, one of the highest honors in the industry,” Bilal said in a tweet from his official handle.
PR 40 under 40 recognises individuals who are redefining the role of communications, PR and marketing.
For over a decade, Bilal has played key roles in designing and executing communication strategies for prominent multinational corporations.
Moreover, Bilal is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to The Express Tribune.
“What I’m most grateful for is that I started my Communications career in Karachi, Pakistan and won this honour in New York City today. Kinda overwhelmed at the moment. PR 40 under 40 recognizes individuals who are redefining the role of communications, PR and marketing,” Bilal said in a follow-up tweet.
Planning Minister Asad Umar in a tweet congratulated Bilal saying youngsters like him showed that “Pakistanis can compete with the best”.
PTI Senator Fasial Javed Khan also felicitated him for winning the prestigious award.
“Congratulations to Bilal Lakhani upon becoming first Pakistani to win PR 40 under 40 award,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.