With all of negative press going around for Pakistan, it is always great to hear some one not say Pakistan and Terrorism in one sentence. Last week Monis Rehman founder of Rozee.pk was featured both on Forbes and Business Insider . Rozee.pk is the most visited website in Pakistan as well as the largest job portal.
Some excerpts from both news sites, go over the source link to read the details. Any good press is welcome, thank you Monis.
Rahman, who worked in Silicon Valley before moving back to Pakistan because it was cheaper to get started, started out building a dating/matchmaking site, and built a quick and dirty job board on the side to bring in some revenue. The job board exploded and now he’s focusing on it.
Four years ago Rahman, a serial entrepreneur, launched Rozee.pk, now Pakistan’s largest jobs website, with 500,000 unique visitors a month. While Rahman was raising money in 2007, terrorists bombed the homecoming procession of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The Pakistani government subsequently suspended its constitution and declared a state of emergency. (A gunman assassinated Bhutto the following month.) When one of Rahman’s potential investors called to express his firm’s misgivings, Rahman e-mailed him a “Top Ten Reasons to Invest” list. Reason number nine was: “‘We’re headquartered in Lahore, where there haven’t been any blasts,'” he recalls. “Then I pressed ‘send.’ The next day in Lahore, the high court was bombed.”