Two Pakistani fulgurating women are ready to glow on the international spectrum, and undoubtedly pleasing moments for the nation. Mahira Khan & Sania Nishtar Featured on BBC’s 100 Inspiring Women 2020 List.
Moreover, this year, 100 Women is bringing to the fore, they are the ladies who influence during these choppy times. And Mahira Khan and Sania Nishtar are among the red-letters. Pakistani celebrity Mahira Khan and Sania Nishtar are a part of it. In a year of incredible change, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the female leaders who have helped us weather the storm.
Mahira Khan & Sania Nishtar Featured on BBC’s 100 Inspiring Women 2020 List
The list entails of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020 and representing Pakistan on the list is actor Mahira Khan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Sania Nishtar. Sania has been featured under the knowledge category and Mahira under creative.
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Sania Nishtar flings back on the announcement
“truly honoured to be on the list of BBC 100 women who have made a difference in 2020!”
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) November 24, 2020
Mahira Khan hurls back
Mahira said, “I am honored.”
Mahira and Sania are in the stellar company of 98 other accomplished women, including Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government; Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films; Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine; and Jane Fonda, a climate activist, and actress.
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Also featured on the list are Bilkis from India who, at 82, was part of a group of women who peacefully griped against a contentious citizenship law; and Syrian plant virologist Safaa Kumari, who after discovering seeds that could safeguard food security in Syria, risked her life to rescue them from Aleppo.
Afghanistan’s Laleh Osmany, the activist who started the WhereIsMyName campaign, is also featured. This year, after a three-year fight, the Afghan government arranged to record women’s names on national ID cards and their children’s birth certificates.
One name on the 100 Women list has been left blank as a tribute “in an extraordinary year when countless women around the world have made sacrifices to help others”.
“Though BBC 100 Women cannot name every woman across the globe who has contributed, this space is designed to allow you to think of the people who have had an impact on you, throughout 2020.”
We would throw bouquets at the duo gleaming female stars of Pakistan for crowning glories.