Leading British broadcaster British Broadcasting (BBC) has released a list of 100 most influential women in the world this year, including two Pakistani women. Mahira Khan and Sania Nishtar are among the 100 most inspiring women in the world
The women on the list have been selected from different fields. This year, women have been divided into 4 main categories such as knowledge, creativity, identity and leadership.
The list of 100 most influential women in Europe ranges from the youngest female Prime Minister of Finland to former Bangladeshi prostitute and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan to India’s veteran leader Balqis Bano.
The purpose of this list is to recognize the services of women in different countries of the world who are working for social change, women’s protection and an ideal society.
The BBC publishes the list every year. Last year, only one Pakistani woman, Balochistan human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider, was included in the list.
This year, the list of the world’s 100 most influential women includes Pakistani actress and UN (UN) Ambassador for Goodwill Mahira Khan and Dr. Sania Nishtar, head of the government’s poverty alleviation program in Pakistan.
While only two women from Pakistan have been added to the list, four women from India have been added, including an elderly Muslim woman, Bilquis Bano, who is known as a protest leader.
Similarly, a musician, an athlete and an environmental activist from India have also been included in the list.
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This year, as every year, more women from the US and UK have been selected in the list, while 2 women from Bangladesh have also been included in the list this year.
The list also includes Reena Akhtar, a former sex worker from Bangladesh, who provided rations and food to 400 families of prostitutes during the Corona epidemic.
Similarly, one teacher from Bangladesh has also been included in the list, two women from Afghanistan and Iran have also been included in the list.
The list also includes women from the Middle East, Syria, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Morocco. However, no women from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain were included in the list.
The list also includes Sanaa Marin, the youngest female Prime Minister of the European country Funland.