A list of 100 most influential women of 2020 has been released by BBC and Pakistani star Mahira Khan, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar are featured in it.
According to the report, while releasing the names the outlet said, “In a year of incredible change, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the female leaders who have helped us weather the storm.”
The reason for selecting Mahira Khan as per the outlet is that she “speaks up about the causes and issues that matter to encourage change.”
The outlet said, “Khan is no ordinary actor – she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams and supports the fight against racism.”
Adding she, “tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV.”
“She’s been a firm favorite with audiences ever since starting out as an MTV video jockey (VJ) in 2006. Khan is also a devoted mother to her 11-year-old son.”
Regarding Dr. Sania Nishtar the outlet said that she is featured in the list for her work and contribution to poverty alleviation, global health, and development.