Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Abida Parveen have been featured on the ‘World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims’ list 2017.
Published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the list includes Muslims from across the globe, who have been recognised for their work. While late Abdul Sattar Edhi’s name appeared under obituaries and given recognitio for his charitable deeds, his wife Bilquis Edhi was also featured on the list, for her philanthropy and charity work.
The list featured over 30 Muslims from Pakistan, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir, child activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai, Maulana Tariq Jameel and Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Meawhile, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, His Royal Highness Shah Karim Al Hussayni The Aga Khan, Amir of Tablighi Jamaat Pakistan Hajji Mohammed Abdul Wahhab and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani were among the top 50 Muslims on the list.
The ‘final 450’ were recognised for their contribution in 13 categories including, philanthropy, charity, politics, arts and culture, science and technology and administration of religious affairs.