NYT ranks Maryam Nawaz among world's 11 powerful women

Published: December 18, 2017
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Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was named among eleven powerful women of the world on Sunday in a 2017 ranking issued by the New York Times.

According to NYT, Maryam is the most courageous and most powerful woman of Pakistan. “Maryam is the most suitable heir to the political empire that her father and ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has built.” However, the foreign media outlet said corruption charges against her and her family are clouding her rapid rise

“She had recently emerged as the right hand of her father Nawaz Sharif,” the Times report says.

The other women on the list are , Manal al-Sharif of Saudi Arabia, Emma Morano, Margot Wallstrom (Sweden), Henda Ayari, Olive Yang, Asli Erdogan, Letizia Battaglia, Sinta Nuriyah, Yu Xiuhua and Alice Schwarzer.

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  • Abrar R
    Dec 18, 2017 - 9:57AM

    Roberti global doing what its paid for. Powerful woman? Without an office of power or any substantial credentials. Good on u NYT.Recommend

  • majid udhi
    Dec 18, 2017 - 10:56AM

    paid lobby news itemRecommend

  • Murtaza Sikander Khan
    Dec 18, 2017 - 11:43AM

    Yeah … the wife of Pablo Escobar was also very courageous and powerful.Recommend

  • bashir gul
    Dec 18, 2017 - 11:51AM

    @Abrar R:
    You hit the nail on its head. You just missed “she is from a corrupt, disgraced, Sharif Family.”. Just like Isak Dar-ling paid to get his picture on the front page of an Asian Magazine.Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Dec 18, 2017 - 12:44PM

    Not a fan or voter of PMLN,still have great respect for this lady for standing up tall against the tyrants and anti-democratic forces.Kudos to the brave lady . .Recommend

  • AQ
    Dec 18, 2017 - 1:52PM

    So this is how the US lobby wanted to uplift the criminal family once more to obey their wishes, this is just a bit of support from them to US-India friend Nawaz Recommend

  • Muhammad Waheed
    Dec 18, 2017 - 2:28PM

    She is the most brave lady. And the ppl of Pakistan will see her as a leader soon. Recommend

  • Asif
    Dec 18, 2017 - 3:31PM

    What exactly do you think a Jewish owned and Jewish ran newspaper trying to do? By having her at the helm what do you think they are trying to accomplish?Recommend

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