NY Times Lists Maryam Nawaz Among 11 Powerful Women in the World

The daughter of three-time Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was named among 11 powerful women of the world in an article by New York Times.

The newspaper highlights the uprising political figure as one of the most courageous, determinant and powerful woman of Pakistan. It further mentioned that Maryam is the most suitable successor to the political empire that her father and disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif has constructed. However, the newspaper feared that the corruption references on the Sharif family could influence her popularity among the natives.

Recently, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif from office as leader of the country’s government. The ruling came after months of hearings in a case instigated by the “Panama Papers” leaks, related to alleged corruption during his previous two terms in office. The court removed Sharif on the grounds that he lied about his assets during a corruption probe.

Read More: PM Nawaz Sharif Disqualified for Life

While placing Maryam Nawaz at 11th position in the list, Kyle Crichton of NYTimes said:

She had recently emerged as the right hand of her father, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But corruption charges are clouding her rapid rise.

He said:

Since its inception in 2002, the Saturday Profile has aimed to bring to readers of The New York Times people around the world they probably have never heard of, but who have led interesting lives and done extraordinary things, or perhaps recently gone through a remarkable experience.

The report also mentioned Saudi Arabia’s Manal al-Sharif on the list. Manal is an activist for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. According to the report, Manal al-Sharif is best known for challenging laws and mores that keep women down in her native country.

Via NYTimes

  • O Crap…what are her achievements? No one wants his/her daughter to be like her otherwise wo b bhari jawani mai bhaag jaye gi :D

    • After all it is men’s society, no one talks about Teren White who is declared to daughter of Imran Niazi, no one discusses character of a “rangeen mizaj” admi.

      No one knew this about Mariam but when PTI got into politics this was a story Pakistanis never heard before was produced, daughter of Prime Minister ran away from Prime Minister House..can a sensible person believe this.

  • What powerful? Other than shamelessly defending her own and her complete family looted wealth with full besharmi on her credit, What else she had done for the country or its people.
    Instead of being declared as most powerful the more appropriate would have been “MOST SHAMELESS” women of 2017. Despite being clearly declared by the Supreme court as thugs and looters, she is profusely defending her shameless Sharif Family and maligning Courts and Army with the help of her Indian media cell. People like her should be thrown in prison without any mercy. As far as American Media is concerned every person who is against ISLAM, PAKISTAN and PAK ARMY are best suited tor them like Malala, Sharmeen Obaid and many more

    • There’s always an agenda involve when some Western article mentions individuals like this.

      A sane, logical and law abiding citizen can see through her farce and the lies she uses to cover up the corrupted (nature?) she and her father possesses.

    • Don’t worry, you will spit on this supreme court if any judgment comes against your favorites in future. PCO judges can’t be ethical.

      Pakistan army generals have a history, all those who get a steady and fast promotion are qualified from UK/US war colleges.

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