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


  • But Madam Ne Womens Rights K Liye Bhi Kuch Nahi Kiya Aj tak :
    Jo Kia PAPA K Liye Kiya tha :p

    • ZAB

      Papa k liye nahi Paapi k liye.

      • Ali Salman

        Ghar par aap ki ammi tou hongi?

        • ZAB

          yar tu phir agaya apni dihariyaan laganay? beech main kisi aur website pe kaam kar raha tha?

    • Ali Salman

      Aap jaisay hain ny “WOMENS” ki izzat karnay walay..kuch krnay ki kiya zarorat ha.

      • Ha Jaise K Hum Ne WiKI Leaks Ki Tarha Inko Leaks Kar Diya :)

    • Kevin Khan

      Got to admit. She is gorgeous.

  • _gm

    It’s not a most powerful list, it’s most INTERESTING women list. please correct your title :)

    • JJ.

      “11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017”

      This is the post title by The New York Times. Please verify before you criticize someone.

    • It’s PowerFul (Q?K Kisi Ka Bhi DAD Itna PowerFul Nahi)
      Jab Itna PowerFul to Beti Bhi Hogi na

    • ProResponse

      You high bro? @disqus_3xyXRNakH1:disqus

  • Xainadi

    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

    • Ali Salman

      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.

      • Xainadi

        Jitna mazri defend kar lo bhai…apko Mayfair mai flat nai milna … :D

  • Xahid

    She is powerful because of her Papa’s Party, otherwise she is Zero!

    • U Mean (Papa Ki Princes & Enjoye on Papa Ki Income)

      • Xahid

        Not only Income, Enjoying also on OutCome :)

    • Ali Salman

      LOL… dont be so stressed, chill.

  • Emraan Hashmi

    Is List Mein Abdul Wahab Ka Naam Q Nahin Hai ? Woh Bhi Hona Chahiye :-X

    • Meri Kiya BIWI Lagti hai Maryam Nawaz :p Jo Naam Hoga

      • Ali Salman

        Biwi wo kisi aur ki ha..aap ki tou shakal he nahe na auqat :)

        Mind nahe karna, Mariam, uskay husband ya bachon ny parha to aap ki post unko bhe buri lagay gi

        • Xainadi

          Ali Salman lagta hai Maryam Nawaz ki pic dekh k lagata hai

    • M. Najam Saeed

      You beat me to that.

      Propakistani ki Abdul WAHAB ka naam bhi dalo is list main warna hum bhi tehreek chalain gay.

  • Ali

    hahahahahahahahaha!

  • RealPatriot

    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

    • FuriousNinja

      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.

    • Ali Salman

      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.

  • Why top 11? Usually it is top 10 or top 5. Is it an attempt to include daughter of the incompetent prime minister in the list? INTERESTING!!!!

  • PK Ho Kiya :)

  • RealPatriot

    hi