Actress Mahira Khan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Sania Nishtar, are both on the BBC’s list of the 100 most influential women for 2020.
The BBC stated that Mahira Khan is one the 100 most influential women of the year because “Khan is no ordinary actress – she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams and supports the fight against racism,”. The BBC also appreciated her work as a UN Goodwill ambassador
Mahira Khan has stated that she is honoured to be included in this list .
One slot on the list has been left blank by the BBC has a tribute to all those women across the world who have extended their support to others during the COVID-19 pandemic.