WEB DESK: Two Pakistanis have made it to the 100 inspirational women 2015 list compiled by BBC.
Ayesha Ishtiaq and Muniba Mazari are the two influential women from Pakistan. The list included Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar and tennis star Sania Mirza.
“Ayesha is a Grade 12 student from Islamabad who is passionate about tackling the sexism she sees in her society.
She conducts feminist and human rights talks with friends and plans to study journalism or women’s studies in the US before returning to Pakistan to help others.
Ayesha appears in our ‘Good girl’ film-makers strand,” BBC states.
Muniba, 28, is an artist and anchorwoman, ‘who lost the use of her legs in a car accident seven and a half years ago, is Pakistan’s first wheelchair-bound model and the first wheelchair-bound anchor working for the country’s state channel.
She began painting while still in hospital and hopes to spread the message of hope through her work.’