LAHORE: Carter-Anderson, the publishers and editors of the Global Power 100, have announced the launch of the Pakistan Power 100, a unique ranking of the most influential and successful Pakistanis across the globe.
A press release said on Tuesday over 33,000 nominations were received online, identifying prominent and successful Pakistanis from all walks of life, including business, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, popular arts and culture in October 2010.
The four most nominated people in each category are automatically included in the final list. All other nominees in each category will be short-listed by a panel of judges led by Dragon James Caan.
The nominees include Abdul Sattar Edhi, Imran Khan, Syed Babar Ali, Mian Mohammad Mansha, Sherry Rehman, Mona Kasuri, Seema Aziz, Monis Rahman, Rashid Rana, Tehmina Durrani, Farrokh Captain and others. Alongside honouring the 100 most-influential Pakistani men and women, the nomination committee will also be presenting special awards to 15 of the most outstanding achievers of the past year.
These include the Lifetime Achievement Award for Mr Edhi for his lifelong commitment to bettering the lives of all Pakistanis, the 100 Global Ambassadors Award to socially conscious rock star-turned-activist Salman Ahmad, the Public Sector Award to Roshaneh Zafar for her outstanding contributions to microfinance in Pakistan and the International Leadership Award to Imran Khan.
The final list will be revealed at an event to be held in London on Sept 29.
In addition, Carter Anderson will also be publishing several concomitant and supplementary lists, including the Pakistan Power 100 Women, which ranks the most influential women in Pakistan, the Pakistan Past 50 list of influential Pakistanis from history, and the Pakistan Future 50, which will rank the top 50 upcoming young professionals making waves in the country today.