Abdul Sattar Edhi.–Photo by Dawn

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.

Sherry Rehman.–Photo by APP

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.

Updated Sep 04, 2012 09:04pm

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Sep 07, 2012 04:24am
ali gul pir and faris shafi if u ask me
Sep 08, 2012 12:00pm
I wish they should also make a list of 100 prominent corrupt politicians also
Sep 05, 2012 05:15pm
Undoubtedly Abdul Sattar Edi is No.1 amongst prominent pakistanies.
Sep 05, 2012 01:15pm
lol why is sherry rehman included just so that we that we have 100 people...thats the only reason i can think, there should be people like mustafa kamal genuine and honest people not tolas like sherry and others
Sep 06, 2012 12:40am
(1) Edhi (2) Imran Khan (3) Ibrar-ul-Haq. I cant think of anyone else.
Allaisa Xuver
Sep 05, 2012 11:02pm
I vote for President Zardari to be the no one, Musharaff No 2, Shariff No 3. Edhi no 100!
Mohdudul Huq
Sep 07, 2012 02:55pm
We need to identify top 100 most corrupted politicians in Pakistan need to be tried in Public court. and save the nation.
Sep 06, 2012 09:46am
you mean the water-fraud-car, right?
Sep 05, 2012 07:15pm
Thats cuz sherry rahman is part of the government thats in power, and power rules in Pakistan. We are a disgraced country unfortunately.
Sep 06, 2012 04:25am
Nobody in this country is as prominent as Zardari.
Sep 06, 2012 01:24am
sherry rehman at least talks about the extremists in our society including the ones who dislike minorities, 99.9 % of people do not, who are spineless and scared..which includes majority of so called men in the country..
Sep 05, 2012 01:49pm
From Khan to Dragon James Caan. Dear DAWN staff reporter, please try to provide full news with introduction of the people who are behind such work. There should have been some Caan's introduction. At the same time he is not so credible anyway to look make a news about him. Please try to stay away from such news. AK
Sep 05, 2012 07:16pm
Absolutely....the list should only contain EDHI's name, not even Imran Khan as he has not been tested yet. But then again, he has the Cancer hospital to show for himself. Long live Edhi saab.
Sep 05, 2012 10:31pm
Imran khan leads from the front mashallah ,,,,,,,, A proud moment for every PAKISTANI !!!!!!
Saad (DXB)
Sep 05, 2012 02:15pm
I personally like Mustafa Kamal, but just like Azeem Tariq, Ishtiaq Azhar and Imran Farooq, his wings too, have been clipped by his boss who is highly insecure a person and can not see anyone from his party gaining popularity
Sep 07, 2012 04:18am
WE have to nominate? How do WE do that when WE dont even know that this is happening or has happened? Ok, now since WE know it is happening, how do WE nominate???
Sep 05, 2012 07:56pm
MR Edhi stands tallest in the group, I must admit I have not heard of Mona Kasuri or Seema Aziz. Rashid Rana or Farrokh. Sheryy Rehman should not have even have been given a place in this group and Carter Anderson probably does not know that the the most influential person in Pakistan is the local SHO.
Azhar Zaidi
Sep 06, 2012 02:22am
Mustafa Kamal must be second only after Janaab Abdul Sattar Edhi. Else, this is a scam.
Sep 07, 2012 04:20am
I guess it will be a shame to leave out Gen. Kiani and Lt.Gen. A.S. Pasha out of the list. Even Times and Forbes certified them as influential and powerful.
Sep 06, 2012 03:51am
name all seculars
Sep 05, 2012 01:35pm
What a comparison ........Abdul Sattar Edhi verses Sherry Rehman. never judge a book by its cover
Sep 06, 2012 09:53am
Sherry is the AMBASSADOR in US, nothing to doubt why she's included :)
Mohammad Ali Gaad
Sep 05, 2012 04:52pm
Please don't add corrupt politicians.Add pious like Mr.Edhi This award should be indeed dedicate to those who have served others.
shahzad khan adam khel afridi
Sep 06, 2012 05:25pm
The author concern should have mentioned one more name and that is shahid khan afridi
Sep 06, 2012 05:27am
SR even does not belong to the bottom 100.
Sep 05, 2012 11:42pm
I would like to present my name for the future top 100 of Pakistan.
Sep 06, 2012 06:37pm
If the only thing you know about sherry rehman is that she is an ambassador to the US then its very sad you dont know about one of the bravest progressive ladies of Pakistan. She has fought for women and minority rights when most men are too scared to. Kindly do some research :)
Taimur A. Khan
Sep 05, 2012 04:09pm
Does Ansar Burney figure out? He has consistently made phenomenal contributions, without harboring any political aspirations!
Sep 05, 2012 04:18pm
sherry rehman ?? no way!
Sep 07, 2012 08:54pm
Please include Agha Waqar! The biggest fraudia of Pakistan.
Sep 10, 2012 08:00am
where do i find the remaining people on the '100' list?
Sep 06, 2012 09:56am
good one
Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 05, 2012 02:32pm
Khan: My friend, faviouritism plays a vital role in pakistan - one should know how and who to butter
Karachi Wala
Sep 05, 2012 01:03pm
Abdul Sattar Edhi #1 all the way.
kishore kumar
Sep 06, 2012 02:39am
why not aq khan and Adeb rizvi
Sep 06, 2012 01:11am
I think so Mustafa kamal is genious dont know about his honesty but Sherry is much well known in international circles for raising her voice against the womans right and ammendment in blasphemy law so please do research before giving any comments
Sep 06, 2012 08:15am
after sir abul satar edhi there should be the name of ansar burney sir on top
Sep 06, 2012 12:45am
I think the next study should identify the 100 most destructive Pakistanis. That list should not be difficult to generate. Although a lot of individuals would remain annonymous.
Sep 07, 2012 04:29am
Soon to become PM of Pakistan. Then soon to become another condemned politician who did as many bad jobs as the good jobs. His supporters will see the good side only and his critics will see the bad side. So, one more so many politicians out there. Who told him to enter politics by the way? Poor Imran Khan.
The Legend
Sep 07, 2012 05:31am
Karachi is no doubt mini Pakistan but not the whole Pakistan
Sep 06, 2012 09:41am
All Fake
.. critic ..
Sep 06, 2012 05:28am
zardari ? not influential ?!!? :)
Sep 06, 2012 12:02pm
Remember you have to nominate for them to get recognised. It shows how the world is seeing Pakistan as a massive potential pool of achievers and getting out of the mis conceptions about pakistan
Karachi Wala
Sep 05, 2012 03:22pm
I hope they did not forget Agha Waqar? the inventor of water cars.
dr vimal raina
Sep 12, 2012 01:40pm
I believe Mullah Omar and Al-Zawahiri should also make this list. They have been long enough in Pakistan to be their citizens.