Farzana Yaqoob (Pakistan 2016)
“That is what we are working towards – building trust.”
As the former Minister for Social Welfare & Women’s Development in the State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Farzana Yaqoob represented the needs of women and children. In 2017, she founded the Asia Institute for Public Policy, a think tank that through its “Futures Index” polls the public on social, economic, environmental and political issues with the goal of offering this information to government policy makers.
The think tank is regionally focused to the countries of South Asia, and seeks to overcome cross-border challenges.
Additionally, she is involved in establishing a scholarship fund at Harvard University in the name of Benazir Bhutto, a former Pakistani Prime Minister who was assassinated in 2007.