Sharmeen Obaid crowned with another first, becomes first Pakistani to win coveted Eliasson Leadership Prize

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy a name synonymous with excellence and Pakistan, yet again wins laurels for the nation for 200 million plus when she was bestowed with the coveted Eliasson Leadership Prize 2018.

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The Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, named in honor of Jan Eliasson one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era, is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, optimistic, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication.

Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a secret ballot of a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.

The universally acclaimed, revered and accomplished former oscar award winner was chosen from among 825 nominees from 130 countries from varying occupations, positions, and causes.

The jury praised her increasingly persistent and effective leadership quality which not only changed minds and perspectives through filmmaking but also helped change realities and perceptions which ate away at her country’s roots.

“I am honored to receive the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize at a time when holding up a mirror to society comes with a heavy price. With colleagues being jailed and killed around the world for simply speaking the truth, we need to have the courage to persevere. I remain committed to telling difficult stories in the hope that the conversations they spark will change the way we all see the world,” stated Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on winning.

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“I am honored to receive the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize at a time when holding up a mirror to society comes with a heavy price. With colleagues being jailed and killed around the world for simply speaking the truth, we need to have the courage to persevere. I remain committed to telling difficult stories in the hope that the conversations they spark will change the way we all see the world.” The Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, named in honor of Jan Eliasson one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era, is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, optimistic, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication. #globalleadership #optimism #leadershipprize #greatleaders #changingtheworld

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The writer tweets @MuhammadAliAzlan

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