Hasina 30th most powerful woman on Forbes list

The Daily Star November 03, 2017

Hasina 30th most powerful woman on Forbes list

Unb, Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 30th on this year’s Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

The magazine’s another list of the World’s 22 Most Powerful Women in Politics has put Hasina in the 9th place for her political achievements.

In stark contrast to Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, the “lady of Dhaka” has promised aid to Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, allotting 2,000 acres of land in Bangladesh for them, reported Forbes on Wednesday.

It said Hasina is “proud to bear the bulk of the cost” of the relocation of these refugees to her country. This includes issuing identification cards and providing childhood immunisations.

German Chancellor Angela Markel, who topped the list of 100 Most Powerful Women last year, held the position after winning the election this year.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the 2nd position, while Melinda Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is the third most powerful woman in the world.

Hillary Clinton, ranked 2nd last year, slid 63 places on this year’s list after her defeat to Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

According to Forbes, this year’s top women in politics are at the forefront of efforts to reshape and retain global alliances.

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