Nation’s sweetheart Momina Mushtehsan has added an illustrious feather to her cap, by making Pakistan proud globally. The Coke Studio famed singer has made it to BBC’s annual list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017. The 25-year-old talented musician is sharing the spot with another Pakistani Resham Khan, who survived an acid attack in London this year.
Momina, rose to instant fame with her rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali’s Afreen Afreen with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Coke Studio Season 9, since then there is no looking back. Whatever our golden girl touches, goes viral. Whether she decides to hum Qaseeda Burda Shareef for Ramazan transmission or her patriotic jazba when she performed live in the air on a Islamabad bound PIA flight to celebrate 70 glorious years of Pakistan with fellow passengers, she is everywhere and we just can’t get enough of our fav celebrity.
Our favourite it girl’s picture shines brightly on the BBC website, officially describing her as a musician featuring a quote from her that reads, “The quote that helped me the most with my life was: It only gets better when you get better. Would you believe I found this in the inside a New York takeaway fortune cookie when I was binge-eating my way through depression? That woke me up.”
“Momina is an engineer, mathematician, musician, and an ambassador for a cricket team in Islamabad” is how the website described her.
With a picture of Resham prior to the injuries, her BBC facewall reads, “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it – John Maxwell”. And the website reads, “Resham Khan is a student from Manchester who has refused to hide away from the world when it has seemed the scariest”.
Both women featured on BBC list have fought their own battles and emerged as real victors. The list also includes big names like include NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, England footballer Steph Houghton, and Liberian President Ellen John son Sirleaf.