Sania Nishtar appointed special advisor to PM Imran
Dr Sania will be considered equivalent to a federal minister, the notification added.
She is also the chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
Sania Nishtar is a Pakistani cardiologist, author and activist who has served as an interim federal cabinet in 2013 where she oversaw public health, education and science.
Currently, the Peshawar-born co-chairs WHO’s High-Level Commission on Non-communicable diseases along with the Presidents of Uruguay, Finland and Sri-Lanka.
She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the future of healthcare.