OCCUPATION: Talk-show host in Pakistan
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Openly bisexual, coquettish drag-queen host of the Late Night Show With Begum Nawazish Ali, who busts social taboos as she interviews Pakistan's rich and famous, airing controversial political and sexual issues in a highly conservative society.
CON: Saleem walks a fine line, and knows she must keep her commentary within palatable limits. A slight shift in Pakistan's political winds could put an end to the surprising tolerance of powerful fundamentalist clerics and military brass that has kept her show on the air.
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