Moment of pride for Pakistan as the Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared “Man of the Year” in the list of 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2020.
According to the details, the list of influential Muslims (2020 ) from all over the world has been announced, (The Muslim 500, a Jordan based publication).
While US Congresswoman Rashida Talib has been declared ‘Woman of the Year’.
Imran Khan became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018 after 22 years devoted to building an opposition political party committed to reform; confronting Pakistan’s civilian political establishment over the issue of embedded corruption and mismanagement.
This and his other accomplishments are detailed in the biography that accompanies his ranking (Number 16) in this, the latest edition of The Muslim 500.
Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996 and serves as the party’s national leader.
By winning a seat in the National Assembly in 2002, he served as an opposition member from Mianwali until 2007.
The editor of the magazine wrote:
“This is Imran Khan’s great dilemma—how do you make a much desired lasting peace with a nation governed by those who have neither interest nor need to make a lasting peace with Pakistan, and against whom any form of war would be hopeless. The answer would seem that Imran Khan’s efforts must now focus on mobilizing global opinion, to turn an RSS-led India a global pariah. With his impressive column in the New York Times and the sudden burst of public activity by some of Imran Khan’s touring ministers and ambassadors in America, Europe and perhaps in Asia, that appears to be now underway,”
Woman of the year
Woman of the year Rashida Tlaib, American Congresswoman (Democrat, Michigan) is this year’s Muslim 500 Woman of the Year.
She is the first Palestinian-American woman and joint first Muslim woman (along with Ilhan Omar (Democrat, Minnesota) to be elected to the American Congress as a member of the House of Representatives.