A British based monthly news magazine, ‘The Asian World’, has issued a list of 10 international leaders who fought hard to overcome the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, and Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is on top of the list.
According to the details The Asian World News has selected 10 world politicians for working hard to overcome the effects of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 on their compatriots and placed Prime Minister Imran Khan at the top.
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has made a mark on the youth of the country. He recently launched a relief fund for those who were made jobless due to the current pandemic.
PM’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis, Syed Zulfi Bukhari, has also made it to the list.
He was included for running a special flight operation to bring back tens of thousands of Pakistanis stranded abroad.
Among other leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Finland premier, Sanna Marin, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and former Prime Minister PM of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, also placed in the top ten.
The complete list is given below:
1. Imran Khan, current Prime Minister of Pakistan
2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman for New York, USA
3. Jacinda Ardern, current Prime Minister of New Zealand
4. Sanna Marin, current Prime Minister of Finland
5. Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman for Minnesota, USA
6. Justin Trudeau, current Prime Minister PM of Canada
7. Syed Zulfikar Bukhari, SAPM on Overseas Pakistani
8. Leo Varadkar, former Prime Minister of Ireland
9. Jagmeet Singh, Canadian Member of Parliament
10. Fawzia Zainal, Bahraini, elected first woman speaker of Bahraini
It should be noted that on August 23, a Jordan based publication “The Muslim 500” titled Prime Minister Imran Khan as the “Man of the Year” in 2020.
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.