Washington-based magazine, Foreign Policy has listed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in its annual list of top 100 Global Thinkers for 2019.
The list features world leaders, activists, businessmen, and influencers from across the world.
While the full list is yet to be released by the top magazine, here’s what it said about the premier.
In 2018, Khan, a former cricket star, finally got the job he had long coveted; prime minister. His reward was an incredibly difficult-to-do list, starting with Pakistan’s looming fiscal and debt crisis.
It remains to be seen which category Imran Khan has been placed in.
The ruling party’s official Twitter handle shared the news over the microblogging platform.
معروف بین الاقوامی جریدے فارن پالیسی کی طرف سے 2019 کے گلوبل تھنکرز کی جاری کردہ فہرست میں عظیم پاکستانی لیڈر وزیر اعظم عمران خان بھی شامل۔
@ImranKhanPTI https://t.co/NncpYUdVWL pic.twitter.com/UL8j3HfqSl
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) January 21, 2019
The magazine has announced 10 categories, including top 10 of the last 10 years, thinkers and doers, 40 and under, activism and the arts, science & health, energy & climate, technology, defense & security, economics & business, readers’ choice and finally the top 10 who died in 2018.
Some of the names that have been revealed until now include:
|Top 10 of the Last Decade||Angela Merkel||Chancellor of Germany|
|Barack Obama||Former President of the United States of America|
|Jack Ma||Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba|
|Christine Lagarde||Managing Director, International Monetary Fund|
|Margrethe Vestager||European Commissioner for Competition|
|Fareed Zakaria||Author and TV Host|
|Bill and Melinda Gates||Co-Chairs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Jeff Bezos||Founder and CEO, Amazon|
|40 & Under||Jacinda Ardern||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez||US Representative from New York|
|Activism & Arts||Bobi Wine||Singer and Politician|
|Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo||Reuters Journalists|
|Science & Health||Leana Wen||President Planned Parenthood|
|Carlo Rovelli||Theoretical Physicist and Writer|
|Energy & Climate||Amitav Ghosh||Writer|
|Katharine Hayhoe||Director of The Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University|
|Technology||Yuval Noah Harari||Author and Futurist|
|Kai-Fu Lee||Venture Capitalist and Writer|
|Mukesh Ambani||Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries|
|Defense & Security||Olga Sánchez Cordero||Interior Secretary of Mexico|
|Eliot Higgins||Journalist and Founder of Bellingcat|
|Readers’ Choice||Janelle Monáe||Award-winning Musician, Model, and Actress|
|Michelle Bachelet||United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights|
|Economics & Business||Gina Miller||Businesswoman and Activist|
|Adam Tooze||Professor of History at Columbia University|
|Chrystia Freeland||Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada|
|The Departed||Jamal Khashoggi (1958-2018)||Journalist|
|Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018)||Writer and TV Host|
Imran Khan’s inclusion in the list of the most influential personalities across the world bodes well for Pakistan as it will definitely improve the country’s impression on the global stage.
Via Foreign Policy