Imran Khan Celebrated Among Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2019

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.

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:

Category Personality  Role
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

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