Prime Minister Imran Khan is getting one award after another since coming into power in 2018.
The premier was recently praised as a leader of the entire Muslim Ummah after he covered critical talking points like Islamophobia, blasphemy and the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Khan’s connections with strong world leaders like Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Mohammad Bin Salman, and others have also led to an increased following worldwide.
“Driven by fierce ambition, he can be cold and calculating. But he still generates the broadest hope among young and old that he can turn Pakistan around, and help make South Asia an ocean of peace rather than a state of permanent conflict”, Time wrote in his bio.
Talking about his journey, the magazine added that,
Imran Khan captained the team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup, built a world-class cancer hospital in Lahore, then a top-notch university for kids who could never have dreamed of attending one.
Twenty-two years after getting into Pakistani politics, Khan became the Prime Minister of the country.
Other leaders in Times’ list include American President Donald Trump, young climate change activist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Pope Francis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, among others.
Here’s the full TIME 100 list for 2019:
Famous footballer, Mohamed Salah, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, American comedian Hasan Minhaj, Emilia Clarke, known for her role as the Mother of Dragons in Game of Thrones, Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga are also in the list.
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