Prime Minister has been listed among FP (Foreign Policy) Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for the year 2019.
Listing Khan among the Top 100 influentials, the magazine wrote that he got the ‘job’ he long struggled for in the past year, i.e, to be prime minister.
“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” – wrote FP magazine.
The magazine declared this year’s list as the ‘special edition’ because it is the tenth consecutive year the list has been published. The list mentions the individuals who have made a huge impact in the world and have thoroughly manage to inspire people across the world.
“The first group comprises thinkers who have had an enormous impact on the world in the past decade. The other groups are for people who have been influential in the past year: thinkers and doers 40 and under, as well as those in defense and security, energy and climate, technology, economics and business, science and health, and activism and the arts. We reserved 10 spots to be picked by our readers. And, finally, we have a group of 10 great minds who died in 2018” – the magazine explained.
The complete list will be published on January 22nd. Last year in October, Imran Khan was also named among ‘World’s Most Influential Muslims’. The list is annually prepared by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. On the said list, Imran Khan was ranked on the 29th spot. Khan was not the only Pakistani on the list and 3 more names were included as well.
Those three names were: Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani (ranked on the 6th spot), the emir of Tablighi Jamaat Haji Muhammad Abdul-Wahhab (on 14th place) and Maulana Tariq Jameel (on the 40th spot).