*NEW YORK: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has been featured in the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine’s 2019 annual list of top ‘100 Global Thinkers’.*
According to the FP, “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.”
The magazine describes the list as a special edition, as it has been released for the 10th consecutive year.
“The first group comprises thinkers who have had 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,” it explains.
The full list of 100 releases will be released on Jan 22.
Last year, in October, PM Khan was featured among the top 50 World’s Most Influential Muslims’ list of 2019.
The list also contained three other Pakistanis, namely; Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani, who was on the 6th, Haji Muhammad Abdul-Wahhab, emir of Tablighi Jamaat on 14th and Maulana Tariq Jameel, religious scholar on the 40th spot.According to the list titled ‘World’s Most Influential Muslims’, PM Khan had secured the 29th spot in the prestigious list, prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.
However, PM Khan was ranked 15th in the list of Muslim rulers and politicians.