Rana Tahir Mahmood
05-Nov-2010, 01:01 PM
05-Nov-2010, 11:22 PM
There are 6.8 billion people on the planet of which Forbes (http://tribune.com.pk/story/72757/kayani-ousts-gilani-off-list-as-pakistans-de-facto-leader/) made a list of “the 68 who matter”, in its second annual compilation of the most power people in the world that was released on Wednesday. The smorgasbord collection of people was chosen “because, in various ways, they bend the world to their will”.
Ousting Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani from last year’s list at number 38, Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was the only Pakistani on the list at number 29. According to Forbes, Kayani “wrested power from Pakistan’s fledgling civilian government in the aftermath of devastating floods. The quiet army chief is now Pakistan’s de facto leader. Kayani controls Pakistan’s powerful intelligence agency and has recently demanded President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani to dismiss corrupt members of their bloated 60-member cabinet”