PM Imran among Time’s 100 most influential people of 2019

alas_justice

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IMRAN KHAN
By Ahmed Rashid

Athit Perawongmetha—Reuters

Pakistan is at a critical crossroads, and the man in charge is the closest it has to a rock star. 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 years ago, he entered politics—a dirty business in Pakistan at the best of times.

Now he is Prime Minister of an impoverished nation that cannot pay its bills and is dependent on handouts from rich neighbors like China and the Arab Gulf states. Critics say Khan is too close to the army and Islamic fundamentalists, and chooses advisers poorly. 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.

Rashid is a journalist in Pakistan and author of Taliban

Dawn :

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been named among the '100 Most Influential People' of 2019 by Timemagazine.

The list, unveiled on Wednesday, has chosen the "influential people" under four categories: leaders, pioneers, artists, icons and titans.

Journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote the following regarding Prime Minister Khan for Time's 100 most influential people issue.

"Pakistan is at a critical crossroads, and the man in charge is the closest it has to a rock star. 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 years ago, he entered politics—a dirty business in Pakistan at the best of times.

"Now he is Prime Minister of an impoverished nation that cannot pay its bills and is dependent on handouts from rich neighbours like China and the Arab Gulf states. Critics say Khan is too close to the army and Islamic fundamentalists, and chooses advisers poorly. 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."


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who receivedglobal acclaim for her handling of the aftermath of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, also made it to the annual list.

http://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2019/5567764/imran-khan

https://www.dawn.com/news/1476717/pm-imran-khan-jacinda-ardern-named-among-times-100-most-influential-people-of-2019
 
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Salazar67

MPA (400+ posts)
TRANSLATION FOR PTI FAMILY. AHMED RASHID IS A BROWN UNCLE TOM.
Corrections:
Now he is Prime Minister of an GREAT nation impoverished (due to pimps CIA RAW INSTALLED PUPPETS WITH NO EDUCATION) 100 BILLION STOLEN. BY RAW AGENTS NAWAZ AND ZARDAREE BASTSRDS..IS THE REASON nation that cannot pay its bills and is dependent on handouts from rich GREAT neighbors like China and the Arab Gulf states.

JEWS AND WHITES AND BROWN OREOS LIKE MYSELF WHO DREAM WE WERE BORN IN JEW CONTROLLED WEST, INDIAN Critics say Khan is close to the army and Islamic fundamentalists, and chooses advisers poorly.

Wrong assessment brown ENGLISH SPEAKING AHMED RASHID AKA GANGA DEEN.

HE IS NOT CLOSE TO JEWISH AND WHITE SUPREMACIST AND BROWN JEE SAHIBS.
YOU CAN CALL ME GANGA DEEN RASHID.

Driven by fierce ambition, he can be cold and calculating. WHEN IT COMES TO PAKISTAN VARY NICE. AHMED RADHID AKA GANGA DEEN.

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.
 
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surfer

Minister (2k+ posts)
Patwario! Don’t be sad, your leader Nawaz is also in a top 10 list!

 

kingQ

Senator (1k+ posts)
Times Magazine please help reduce problems of Imran Niazi. He's very worried about Qureshi's dream to replace him as the PM, and other people in his Cabinet pulling each other's pants down.
 

kingQ

Senator (1k+ posts)
Long Live Imran Khan.
Jacinda Ardern is a normal human being who consoled and condoled the victims of a terrorist attack.
But Imran Niazi is a heartless freak who neither showed up for the victims of Sahiwal tragedy nor the Hazara community in Quetta recently attacked.
 
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