Pakistan And New Zealand Prime Ministers Named In Time Magazine’s List Of 100 Most Influential People Of 2019

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Pakistan and New Zealand prime ministers named in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2019

The list is divided into five categories, namely: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans. The list dominated Hollywood stars.

LAHORE- (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News- 17th April 2019) Time Magazine has released its 16th annual list of 100 Most Influential People for 2019.

The list included Prime Minister Imran Khan among some other world leaders. The list is divided into five categories, namely: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans.

The list dominated Hollywood stars but it also included footballer and journalist.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan has been named among the '100 Most Influential People' of 2019 by the Time magazine. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who received global acclaim for her handling of the aftermath of a terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand city Christchurch, has also made it to the annual list released by the Magazine,” reported local media.

"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,” writer and journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote this for PM Khan.

Lists also included the name of US president, Malaysian prime minister and Israel prime minister.

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