PM Imran Khan declared ‘Man of the Year’. Jordan Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center says he received the title for his efforts for peace.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been named by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center as Muslim Man of the Year 2020.
Imran has secured the title in the Centre’s new list of the world’s most influential Muslims.
Pakistan’s Premier Imran has also become Twitter’s sixth-most influential world leader with 10.5 million followers on the social media site.
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan is an independent research body.
Imran’s name was included in the RISSC’s The Muslim 500-the Most Prominent Muslims In the World.
“If ‘The Muslim 500’ were print in 1992 and that i was then the Chief Editor, I might have named Imran Khan as our Muslim Man of the Year for his outstanding cricket success when he won the 1992 Cricket World Cup for Pakistan,” said Professor S. Abdallah Schleifer, an Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the American University in Cairo
But what is particularly to Imran’s credit is that, when he took office as Pakistan’s prime minister in August 2018, he made it very clear that one of his top goals was to work for a permanent peace with India.
“Imran wanted to normalize relations through trade and resolve the Kashmir conflict who is ‘the biggest barrier’ to the normalization of relations between us, in the Prime Minister’s own words ‘.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran noted the increasing popularity of his supporters at the UN General Assembly in September.
This was perhaps because of the hard-hitting speeches that he delivered on numerous occasions during his visit to the United States, Imran has been one of the world’s most sought-after leaders attending session of the UN General Assembly.
Professor Schleifer said that the position of Imran in cricket was not the only reason for the title being awarded to him.
He said he was also impressed with Imran for launching a successful fund-raising campaign to establish a hospital dedicated to the treatment of patients with cancer and its research.
He said it was also Imran’s desire to maintain peace with neighboring India that won him the title.
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