Imran Khan likely in world’s 100 most influential figures

Islamabad: Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf, is likely to be selected among 100 most influential figures of the world as he secured eighth position so far in Time magazine polling.

He was left Gen Ashfaq Kayani, Chief of Army Staff, Barrak Obama US President, and Salman Khan, Bollywood celebrity far behind in the index based on online polling.

Khan was cast 8,695 votes in his favor, which is more than 85 percent compared with votes (1,146) cast against for him.

Gen Kayani secured 863 votes in favor and 1,028 votes in against. Obama was cast 6,487 votes in favor and 3,808 votes in against.

Salman got 2,370 votes in favor and 546 votes in against. Imran is one of the two Pakistani and eight Muslims selected in the index. He has been most popular personality among all.

Time magazine introduced Imran Khan as:

The former Pakistani cricket star and international playboy has reincarnated himself as a pious, populist politician and shaken up the political scene in his troubled South Asian homeland. His party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), has emerged from obscurity this past year as a new dominant player in the country’s turbulent democracy, challenging the unpopular government of President Asif Zardari while also capitalizing on widespread frustrations over corruption, governance and U.S. drone attacks.

Time magazine selects 100 most influential personalities every year among political leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes who are considered as influential people in the world.

The online poling will end till Friday, April 6, and the poll winner will be included in the TIME 100 issue and revealed on TIME.com on Tuesday, April 17.

Shahid Abbasi is an editor of TheNewsTribe.com from its founding in 2010. With more than 10 years’ experience in conventional Journalism he is one of the pioneers of new/digital/online media in Pakistan.

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  • Kamrantanai

    imran khan the best leader

  • AIJAZ

    imran khan  has been sent by god to save pakistan   ..,pakistan is luckly that he s got imran

  • Zia Satti

    keep it up khan.

  • Abdul Salam

    Imran is on 5th among 100 Mr. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faizan-Khan/100000282338235 Faizan Khan

    khan is the best 

  • zahid

    imran khan imran khan hum tumharay sath hai

  • Nauman Zia

    That Salman Khan is not a Bollywood Celebrity my friend :-P

  • Kashif Mahmood

    He is a great leader & we are with him

  • http://www.ghumfree.pk/ Pakistan Classified ads

    its nice to see that he is among top 100.

  • Rida Sweat

    chup oya

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118679509 Tur Khan

    great khan!

  • Tariq

    Imran is real leader and great man in south Asia and whole world. There is no comparison between Imran and other all existing leaders. InshaAllah Imran will bring change.

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