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PM Imran Khan second most searched UNGA leader, beats PM Modi

Prime Minister Khan musters immense world attention on his maiden trip to UNGA, successfully edged out PM Modi in popularity stats. Pakistan's PM charisma has worked upon the international audience too.

Pakistan’s premier Imran Khan becomes the second most searched United Nations General Assembly leader, shows the recently released list of Google Analytic Trends. President Donald Trump of USA takes the first spot in the list while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, three spots behind PM Khan is placed at fifth position.

Interestingly, Prime Minister Imran Khan has proved to be more popular than Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as he acquired the third spot on the list. Brazilian Prime Minister Jair Bolsonaro is placed at the fourth spot, he has been under contention over lack of efforts to protect the rainforests.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister is on his maiden trip to 74th United Nation’s General Assembly convention, his popularity has peaked even before his formal address to UNGA scheduled on Friday, 27th September 2019. His speech will primarily focus on the catastrophic human plight unfolding in Kashmir following the siege in the valley for more than 50 days.

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PM Khan is heading robust diplomatic interactions with world leaders on imperative issues including the rise of Islamophobia, Kashmir issue, climate change, and undue vilifying of Pakistan and the Muslim community globally.

So far, he has met US President Donald Trump, Britain’s PM Boris Johnson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Malaysian President Mahatir Muhammad, and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates. He also met Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and lauded her efforts in rehabilitating the victims of Christchurch Mosque shooting.

He praised Jacinda Ardern’s efforts to curb extremism, and gun control in New Zealand. He also interacted with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and offered to become a mediator for negotiations between the USA, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

In the sidelines of UNGA, he also met the editorial team of the New York Times, addressed the Council of Foreign Relations and the UN session on Control of Hate Speech.

Before arriving in the USA, PM Khan was on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia. He arrived at the USA in special aircraft of Crown Prince Muhammad Salman. According to sources, Crown Prince barred PM Khan to board a commercial flight for the USA. “You are our special guest and you would be going to the US on my special aircraft,” Crown Prince MBS was quoted saying to PM Khan.