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World’s 50 Influential Muslim Leaders: PM Khan a leading star

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Prime Minister Imran Khan is included in the list of World’s top 50 influential Muslim leaders 2019. Khan has bagged 29th position among the top 50 leaders. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed the top position in the list. Overall, the Jordanian Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre has issued a list of World’s 500 Influential Muslims.

Following Turkish President Erdogan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud is second in the list while Jordanian King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein is placed at the third spot.

His followers believe Imran Khan will drive Pakistan out from the turbulent circumstances towards a glorious state.

Besides Prime Minister Imran Khan, several other Pakistanis have been included in the list, Justice Sheikh Taqi Usmani, an Islamic preacher and philosopher are featured on the sixth spot. Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahab, Amir of Tablighi Jammat is ranked 14th in the list; Maulana Tariq Jameel, an Islamic preacher, and Scholar is placed on 40th position.

This is the tenth edition of the list that was issued this month. The list has been issued annually by the research center since 2009.

After a struggle of 22 years, Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Even before entering politics, Imran Khan was already an internationally acclaimed cricketer and philanthropist.

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In 1994, with the help of donation collected from the people of Pakistan, he constructed Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore. The hospital is providing 75% of its patients free of cost treatment to date. He also founded a Namal University that provides scholarship assistance to 90% of its students.

As a Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has vowed to bring the positive structural changes that will strengthen the institutions of Pakistan. Throughout his entire political campaign, Imran Khan reiterated his resolve to clean the institutions of Pakistan from corruption after gaining power.

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His government, however, has to tackle the immediate economic crisis. His followers believe Imran Khan will drive Pakistan out from the turbulent circumstances towards a glorious state.