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Erdogan and Imran among most influential Muslims

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Update: 2019-09-17 3:08:54 PM
Erdogan and Imran among most influential Muslims
Imran Khan and Recep Tayyip Erdogan (File photo, collected)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai have been named among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims.

The annual World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims publication is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan.

This year’s list features some of the most prominent Muslims, including Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah, Dr Qadeer Khan, Dr Atta Rehman, and Dr Irfan Siddiqui.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands at the top of the most influential Muslims list.

Among the top 50, ranked at 29 is Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose crackdown on corruption and bringing accountability to the forefront has fast made him a global name.

A sporting legend, Prime Minister Khan played professional cricket for 22 years and is recognised as one of the game’s finest all-rounders.
His ability to lead and unite an often disparate team, culminated in Pakistan winning the 1992 World Cup.

The youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, also gets an 
honourable mention in the publication.

In 2013, she addressed the UN, received the prestigious Sakharov Prize, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which she co-received in 2014 at the age of 17.

Source: Gulf Times

BDST: 1508 HRS, SEPT 17, 2019

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