ISLAMABAD ( STAFF REPORT )
A Jordan based publication ‘The Muslim 500’ has listed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as ‘Man of the Year’ whereas United States (US) Congresswoman Rashida Talib has been named as ‘Woman of the Year’.
The editor of the book wrote, “If The Muslim 500 was in print back in 1992 and I was then Chief Editor I would have nominated Imran Khan as our Muslim Man of the Year because of his brilliant performance in cricket, which culminated in Pakistan winning the 1992 Cricket World Cup.”
“He [Imran Khan] wanted to normalize relations through trade, and settling the Kashmir dispute,” the magazine published.
“I also was touched when Khan launched a successful fund raising campaign to establish a hospital devoted to both the care of victims of cancer as well as research.
“This was his magnificent response to the loss of his mother to cancer in 1985 and given Imran Khan’s extraordinary popularity with Pakistanis both at home as well as among the large number of Pakistani expats along with his own, no doubt, generous personal contribution—he raised sufficient funds so that by 1994 the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital opened its doors in Lahore. 75 percent of its patients receive free-care,” Editor The Muslim 500, a Jordan based publication wrote.