Pakistani PM among Time’s '100 Most Influential People'

Updated 18 April 2019
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Pakistani PM among Time’s '100 Most Influential People'

  • Shares the list with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed and US President, Donald Trump
  • Has been cited as a ‘rock star’ for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Time Magazine has unveiled a number of covers and their 2019 ‘100 Most Influential People’ list, which includes a familiar face to Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan’s reigning premiere, who was voted into office in summer of 2018, is listed among other global leaders including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and US President Donald Trump.

Khan joins other Pakistanis who have made the list including Malala Yousafzai, actors Riz Ahmed and Kumail Nanjiani and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 

The Times list comprises people from diverse backgrounds, fields, nations, tongues, and ambitions with Khan being cited as a ‘rock star’ for Pakistan and a ‘critical’ component in the possibility of a peaceful South Asia.

"Driven by fierce ambition, he can be cold and calculating. But he still generates the broadest hope among young and old that he can turn Pakistan around," wrote journalist Ahmed Rashid in Times.

Covers of the issue included people like football star Mohammad Saleh, Nancy Pelosi, journalist Gayle King, actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, singer Taylor Swift, and actor Sandra Oh.


Pakistani naval chief, UAE counterpart discuss maritime cooperation in Dubai

Updated 22 July 2019
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Pakistani naval chief, UAE counterpart discuss maritime cooperation in Dubai

  • Pakistan’s navy chief also met with the UAE army chief for talks
  • Admiral Abbasi will visit UAE Navy Units

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, held a meeting with the United Arab Emirates Navy chief and discussed cooperation in maritime affairs at Dubai Naval Headquarters on an official visit to the UAE, Pakistan Navy media wing said on Monday.
On Sunday, Admiral Abbasi held talks with UAE army chief and under-secretary of the defence ministry.
“On the second leg of visit he (Admiral Abbasi) will visit different units of UAE Navy,” Pakistan Navy said and added that the visit would “improve bilateral ties specially in the file of maritime affairs.”
Pakistan and UAE navies have maintained close relations over the decades and Pakistan Navy collaborates with its UAE counterparts on various professional issues including training exercises, provision of trained manpower and port visits by fleet units in line with their long-standing collaboration.
In February, a Pakistan Navy flotilla comprising navy ships TARIQ and HIMMAT visited Abu Dhabi to participate in a leading trade show, the International Defence Exhibition/ Naval Defence Exhibition.
In the same month, both navies conducted bilateral exercises aimed at enhancing interoperability between them.
“During two days exercise, a number of evolutions pertaining to Maritime Security Operations, Search and Rescue, maneuvering drills, Maritime Infrastructure Protection, Communication, and Warfare related exercise were undertaken,” Pakistan Navy had said after the joint exercise.