Asia Society Poll: Imran Khan - Asia’s Person of the Year

Imran Khan whizzed past everyone else by securing 87.78% of the online votes.


Our Correspondent January 25, 2013
The final tally revealed that Imran had more than 11,000 votes, 88 per cent of the total. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, swept the online Asia’s Person of the Year 2012 reader poll conducted by the Asia Society.

According to the final results, Imran Khan whizzed past everyone else by securing 87.78% of the online votes, Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai secured 3.29%, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi 1.98% and the Indian film actor Aamir Khan 1.81%.

The final tally revealed that Imran had more than 11,000 votes, 88 per cent of the total. According to a press release, the Asia Society is a nonpartisan, non-profit institution with its headquarters in New York. It was founded in 1956 by John D Rockefeller III.

It is the leading educational organisation dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among people, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2013.

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Shuja | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Two things are common between Omar the Great and Imran Khan. They dont cheat, they dont allow others to cheat. They are not corrupt, they dont allow others to corrupt. They are not theives, they dont allow others to steal.

Shaukat A. Khan Jadoon | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Unfortunately we have bundle of politicians who are looting nation wealth, pakistan need a leader who take the country towards success and prosparity. Now Imran Khan is the best option for all Pakistanis to get rid of Looters. Therefore, I apeal all Pakistanis living inside and abroad to ensure costing their votes in 2013 eleaction and choose honest leaders.

I don't blame Mr. Zardari & Mr. Nawas; people can judge better. My message is to please if you love your country, coming generation and want a developed Pakistan then please do not elect those who are corrupt, export your wealth abroad, make their business abroad countries and will fly away in danger.

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