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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated the efforts and progress of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for increase in revenue generation of the province.
In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister said that during the last financial year, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority grew its revenue by 65 percent despite the impact of COVID-19.
The Prime Minister said the growth in revenue surpassed any other revenue authority country-wide. He said main factors for the growth are continuity of leadership, performance of management, monthly stocktakes and institutional strengthening.
Earlier, on August 14, the Prime Minister hoped that the country will one day become an Islamic welfare state, a goal he has worked towards since coming to power in 2018. “It was always a dream of our founding fathers, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal,” he said while addressing the nation on the country’s 74th Independence Day. He said that this was a journey in which everyone would have to struggle and play their respective role.
Talking about the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Prime Minister congratulated the nation for the way it fought the pandemic that has ravaged many countries.
“We were afraid that people would die of the virus and on the other hand, from hunger because of the lockdown,” the PM said, “We have to thank Allah that coronavirus cases in the country have reduced and the economy is reviving.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared as “Man of the Year” from the Muslim world, by the Jordan based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, official said.
“Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre named Prime Minister Imran Khan as ‘Man of the Year’ in its recent list of the most persuasive Muslims in the World”.
In its latest edition “The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2020” the center also named American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib as “Woman of the Year”.
Abdallah Schleifer, who is chief editor of “The Muslim 500” project, while declaring Khan as “Man of the year”, wrote that his quest for peace with neighboring India and his philanthropist work entitled him for the honor. Schleifer is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the American University in Cairo.
He added that he was impressed by Khan, launching a successful fund-raising campaign to establish a hospital devoted to treating cancer victims and research.
Recalling Khan’s first address to the nation as prime minister in August 2018, the author said he genuinely wanted to normalize relations through trade, and settle the Kashmir dispute with India.
“Khan also wrote three letters to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for dialogue and lasting peace. Modi did not respond,” Schleifer noted.
The center also declared the US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, as the most prominent “Muslim Woman of the Year”.
“American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (Democrat, Michigan) is this year’s Muslim 500 Woman of the Year,” the center announced.
She is the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the American Congress, as member of the House of Representatives, Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre said.
The center also included other top 50 influential Muslims personalities in its edition. They are Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid Al-Thani, President Joko Widodo President of Indonesia, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Mohammed VI King of Morocco and others.
Eminent religious scholars Mufti Taqi Usmani and Maulana Tariq Jameel have also been named among the most influential Muslims.
Maulana Tariq Jameel’s sermons focus on ‘self-purification, avoidance of violence, observance of Allah’s orders and pursuing the way of Prophet Muhammad.’ He has been named continuously as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan from 2013 to 2019.
In 2019, the religious scholar stood 40th of a list ranking the world’s most “influential” Muslims. The annual publication was compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan, and highlights people who are influential as Muslims. The publication defines influential as meaning “any person who has the power to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim World”. – TLTP