Imran voted Asia’s Person of the Year 2012

(Our Correspondent)
Filed on January 28, 2013

KARACHI - Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been voted as the Asia’s Person of the Year 2012 in an online readers’ poll conducted by the Asia Society.

According to the final results, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, has swept aside his rivals by overwhelming margin. He secured 87.78 per cent of the online votes, leaving far behind Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai with 3.29 per cent, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi 1.98 per cent and the Indian film actor Aamir Khan 1.81 per cent.

The final result revealed that Imran had more than 11,000 votes, 88 per cent of the total conducted by the Asia Society, a non-partisan, non-profit institution with its headquarters based 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.

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