‘President’ Kayani is the most powerful man of Pakistan

COAS is always the most powerful position in the Military Republic of Pakistan.

Happened to read the following news report. Wonder if authority is directly proportional to responsibility, who is to be held responsible for the following: (1) krruption, (2) bad governance, (3) increasing drone attacks, and (4) suicide bombings. (A.N.)

Chief of army staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is the only Pakistani to make it to the Forbes ‘World’s Most Powerful People’ list, landing at number 29.

The supreme commander of the Pakistan military was 20 steps down from Indian leader Sonia Gandhi, who made it in the top ten, at number nine. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was at number 18, ahead of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Other interesting personalities to make the list were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at number 40, al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden at number 57 and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who beat Oprah Winfrey and Julian Assange for the 63rd spot.

Topping the list is the President of China Hu Jintao, who bumped United States President Barack Obama to number two.

Rank Name Organization
1 Hu Jintao


People’s Republic of China
2 Barack Obama


United States of America
3 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud


Saudi Arabia
4 Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister

5 Pope Benedict XVI


Roman Catholic Church
6 Angela Merkel


7 David Cameron

Prime Minister

United Kingdom
8 Ben Bernanke


Federal Reserve
9 Sonia Gandhi


Indian National Congress
10 Bill Gates


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

With additional reporting by Shaheryar Popalzai.

Source: Express Tribune

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