‘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

President

People’s Republic of China
2 Barack Obama

President

United States of America
3 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

King

Saudi Arabia
4 Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister

Russia
5 Pope Benedict XVI

Pope

Roman Catholic Church
6 Angela Merkel

Chancellor

Germany
7 David Cameron

Prime Minister

United Kingdom
8 Ben Bernanke

Chairman

Federal Reserve
9 Sonia Gandhi

President

Indian National Congress
10 Bill Gates

Co-Chair

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

With additional reporting by Shaheryar Popalzai.

Source: Express Tribune


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