PM Imran is 2021's most admired man in Pakistan, YouGov survey shows

International survey reveals Pakistani PM is the 17th most admired man in the world, ranked above US President Joe Biden

09:53 AM | 15 Dec, 2021
PM Imran is 2021's most admired man in Pakistan, YouGov survey shows

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has been named as the most admired man in Pakistan and seventeenth most admired in the world, according to a survey conducted by UK-based data analytics firm.

PM Imran is the new edition in the elite list of persons admired internationally as he wasn’t listed in last year's survey. The Prime Minister's admiration score stood at 1.9 percent worldwide and was applauded for his performance soon after the results of the survey were published.

The sample size of the survey was 42,000 people from across 38 countries to create the list of most admired people in the world, with two separate categories for men and women.

Another person from the South Asian country that has remained among the top positions on the chart is Britain-based Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The young Nobel laureate has risen farthest in the ranks this year, climbing five places to 9th.

Barack and Michelle Obama top list of the world’s most admired public figures

Former US President Barack Obama has retained his position as the world’s most admired man in YouGov’s latest survey, standing above Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Chinese President Xi Jingping.

In women’s list, Michelle Obama likewise holds on to her position as the world’s most admired woman for the third continuous year.

Star footballer Lionel Messi, Jackie Chan, Elon Musk, Lionell Messi, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin, Jack Ma, Warren Buffet, Sachin Tendulkar, Donald Trump, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Pope Francis, Virat Kohli, and Andy Lau are next in the men’s list, respectively.

In women’s list, Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth-II, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Taylor Swift, Angela Merkel, Priyanka Chopra, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Aishwarya Rai, Sudha Murty, Greta Thunberg, Melania Trump, Lisa, Liu Yifei, Yang Mi, Jacinda Ardern make it to top 20.

This year's survey’s results are calculated from the combination of responses to two questions – whether a respondent admires the figure at all and then whether they are the figure the respondent admires the most.

Each nation’s results in the global compilation are also weighted to represent the country’s population size.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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