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PM Imran tops Asian World News list of world leaders who worked hard during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Asian World News UK, names PM Imran Khan as the ‘Top Politician’ among a list of 10 world leaders, for his efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asian World News, a UK publication put out a list of politicians from the world over who played the best role and worked hard to eradicate the coronavirus and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan tops the list while his special assistant Zulfi Bukhari is also in the list.

The UK publication named those politicians who applied such strategies and policies which helped to tackle the pandemic like rolling out bills, introducing aid packages, or mitigating the crisis one way or the other. The list also features the names of Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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The publication cited the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan’s relief fund, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, which provided a large number of people the cash stipends amid the corona crisis, and jobs will also be provided to ones who lost their jobs due to pandemic. PM is giving special attention to the unemployment issues.

Moreover, the Asian World also published about US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and wrote, “She has been pushing for more financial support to those in disadvantaged communities especially in poor areas where working from home is not an option.”

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is also on the list who declared a state of emergency and took measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Her efforts included a €15 billion support package for businesses and individuals to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

The name of Justin Trudeau, current Prime Minister of Canada is also on the list for whom the Asian World states, “Justin proposed the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which would provide support to students and new graduates who can’t work and are worried about basic living expenses.”

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