Forbes has revealed the list of World’s 75 Most Powerful People 2018. Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa is included in Forbes List of World’s Most Powerful People 2018. Bajwa is given the 68th spot in World’s Most Powerful People 2018 list.
As per Forbes, Pakistan’s President is the boss of Chief of Army Staff on paper, but Bajwa is the most powerful person in the army. He is awarded a position at World’s Most Powerful People list because due to his efforts the conflict between India and Pakistan is improving. He has to keep a balance between maintaining peace in the US ally state and managing a difficult relationship with India. He is performing both these tasks effectively. Being the leader of World’s Sixth biggest Army Bajwa in his two-year tenure has kept peace in the area and promoted democracy in Pakistan.
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Right at the top of the list is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping. Jinping is ranked Forbes Most Powerful Person 2018. He has received top spot in the ranking for the first time ever. The reason he is given the top spot is that of his influence China’s Congress changed its Constitution in March.
At Number 2 we have Russian President Vladimir Putin. For four consecutive years he was given the top spot, but this year Jinping has replaced him. And then President of the USA Donald Trump was the ranked the third most powerful person in 2018 on Forbes List.
Forbes Contributing Editor David Ewalt said, “This year’s ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People highlights the consolidation of power in the hands of an elite few. China’s Xi Jinping ranks in first place for the first time, unseating Vladimir Putin, who held the top spot for four consecutive years. This also makes President Trump only No. 3 on the list, which is unprecedented only a year into his term.”
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