Pakistan prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has become the seventh most followed world leader on Twitter, according to several media reports.
Imran, who is set to take the oath of office on 11 August, has 8.17 million followers on the social media site and has pipped Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau (4.26 million followers), French prime minister Emmanuel Macron (3.2 million followers) and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (1.4 million followers), The News reported.
US president Donald Trump tops the Twitter list with 53.4 million followers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in second place with 43.3 million followers on the networking site. Pope Francis is the third most followed world leader with 17.7 million followers, reported Geo News.
On 23 November 2005, Khan was appointed as the chancellor of University of Bradford, succeeding Baroness Lockwood. On 26 February 2014, University of Bradford Union floated a motion to remove Khan from the post over Khan’s absence from every graduation ceremony since 2010. Khan, however, announced that he will step down on 30 November 2014, citing his “increasing political commitments”. The university vice-chancellor Brian Cantor said Khan had been “a wonderful role model for our students”