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LAHORE: Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, swept the online Asia’s Person of the Year 2012 reader poll conducted by the Asia Society. According to the final results, Khan whizzed past everyone else by securing 87.78 percent of the online votes, Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai secured 3.29 percent, Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi 1.98 percent and Indian film actor Aamir Khan 1.81 percent.
The final tally revealed that Khan had more than 11,000 votes, 88 percent of the total. According to a press release, the Asia Society is a non-partisan, non-profit institution with its headquarters in New York.
It was founded in 1956 by John D Rockefeller III. It is the leading educational organisation dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among people, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States.
Suicide bomber kills two civilians in Ghazni
Ghazni: A suicide bomber on a bicycle attacked a police check post in southeast Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least two civilians and wounding five others, provincial authorities said.
“Two civilians were killed and five others are wounded in an explosion outside police security checkpost in the city of Ghazni in afternoon,” said Mohammad Hasan, security chief for police in Ghazni, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the capital Kabul.
The suicide bomber was riding a bike when he detonated his explosives, Hasan said.