The Muslim 500 is an annual publication first published in 2009, which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world. The publication is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan.
In recognition of the remarkable achievements of Mr Iqbal, he was placed among the most distinguished Muslim figures from around the globe.
“Mr Salman Iqbal owns the largest media network in Pakistan called ARY Digital Network available in Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and many other regions of the world,” stated the website.
“He is recognized as a voice of independent media in Pakistan and one of the most powerful and influential media personalities in the Muslim World.”