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Imran Khan

Chairman PTI Imran Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران خان نیازی; born 13 November, 1952) is a Pakistani politician and former Pakistani cricketer, playing international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century. After retiring, he entered politics. Currently, besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator and Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founder and Chairman Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre.

Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982-1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Khan led his teammates to Pakistan’s first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an ‘All-rounder’s Triple’ in Test matches. On 14 July 2010, Khan was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of a political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) also known as PTI. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007.

Khan, through worldwide fundraising, has also help establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali’s Namal College in 2008.

Pakistan born and UK based filmmaker Faisal Aman Khan has taken initiative to do a feature film “Kaptaan” based on the life of Imran Khan. The film releases on February 2012.

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CM listens people’s problems at CM complaint cell CRC? 19 Apr 2014
Peshawar , KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has assured the people that dirty fish involved in corruption would be made accountable, saying Ehtesab Commission would operation functional within few weeks and all corruption cases along with proofs will be submitted to it. Talking to the people after hearing public grievances and explaining questions here in […]
Finance Minister Chairs A Meeting To Review Strategy For Agriculture Sector G... 19 Apr 2014
Islamabad ,Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting to review agricultural products prices in the country and the strategy to ensure agriculture sector growth here Saturday. He said that agriculture continues to play a central role in the Pakistans economy with pivotal impact on the socio-economic set-up. It accounts for over 21% […]
Pakistan’s Musharraf flies to Karachi for medical tests 19 Apr 2014
Islamabad – Pakistan’s embattled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf flew to Karachi on Saturday to undergo medical tests, according to close aides, two days before he is due to appear in court in Islamabad. It is the first time that the former president, who will be staying with his daughter in Karachi, has left Islamabad […]
Prominent Pakistani journalist survives gun attack 19 Apr 2014
Karachi – Unknown gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a prominent Pakistani television anchor on a busy road in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday, officials said. Hamid Mir, who hosts a popular talk-show on Geo News, was travelling to his office from the airport when his car came under attack, senior police […]
Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers 19 Apr 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistani police said Saturday they have arrested six men suspected of carrying out a series of high-profile sectarian killings in the eastern city of Lahore as part of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The arrests were a rare success for the police in the country’s battle against homegrown terrorism and on Friday they […]
Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India 19 Apr 2014
New Delhi  - Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in […]
Everest avalanche leaves climbers, guides in doubt over plans 19 Apr 2014
Kathmandu  - An Australian mountaineer who narrowly escaped the deadliest accident ever on Mount Everest said Saturday some local guides and climbers were questioning whether to scrap their summit plans after 13 Nepalese were killed in an avalanche. Gavin Turner was scaling the treacherous Khumbu Icefall with his sherpa guide early Friday when he saw […]
Early detection has positive impact on children with autism 19 Apr 2014
Karachi : Secretary Health Sindh Iqbal Hussain Durrani on Saturday said that Autistic children need special attention, as early detection and treatment will result in cure at early stage. He expressed these views while addressing an awareness seminar titled Autism A Silent Cry for help in Pakistan, organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) […]
What happened of Thar-Nara Development Authority, asks Mumtaz 19 Apr 2014
Karachi : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh leader Mumtaz Ali Bhutto has said in the year 1973 he had formed a Thar-Nara Development Authority for development of the Thar and Nara Desert area but later the government closed it down. In a statement Saturday, he said the PPPP leaders are doing nothing to serve the […]
Prolonged load shedding in hot summer 19 Apr 2014
Naudero : Power outages have increased here and about 12 hours a day load shedding has been braved by citizens here for last one month, forcing people to pass sleepless nights.In Sukkur there is 6 hours a day load shedding while in Larkana it is 8 hours a day. Even hospitals are not spared by […]
12 Nepalese guides killed in deadliest Everest disaster 18 Apr 2014
Kathmandu – At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials said. The men were among a large party of Sherpas who left Everest base camp before dawn, carrying tents, food and ropes, […]
Pakistan to hold fresh talks with Taliban negotiators 18 Apr 2014
Islamabad – The Pakistani government is planning a fresh round of talks with Taliban negotiators at the weekend, officials said Friday, despite the militants’ refusal to extend a ceasefire called to help peace efforts. Talks to end the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) bloody seven-year insurgency have been under way since February, with little clear progress made […]
India lifts campaign ban on scandal-hit Modi aide 18 Apr 2014
New Delhi  – Authorities have lifted a campaigning ban imposed on a key aide to India’s likely next prime minister Narendra Modi after he allegedly told Hindu community leaders to seek “revenge” in the country’s elections. Amit Shah, who has been running the campaign for Modi’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the pivotal Uttar […]
‘Four Taliban prisoners escape Afghan jail’ 18 Apr 2014
Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) – Four Taliban prisoners escaped from a northern Afghanistan jail and killed two guards using weapons that had been smuggled inside, officials said Friday. The incident occurred in the relatively peaceful Faryab province on Thursday night, provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Deedar told AFP. The inmates used smuggled tools to break through their cell […]

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