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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Members must enforce human rights amid extremism: UN rights chief 6 Mar 2015
UNITED NATIONS, The world may be at a “turning point” as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their fight against radicalism. Speaking to the […]
Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in India 5 Mar 2015
New Delhi – A rape suspect was pulled out of a jail and lynched by a mob in northeastern India on Thursday, local reports said, with anger raging over the high rate of sexual violence in the country. The man, who stood accused of raping a woman multiple times and was arrested on February 24, […]
Delhi rape victim’s father urges viewing of documentary 5 Mar 2015
New Delhi – The father of a woman who died after a savage gang-rape in Delhi said Thursday he thought everyone should watch a documentary about the attack broadcast by the BBC but banned in India. The British broadcaster brought forward its screening of “India’s Daughter” to Wednesday evening, citing a strong public interest after […]
Ambani loses India rich list top spot to pharma tycoon 5 Mar 2015
Mumbai – A fall in oil prices saw Mukesh Ambani cede his status as “India’s richest man” on Thursday to pharmaceutical tycoon c, who edged to the top of Forbes’ list of billionaires in the country. The “real time” list of the richest Indians on the business magazine’s website showed Shanghvi with a net worth […]
India’s censors block ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ 5 Mar 2015
Mumbai – India’s censor board said Thursday it has blocked the release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” despite being shown a toned-down version of the erotic movie. The chief executive of the powerful Central Board of Film Certification, said the US film had not received clearance but could try again. “It did not pass, but […]
Pakistani convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks 5 Mar 2015
New York – A Pakistani man faces life in prison after being convicted in New York of involvement in an Al Qaeda plot to carry out terror attacks in Britain, the United States and Denmark, US authorities said Wednesday. Abid Naseer, 28, is to be sentenced at a later date after being found guilty by a […]
Thousands stranded due to Nepal runway closure 5 Mar 2015
Kathmandu – Kathmandu’s international airport was closed for a second straight day Thursday, leaving thousands stranded at the start of the tourist season, after a plane skidded off its only runway. The Indian Air Force flew in experts and equipment to help Nepal remove the Turkish Airlines A330, which had to be evacuated after it […]
India’s Modi to visit Sri Lanka’s Tamil heartland 5 Mar 2015
Colombo – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka’s former war zone and Tamil heartland of Jaffna during a visit to the island this month, the government said Thursday. Modi, who will also address parliament during his three-day visit, will be only the second foreign leader to visit Jaffna, the centre of bitter […]
Historic Sibi mela to open tomorrow 5 Mar 2015
SIBI : Historic Annual mela at Sibi would begin Saturday. All arrangements have been firmed up. Security has been tightened. City has been tastefully decorated. Mela would continue till March 12. Full length photographs of President of Pakistan, Prime Minster, Balochistan governor, Chief Minister provincial ministers and others have been installed.This was stated by […]
AFAAQ Education Forum 5 Mar 2015
QUETTA : Services of AFAAQ for promotion of education in Balochistan is laudable, government has provided funds to district administration to promote educational and sports activities under which all boys and girls schools would be provided with sports items. These views were expressed by DC Khuzdar Waheed Shah while addressing a meeting of educational […]
Hussain Haqqani should be arrested for issuing disputed statement on Kashmir ... 5 Mar 2015
Lahore : Former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association Abdul Basit Thursday took strong exception of a disputed statement issued by former Pakistan Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani regarding Kashmir and demanded of the government to arrest him through Interpol and give exemplary punishment. In a statement issued here, Abdul Basit said that Kashmir is […]
I Am Karachi Youth Festival in full swing 5 Mar 2015
KARACHI : The festival entitled ?I Am Karachi Youth Festival? continued on fith consecutive day here on Thursday at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. The auditions of Theatre, Music, Speeches, Photography Essays, and Paintings were held in the festival. About 15,000 to 20,000 youngsters, aged between 14 and 29, took part the activities in the festival. […]
PML-N gives tickets to political workers instead of billionaires: Rashid 5 Mar 2015
ISLAMABAD : Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said PML-N has given tickets to political workers instead of billionaires. In a statement on Thursday, he said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan should not punish the entire Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly due to involvement of his Party members in horse-trading.
Engro Fertilizer hosts seminar on safety 5 Mar 2015
KARACHI : Engro Fertilizer Limited hosted its sixth National Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Seminar in Karachi to create awareness among the participants on the best practices, innovative solutions and creative ideas on successful HSE compliance. Each year, Engro Fertilizers ? the only DuPont ?Level 4.0? fertilizer site in Asia ? brings together industrial leaders […]
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Books by Imran Khan:
Pakistan: A Personal History Book