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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IS Likely Trying to Add al-Shabab to Its Ranks 26 Mar 2015
WASHINGTON— Growing divisions within the leadership of the al-Shabab terror organization could soon push some, if not all, of the Somali-based outfit to pledge allegiance to the group known as the Islamic State. Intelligence officials and analysts have been closely watching a developing rift between al-Shabab’s senior leaders, long loyal to al-Qaida, and younger commanders […]
Ghani Sees Taliban as His ‘Political Opposition’ 26 Mar 2015
ISLAMABAD— Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, says the Taliban is a “political opposition” and peace with the Islamist insurgent group is essential for ending the conflict in his country. However, he reiterated that neighboring Pakistan, where Taliban leaders are allegedly sheltering, would play a key role in promoting the Afghan peace effort. In a wide-ranging discussion […]
Yemen Rebels Protest Saudi-led Airstrikes 26 Mar 2015
Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and its allies continued bombing key military installations in Yemen on Thursday to oust Shi’ite Muslim rebels seeking to overthrow Yemen’s president. The attacks on the Houthi rebels, which began Wednesday at the urging of internationally backed Yemeni leader Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have drawn angry reaction from Iran and raised fears […]
Concern shown on secularization of syllabus 26 Mar 2015
KARACHI : Political leaders on Thursday strongly opposed the recent changes of syllabus in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa?s curriculum and termed it a conspiracy to deprive the new generation from Islamic ideology and principles. Talking at an All Parties Conference, organized by Jamiat Talba Islam (JTI) Karachi chapter at Karachi Press Club, amir of Jamaat-e-Islami […]
Results of Modern Club Founder Members Tennis Championship 26 Mar 2015
KARACHI : Modern Club Founder Members Tennis Championship 2015 was held at Modern Club Karachi here on Thursday evening. Following results announced: Men?s Singles Semi Final Aqeel Khan bt Heera Asik 6-2,6-2 U-18 Singles Semi Final Muhammad Raza Sawani bt Marib Malik 6-4,6-3 U-16 Quarter Final Nauman Aftab bt Mohummad Ahmed 6-2.6-2 Bilal Imran […]
Inclusion of voluntary blood donation subject urged in syllabus 26 Mar 2015
KARACHI : Healthcare experts on Thursday suggested the authorities concerned to include the voluntary blood donation subject in national academic syllabus to enhance donation culture in the society beside engaging media groups in large-scale public motivation campaigns for collection of safe blood. Speakers shared these views during a one-day seminar on theme ?Possible Design of Voluntary […]
Expedite the under discussion child marriage bill, Speakers 26 Mar 2015
Peshawar : Speakers at a ‘Consultative meeting’ asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to expedite the under discussion child marriage bill to prevent early marriages. The consultative meeting was titled, “The Child Marriage Restraints Amendment Bill (CMRAB) 2013” organized by Sungi Development Foundation (SDF) in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection Commission (KP-CPC) held here at […]
Indian police make first arrest in nun’s rape 26 Mar 2015
Kolkata – Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country. Investigators traced Mohammed Salim Sheikh to the western city of Mumbai and detained him on Wednesday night, district superintendent Arnab Ghosh told […]
India’s long road to tougher law against killer drivers 26 Mar 2015
New Delhi – One month after Anita Rajput’s son was crushed to death by two buses as he walked home in the Indian capital, the distraught mother cannot bear to send her remaining child back to school. “Has anything changed? How can I let him out on the road? What if my younger son meets […]
‘Slumdog’ author is India’s new foreign ministry spokesman 26 Mar 2015
New Delhi – Diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose bestselling debut novel was turned into the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, has been appointed India’s new foreign ministry spokesman, reports and a source said Thursday. Swarup will take over from charismatic spokesman Syed Akbaruddin who has spent four years as the Indian foreign ministry’s frontman, a source in […]
Jaguar Land Rover to invest £600 million in Britain 26 Mar 2015
London – Indian-owned luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover announced a £600 million ($894 million, 814 million euros) investment in advanced car manufacturing in Britain on Thursday. The British car brand, which was bought by India’s Tata Motors for $2.3 billion from Ford in 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis, said the […]
China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings 26 Mar 2015
Beijing – President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation’s new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is on his first state visit to Beijing since taking office in January and is working to renegotiate […]
Pakistan ‘examining’ Saudi request over Yemen intervention 26 Mar 2015
Islamabad – Pakistan is examining a request from Saudi Arabia to join a coalition to defend Yemen’s president against advancing rebels threatening his stronghold in Aden, Islamabad said Thursday. The Gulf kingdom has begun air strikes against Shiite Huthi rebels and the Saudi ambassador in Washington said a coalition of 10 countries, including Pakistan, was […]
American matrimonial platform launched in Pakistan 26 Mar 2015
KARACHI : www.NikahExplorer.com, the American-based matrimonial platform online, has been launched in Pakistan. An Initiative of Florida-based Noble Education Foundation, United States, NikahExplorer.com tends to be the leading online matrimonial platform offering its users the fastest and secure way to find a perfect match. Having launched here in Pakistan, the site has come up with […]
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Pakistan: A Personal History Book