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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Fresh offensive in Pakistan’s tribal areas displaces thousands 31 Oct 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan)- More than 150,000 people have fled from northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas as the military launched a fresh offensive against Taliban militants, officials said Friday. Pakistan launched an operation in Khyber agency in October against militants who had taken a sanctuary there after fleeing Taliban strongholds in North Waziristan where military started a […]
Recue 1122 is being started in Swat 31 Oct 2014
Peshawar : KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has revealed that work on starting services of Rescue 1122 and public company WSSP on pattern of Peshawar are being started in Swat while two separate schemes of the uplift and beautification worth Rs.100 million each are also being launched there. Similarly work on construction of flyover […]
SVP PMLF speaks 31 Oct 2014
CHATTAR : Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch failed to come to the expectations of the people. Owing to his faulty policies he should be changed. If new Chief Minister is be taken from coastal areas fate of Balochistan would change. This was stated by Senior Vie President PMLF Musharraf Ali Khosa here Friday. He […]
Need stressed for universal education as per Constitution 31 Oct 2014
Lahore, The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has stressed the need for greater commitment and urgent steps to ensure that universal and compulsory education as guaranteed in Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan is available to every child. The demand was made at a consultation HRCOP organized in Lahore to discuss the state […]
There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide: survivors 31 Oct 2014
Koslanda (Sri Lanka) – Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing. An estimated 100 people are still listed as missing, according to the national Disaster Management Centre (DMC), two […]
India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination 31 Oct 2014
New Delhi - India’s president Pranab Mukherjee, members of Nehru-Gandhi family and Congress leaders paid a low-key tribute Friday to Indira Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of the ex-premier’s assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984, in retaliation for ordering an […]
Cosmopolitan new Afghan first lady backs French veil ban 31 Oct 2014
Kabul - Afghanistan’s cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France’s controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to “blinders” as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted homeland. Rula Ghani shocked Afghan observers earlier this year when she appeared with her husband Ashraf Ghani during the country’s […]
Pakistan names women’s cricket tournament after Malala 31 Oct 2014
Karachi – Pakistan’s cricket authorities have named their under-21 women’s tournament after Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai in an effort to encourage girls to take up the game. Malala, who campaigns for the right of all children to go to school, survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 and earlier this month became the youngest […]
Doors still open for dialogue with PTI: Saad Rafique 31 Oct 2014
Islamabad : Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the government’s doors are still open for dialogue with the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to strengthen the democracy in the country. He said the PML-N wants continuity of democratic system and supremacy of the parliament. Saad Rafique said PTI chief Imran Khan should announce his resignation […]
Pakistan Province Rewrites Text Books to Satisfy Islamic Conservatives 30 Oct 2014
A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said on Thursday. The public tussle over the changes mirrors a struggle for power at the heart of Pakistan’s young democracy. Secular, liberal parties are vying with […]
Afghanistan’s Ghani drops Pashtun name from official documents 30 Oct 2014
Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has removed his tribal Pashtun surname “Ahmadzai” from all official documents, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday. “The chairman of the Office of Administrative Affairs Abdul Salam Rahimi has sent a formal letter to all the ministries and state institutions to call the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani,” […]
Sindh minister for banning wheat import from Ukraine 30 Oct 2014
Karachi : Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has demanded federal government to immediately ban on import of wheat from Ukraine because it will badly affect the prices of wheat in local market. Federal Minister Sikandar Hayat Bostan has assured Provincial Minister for Food that the federal government will take the matters seriously […]
Worst kind rumpus witnessed in KP Assembly 30 Oct 2014
Peshawar : The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday witnessed severs rumpus and exchange of hot words among the members of treasury and opposition benches when Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf?s members took to their seats to protest opposition leader remarks. The house echoed with ? Go Nawaz Go? and ?Ro Imran Ro? when female members of PTI […]
Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike 30 Oct 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) – A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said. The attack happened early Thursday in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal […]
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