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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AFC B Certificate Coaching Course concludes 21 Dec 2014
Karachi : Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ?B? Certificate Coaching Course concluded at Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Secretariat in Lahore on Saturday. The closing ceremony of the course was held on Sunday. Addressing the twenty-four participants, PFF Secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi said that such courses would help football in the country to prosper. He thanked AFC […]
ex-US Senator concerns on egregious corruption about Aafia jailing 21 Dec 2014
KARACHI : Former Senator Gravel expressing concern about what he termed egregious corruption about Aafia jailing, has demanded to make full Senate report public about CIA torture tactics. A statement issued by Aafia Movement here on Sunday said Mike Gravel asked to Senator Mark Udall to make full torture probe public like I did with […]
Concern on egregious corruption about Aafia jailing 21 Dec 2014
Karachi : Former Senator Gravel expressing concern about what he termed egregious corruption about Aafia jailing, has demanded to make full Senate report public about CIA torture tactics. A statement issued by Aafia Movement here Saturday said Mike Gravel asked to Senator Mark Udall to make full torture probe public ?like I did with Pentagon Papers.? […]
Rally condemns attack on innocent students 21 Dec 2014
Karachi : The cowardly attack of Taliban on innocent students shows their fear and defeat, and government should ban Taliban, their likeminded organizations and supporters, asked the speakers of a rally, jointly organized by National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) and Association of the Affectees of Baldia Factory Fire. The rally led by NTUF central president Rafiq […]
Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school 21 Dec 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) - Thousands of Pakistanis Sunday mourned the 149 people — mainly children — massacred by the Taliban, as the government executed four more militants on death row despite an outcry by rights groups. After the attack Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended a six-year moratorium on the death penalty, reinstating it for terrorism-related cases […]
Mass conversion in India PM’s home state sparks anger 21 Dec 2014
Ahmedabad (India) - Hardline Hindu groups came under fire Sunday after some 200 Christians were converted in the Indian prime minister’s home state, amid increasing concern at the right-wing government’s perceived pro-Hindu tilt. The radical Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) said it converted Christian tribal people to their original Hindu faith in […]
Eight bullet-riddled bodies found in SW Pakistan: officials 21 Dec 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) - Authorities on Sunday found eight bullet riddled bodies in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province, which is facing a tribal insurgency, sectarian violence and Taliban attacks, officials said. Five bodies were recovered from the district of Pashin and three from that of Ziarat, provincial home secretary Akbar Durrani told AFP. “We have found […]
Al-Qaeda ‘bursting with pain’ over Pakistan school attack 21 Dec 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) – Al-Qaeda’s regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were “bursting with pain” over the Taliban’s massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 149 people — mostly children — in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. “Our hearts are bursting with […]
Bomb kills three in India’s restive northeast 21 Dec 2014
Guwahati (India) - Three people were killed and four others wounded in a bomb attack early Sunday in India’s restive northeast, police said, the second strike in the area in less than a week. The blast shook west Imphal, state capital of Manipur, which borders Myanmar — an area that has been plagued by separatist […]
Afghan journalist wounded in French centre attack dies 21 Dec 2014
Kabul - An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural centre died of his wounds in hospital on Sunday, officials said. One German man was also killed and 20 other people wounded in the blast on December 11 during a performance at the packed auditorium of the French […]
Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan 21 Dec 2014
Kunar (Afghanistan) – A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on […]
Reform or ‘miss the bus’, warns India finance minister 20 Dec 2014
New Delhi - India’s finance minister urged opposition parties Saturday to cooperate in passage of economic reform legislation, warning otherwise Asia’s third-largest economy “will miss the bus” again. The traditionally fractious parliament has been stalled yet again by political rows that have hindered efforts by the new right-wing government to enact reforms and revive the […]
US drone strike kills five in northwest Pakistan 20 Dec 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) – A US drone strike killed at least five militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border on Saturday, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise. The strike occurred in North Waziristan, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal districts bordering Afghanistan, which is seen as a […]
Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: UN 20 Dec 2014
Kabul – Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 percent by the end of November compared to the year before, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured, the United […]
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