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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Pakistani beheaded in Saudi for smuggling heroin 24 Oct 2014
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling heroin into the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said. Butha Mushtaq was the third Pakistan executed on drug charges in Saudi Arabia since October 15. He was found guilty of smuggling heroin concealed in capsules which he had swallowed, and executed […]
The desperate struggle of Pakistan’s polio ‘martyrs’ 24 Oct 2014
Badaber (Pakistan) – Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a “martyr” in Pakistan’s desperate fight against polio. It was May 2013 and Sumbal and her friend Shirafat were vaccinating children against the crippling disease […]
Pakistan militant group claims suicide bombing against top politician 24 Oct 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) - A militant group Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing targeting the head of a leading Pakistani religious political party. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) party escaped unscathed from the blast after addressing a rally in the capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Thursday. One person […]
Pakistan acquits co-accused in Daniel Pearl murder case 24 Oct 2014
Karachi – A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl due to a lack of evidence, lawyers said on Friday. Qari Hashim was arrested in 2005, three years after the main accused were convicted for the abduction and beheading of Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter. […]
Award winner cites ‘unsung heroes’ in Pakistan press 24 Oct 2014
Washington – The Pakistani journalist honored for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater freedom for the news media. Asma Shirazi, Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and host of popular TV talk shows, made the comments as she accepted the 2014 Peter Mackler […]
Expert urges government to work war-footedly to eliminate polio 24 Oct 2014
KARACHI : Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center Dr Mirza Ali Azhar on Friday urged the government to work on war footing in collaboration with all state institutions to eradicate polio, as the matter is linked to the dignity of the country. Talking to PPI in connection with the World Polio Day 2014, […]
People must cooperate with law enforcement agencies to ensure Peace in Muharr... 24 Oct 2014
Peshawar : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani has said that the law enforcement agencies were playing their effective role in rooting out terrorism and extremism from the country and hoped the people would also cooperate with them to ensure peace in holy month of Muharam-ul-Haram. Talking to media persons […]
ICCI calls for urgent replacement of faster meters to save the business activ... 24 Oct 2014
Islamabad : Businessmen in a meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry strongly protested against the installation of new faster electricity meters, which run 30-35 percent faster than the old ones and called upon the government to ensure their urgent replacement to save the business activities from further damage and consumers from unjustified overbilling. […]
FMOA announces to stay a sit-in against proposed mine and mineral policy 24 Oct 2014
Peshawar : The Frontier Mine Owners Association (FMOA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced to stay a sit-in against proposed mine and mineral policy and allegedly irregularities, illegality and banned in the concerned department and vowed to continue it till fulfillment of FMOA?s demands. Speaking at a press conference here at Press Club on Friday, President of the association Sher […]
Bloody day in Pakistan’s Quetta leaves 11 dead 23 Oct 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) - At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured in a series of attacks in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Thursday, including a suicide bombing at a rally by a leading religious political party. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) party was leaving a rally in the […]
Bangladesh Islamist war criminal Ghulam Azam dead at 91 23 Oct 2014
Dhaka - Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam died on Thursday aged 91, just over a year after he was sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country’s 1971 independence war. Azam was the wartime head of Jamaat-e-Islami — the country’s largest Islamist party — and latterly its spiritual leader. During his […]
Pakistan court restores channel supportive of anti-govt protests 23 Oct 2014
Karachi - A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the media regulatory authority to restore transmission of a news channel supportive of anti-government protests organised by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric. ARY News, a popular station, was ordered off the air for 15 days on Monday by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]
Fazlur Rehman-Mufti Mahmood conference 23 Oct 2014
QUETT A : There are no dharnas in Islamabad but mujrahs which are held at nights instead of daylight. Imran Khan was not making new Pakistan but No Pakistan. Dharnas have been made sex places. This was stated by Amir Jamait Ulemae Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman while addressing a massive gathering on occasion of Mufti […]
Inspector General Pakistan Railways speaks 23 Oct 2014
SIBI : Pakistan Railways was taking emergency measures for revival of Sibi-Harnai section, running of closed trains from Quetta Division and facilitating businessmen. Facilities to railway workers were also being ensured. These views were expressed by Inspector General Pakistan Railways Ghazanfar Abbas while speaking with PPI here Thursday. Assistant General Manager Pakistan Railways Masoodun Nabi, […]
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