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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Afghanistan parliament rejects most of Ghani’s cabinet 28 Jan 2015
Kabul – Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected most of President Ashraf Ghani’s nominees for the new cabinet, in a fresh setback for the newly formed “national unity government”. The lower house of parliament voted on 18 of Ghani’s 25 selections for ministerial jobs and rejected 10 of them including the proposed defence minister. Those who […]
Imran Khan urges Ulema to promote religious harmony 28 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has urged the Ulema to play an effective role to promote religious harmony presenting the true image of Islam. Speaking at Ulema and Mashaikh convention here on Wednesday, he said the nation is united against terrorism. He said the Ulema are supposed to raise voice against tyranny […]
Multilateral institutions laud Govt’s economic policies: Pervaiz 28 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that the economic policies of the government have been appreciated by credible multilateral institutions. Reacting to the remarks made by PTI leader Imran Khan in his news conference on Wednesday, the Minister said that appreciation of rupee against dollar and increase in GDP growth and foreign […]
IHC issues notice on over charging of electricity bills 28 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued notices to Secretary Cabinet Division, Ministry of Water and Power and 11 power distribution companies (DISCOs) in a civil miscellaneous (CM) regarding over charging of electricity bills from consumers. A single-judge bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah heard the CM filed by Advocate Abdul Rehman S […]
NA Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources meets 28 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : The meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources was held here on Wednesday under its Chairman Ch Bilal Ahmed Virk. The burning issue of petroleum crisis in the country was the main agenda item. Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Mir Jam Kemal, Minister of State for Petroleum were […]
Metro Bus Service to be inaugurated in mid-February 28 Jan 2015
RAWALPINDI : The Metro Bus Service (MBS) project would be inaugurated in mid-February, said Chairman Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Metro Bus Service (MBS) Project, Monitoring and Implementation Committee Hanif Abbasi here on Wednesday. He said that the government was determined to start the bus service in the shortest possible time to provide modern travel facilities to the residents […]
Sri Lanka reinstates impeached chief justice 28 Jan 2015
Colombo – Sri Lanka’s new president on Wednesday restored the country’s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration. Lawyers welcomed Shirani Bandaranayake with bouquets of flowers when she went to the Supreme Court in Colombo after receiving the news. A government official who asked not to be named said President […]
Pakistani teachers get gun training after Peshawar massacre 28 Jan 2015
Peshawar (Pakistan) – Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month. Heavily armed militants killed 150 people, 132 of them children, in a bloody December 16 attack on an […]
Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal 28 Jan 2015
Islamabad – Pakistan Tuesday said it opposed a new nuclear deal signed between the US and India during a recent trip to New Delhi by President Barak Obama, saying it was detrimental to stability in South Asia. The US and India reached an agreement Sunday during Obama’s visit to New Delhi, breaking the deadlock that […]
India sends foreign minister to China after Obama visit 28 Jan 2015
New Delhi – India’s foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country. Sushma Swaraj will go to Beijing on Sunday to “discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of concern to both sides” […]
Indo-US nuclear deal will impact South Asian stability: Sartaj Aziz 28 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan supports reformed Security Council that corresponds to the positions and collective interests of all member states and not just a few. In a statement here Wednesday, he said proposals to add new centres of privileges in the Security Council run contrary to the […]
Sri Lanka probes political links to drug kingpin 27 Jan 2015
Colombo – Sri Lanka’s police said Tuesday they were investigating whether a man who confessed to smuggling over 1,000 kilos of heroin to the island over three years had political protection. Samantha Kumara Vithanage was arrested in Pakistan earlier this month and taken back to Sri Lanka, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said. He told […]
Modi, Obama bond over humble beginnings on radio show 27 Jan 2015
New Delhi – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama bonded over their humble beginnings on a radio show aired Tuesday, just after the American leader ended his New Delhi visit. Obama co-hosted Modi’s monthly radio show as part of his packed three-day trip and took questions from Indian listeners in a […]
Pakistan military says 53 militants killed in air strikes 27 Jan 2015
Islamabad – Pakistan’s military said it killed 53 militants in air strikes on Tuesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in a tribal region near the Afghan border. The air strikes took place near Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal district, where 35 militants were killed on Sunday. […]
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