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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ADB warns Pakistan’s economy could suffer from political impasse 17 Sep 2014
Islamabad – Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao warned Wednesday an ongoing political impasse could damage Pakistan’s recently stabilised economy, as the country’s finance minister said Islamabad would miss its growth target due to recent floods. Speaking at a joint press conference, Nakao and finance minister Ishaq Dar praised the government of Prime Minister Nawaz […]
Pakistan air strikes ‘kill 40 militants’ in North Waziristan 17 Sep 2014
Islamabad - Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it killed 40 insurgents and destroyed five of their hideouts in fresh air attacks as part of a major offensive against the Taliban in the northwest. Pakistan began the long-awaited push to clear the bases from North Waziristan district, on the Afghan border, in June after a bloody attack […]
US to welcome India’s Modi with open arms 17 Sep 2014
Washington – The United States and India have turned the page on a bitter row which soured ties earlier this year and Washington is eager to welcome new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top official said Wednesday. President Barack Obama will welcome Modi to the White House on September 29 and 30 for the […]
OICCI dismayed at falling level of FDI 17 Sep 2014
KARACHI : The Managing Committee (MC) of OICCI, the premier body of nearly 200 leading foreign investors in Pakistan, expressed its dismay on the poor FDI inflow of only $ 87 million reported by State Bank of Pakistan for the period July – August 2014. This is a significant drop of 37% compared even to […]
Call to prevent people from naegleria, dengue diseases 17 Sep 2014
KARACHI : Renowned Microbiologist, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Prof Dr Afia Zafar, on Wednesday said naegleria, dengue and congo virus are deadly diseases but preventable through few precautionary measures. She shared these views while addressing a seminar organized by Medical & Social Welfare Committee, Arts Council of Pakistan. Additional Secretary Health Dr Aslam Pechuho, […]
ECP discuss allegations levelled by Imran Khan, Afzal Khan 17 Sep 2014
Islamabad : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) discussed the allegations levelled by Imran Khan and Afzal Khan at a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday. The meeting considered the proposal for introduction of biometric system during local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.? The Commission discussed the proposed law for delimitation and other issues. The meeting […]
Nepalese champ mounts unlikely challenge at Asian Games 17 Sep 2014
Kathmandu - A short and skinny former cycle mechanic from one of the world’s poorest countries is hoping to beat the odds and surprise Asia’s best mountain bikers at the Asian Games. Nepal’s Ajay Pandit Chhetri, who is 5ft 4in (1.62m) tall and weighs just 48 kilos (106 pounds), is a shopkeeper’s son who won […]
China’s Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties 17 Sep 2014
Ahmedabad (India) – India’s new prime minister rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping in his home town on Wednesday, as the Chinese president began a maiden visit with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia’s rival superpowers. Narendra Modi has pulled out all the stops for Xi’s arrival, organising an intimate […]
Bangladesh commutes top Islamist’s death sentence, sparking clashes 17 Sep 2014
Dhaka - Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police. In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court said 74-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee should spend “the rest of his natural life” in jail for crimes […]
China’s Xi kicks off $1.4 bln Sri Lanka port city development 17 Sep 2014
Colombo – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday launched the construction of a $1.4 billion port city in Sri Lanka’s capital that will give Beijing a firmer foothold in the Indian Ocean region. Xi wrapped up his two-day visit to Sri Lanka by visiting Colombo harbour to kick off building of the port city, before […]
Pakistan protesters press fresh murder charges against Sharif 17 Sep 2014
Islamabad - Anti-government protesters in Pakistan have pressed fresh murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, police confirmed Wednesday, as demonstrations that rocked the capital last month appear to lose steam. The case relates to the deaths of three people in clashes with police that took place on the night of August 30 after the […]
De Beers warns diamonds aren’t forever 17 Sep 2014
Hong Kong – The De Beers diamond cartel warned Wednesday that global production will decline from 2020, a trend that could spell pricier bling for consumers. A dearth of major new diamond finds means that production might not keep up with ever-increasing demand from the United States, China and India, the firm claimed. “Unless major […]
IBA Sukkur inks partnership with ICAP 17 Sep 2014
KARACHI, Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur IBA) recently signed partnership collaboration with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). The alliance was signed by Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, Dean and Director Sukkur IBA, and Naeem Akhtar Sheikh, the then President ICAP at the ICAP Head Office, Clifton Karachi. As a result of […]
Six injured in city violence 17 Sep 2014
KARACHI, Six people were injured in separate firing incidents in different parts of metropolis on Wednesday. Asif Zaman, 30, son of Khan Zaman, was shot injured by unidentified armed men over resistance during robbery in Khiarabad area of Manghopir. He was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment. In another incident, two persons, […]
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