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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Large blast, ongoing gunfire in central Kabul: AFP 27 Nov 2014
Kabul – A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital’s central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, AFP journalists reported. Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, killing one Briton and five Afghans in the […]
India announces new visa rules to boost tourism numbers 27 Nov 2014
New Delhi - Tourists travelling to India from 43 countries including the US will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced Thursday a long-awaited easing of border controls. Tourists from countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan will now be able to apply online and then […]
One Briton killed in Kabul suicide attack: Afghan police 27 Nov 2014
Kabul - A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing one British citizen and at least five Afghans, Kabul police said in a statement. “One British national was killed in today’s attack,” police spokesman Hashmat Stanakzai said in an emailed press statement. The British embassy made […]
India ‘raped’ girls found hanging killed selves: investigators 27 Nov 2014
New Delhi - Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday. The cousins, aged 12 and 14, were found hanging from a tree in an impoverished village in Uttar Pradesh state in May, reigniting international outrage over crimes […]
Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill 27 Nov 2014
Kathmandu – South Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal on Thursday, trying to salvage some agreement from a summit paralysed by India and Pakistan’s bitter rivalry. All eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders expressed frustration on Wednesday with the slow pace of progress towards […]
Militants attack army in India Kashmir, seven people dead 27 Nov 2014
Srinagar (India)- Militants attacked an army patrol in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, leaving one soldier and three civilians dead as fighting continued near the border with rival Pakistan, security officials said. The attack coincides with a regional summit in Nepal attended by the leaders of India and Pakistan, which threatens to end in failure because […]
Karachi traders invited to visit Iran 27 Nov 2014
Karachi, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi, Mehdi Subhani has asked the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to organize a trade delegation’s visit to Iran in order to further strengthen trade ties between the two countries and seek new avenues of enhanced cooperation. Speaking at a meeting […]
JI happy on success of Lahore Ijtema 27 Nov 2014
Lahore, Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that by the Grace of Allah, the Almighty, the JI Ijtema at the Minar e Pakistan had been highly successful and it would prove a milestone in the country’s politics and give a new hope to the nation. In a statement here on Wednesday, […]
South Asian Summit in Nepal Overshadowed by India-Pakistan Tensions 26 Nov 2014
NEW DELHI— South Asian leaders meeting in Nepal for a summit called for closer integration of the region. As always, that goal was hampered by the decades-old hostility between India and Pakistan. The vision spelled out by leaders of eight countries that make up the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Kathmandu on Wednesday […]
India marks six years since Mumbai attacks 26 Nov 2014
Mumbai - India on Wednesday marked six years since militants stormed Mumbai in three days of horror that left 166 people dead, as survivors said they would never be “beaten back by terror”. Families of victims and politicians laid flowers and wreaths at sites around the city to remember those slain in 2008 when Islamist […]
US drone strike kills at least eight in NW Pakistan 26 Nov 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) - A US drone strike killed at least eight suspected militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on Wednesday, security officials said. The unmanned aircraft hit a compound in Kund Sar village, 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region which borders Afghanistan. “The drone fired […]
Sri Lanka elephant kills two near Buddhism’s holiest tree 26 Nov 2014
Colombo - A wild elephant stormed into a crowded pilgrimage town in Sri Lanka on Wednesday and trampled two men to death near Buddhism’s most sacred tree, a resident and police said. Wildlife authorities fired tranquiliser darts to try to subdue the rampaging animal in the town of Anuradhapura, 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of […]
Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan 26 Nov 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) - Gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s restive southwest on Wednesday, and one survivor recounted screaming at police and dozens of passers-by for help before it finally arrived. The attack — the latest in a series by militants in Pakistan — happened on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, […]
Moot on digitization of money 26 Nov 2014
ISLAMABAD : A meeting of the technical working group on tobacco taxation was held under the chairmanship of Dr Amir Sheikh, Joint Secretary (Admin), Ministry of NHSRC here Wednesday. Badr-ud-din Ahmad Quraishi Chief (ST&FE-Policy) FBR , Muhammad ZaheerQureshi Secretary (ST&FE-Budget) FBR, Muhammad Waqas Tarar Director Tobacco Control Cell Mo NHSRC, Dr Fouad Aslam Technical Advisor […]
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Pakistan: A Personal History Book