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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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Obama Justifies ‘Constrained’ Drone Usage to Save Lives 23 May 2013
President Barack Obama says the U.S. military only uses drones in “heavily constrained” circumstances, that its preference is to detain, interrogate and process terrorists. Speaking at the National Defense University at Fort McNair Thursday, President Obama justified the secretive and rarely talked about military tactic as “narrowly targeting” the al-Qaida terrorist group and its affiliates. [...]
India’s Tata Steel reports loss on Europe woes 23 May 2013
MUMBAI : India’s Tata Steel, one of the world’s biggest steelmakers, on Thursday swung to a quarterly net loss from a profit a year ago due to falling demand in its key European market. Tata Steel reported a consolidated net loss of 65.29 billion rupees ($1.18 billion) for the fourth fiscal quarter which ended March, [...]
Second child contracts polio in Pakistan’s Waziristan 23 May 2013
ISLAMABAD : A second child has contracted polio in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border after the Taliban banned vaccinations there nearly a year ago, a UN official said Thursday. The first polio case was detected in the North Waziristan region, also known as the strong bastion of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked [...]
India PM pledges to clean up defence sector 23 May 2013
NEW DELHI : Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged on Thursday to crack down on corruption in the defence sector after a string of recent graft scandals left his government facing renewed calls to step down. The premier said he was committed to making the process of buying arms and other military hardware more “transparent, [...]
PTI pledges to restore Karachi as City of Lights 23 May 2013
Karachi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh spokesman Dawa Khan Sabir on Thursday said that his party would help Karachi regaining its title, The City of Lights . In a statement here he was of the view that said Karachi is a hub of our economy and it was disturbed deliberately to destroy our economy and business [...]
Sovereignty of Pak is very dear to China,Li Keqiang 23 May 2013
Islamabad , Chinse Prime Minister Li Keqiang Thursday said Addressing that integrity & sovereignty of Pakistan is very dear to his country and assured Beijing will continue to support Islamabad. Aaddressing the Senate in Islamabad Li KeQiang appreciated Pakistan’s role for bringing peace and stability not only in the region but also in the world. [...]
Multidisciplinary Medical Conference on Friday 23 May 2013
KARACHI, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi is organizing a three-day Multidisciplinary Medical Conference from 24 to 26 May 2013 at Karachi Sheraton Hotel. The conference will be inaugurated by President PMA Centre Dr Azhar Jadoon. It will address the issues relating to HIV AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infection diseases. A special session will be [...]
Bomb kills 12 in southwest Pakistan 23 May 2013
QUETTA, Pakistan : A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, police said. The remotely detonated bomb containing around 100 kilos (220 pounds) of explosives targeted a truck carrying members of a government paramilitary force on the outskirts of [...]
Japan man, 80, scales Everest, sets record 23 May 2013
KATHMANDU : An 80-year-old Japanese climber reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain, his website and a Nepalese official said. Yuichiro Miura and his party, including his second son Gouta, arrived at the summit at around 9 am local time (0315 GMT), according to [...]
US ‘should act’ on China intellectual property theft 23 May 2013
WASHINGTON : The United States should consider curbs on Chinese investment or even offensive operations against hackers to address the growing toll from intellectual property theft, a report said. The 11-month study led by high-ranking former US officials said that theft of software and other US-developed products was costing the American economy more than $300 [...]
Chinese premier invites Pakistan’s Sharif to visit 23 May 2013
ISLAMABAD : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday invited Pakistan’s incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Beijing and reiterated a promise to strengthen economic ties. Sharif, whose Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party secured a convincing victory in the May 11 general election but who has yet to take office, said it would be a [...]
Imran Khan Leaves Hospital 22 May 2013
Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan has left the hospital two weeks after he sustained injuries in a dramatic fall in Lahore. Hospital officials say the 60-year-old Khan left the hospital Wednesday and will be staying at his home in Lahore. Khan fractured several vertebrae and a rib when he fell more than four [...]
7 dead in Afghan suicide blast: officials 22 May 2013
GHAZNI, Afghanistan : A teenage suicide bomber killed seven people in central Afghanistan on Wednesday when he targeted local fighters who battle against Taliban insurgents, officials said. The attacker detonated himself in a market place in Ghazni province, two days after another bomber struck outside government buildings in the north of Afghanistan killing 14 people [...]
Bangladesh panel blames building owner for disaster 22 May 2013
DHAKA : The head of an official inquiry into the deadly collapse of a Bangladesh factory complex said Wednesday the building’s owner was the “main culprit” for the disaster because he violated construction codes. The cave-in of the nine-storey Rana Plaza outside the capital last month killed over 1,100 workers in the country’s worst industrial [...]
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