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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Sri Lanka investigates navy over gang-rape of girl 22 Jul 2014
Colombo - Sri Lankan police were Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the island’s former war zone, a spokesman said. The victim, who cannot be identified according to Sri Lankan laws, had been repeatedly raped by more than one man, police spokesman Ajith Rohana told AFP. He said […]
Sri Lanka’s militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader 22 Jul 2014
Colombo – A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island’s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader. Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara said the Dalai Lama was ignorant of the “true situation in Sri Lanka” and accused the Nobel Peace Prize […]
New India government urges changes to World Bank 22 Jul 2014
New Delhi - India’s new government has called for reforms to the World Bank structure to reflect the “emerging” clout of developing nations in a meeting with visiting bank chief Jim Yong Kim. The government, which took office in May, said in a statement late Tuesday that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressed at an evening […]
Fans urged to donate to Pakistanis fleeing fighting 22 Jul 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) - Pakistan’s cricket stars on Tuesday appealed to fans to donate more money for more than 800,000 people displaced by a military offensive in the restive northwest. The military last month launched an assault aimed at clearing the Taliban and other militants from hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area along the Afghan […]
Eyes on India as deadline for key trade pact looms 22 Jul 2014
New Delhi – India under new Prime Minister Narendra Modi could take a stand Wednesday on whether it will support a key global trade pact which faces an end-of-the-month deadline for adoption, a government official said. If India does not give its backing, it could delay or derail the deal streamlining customs procedures that would […]
Five girls wounded in acid attacks in Pakistan 22 Jul 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) - At least five Pakistani girls were wounded in two separate acid attacks by motorcycle riders in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said Tuesday. In the latest incident, two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle squirted acid on two girls, aged 14 and 15 in the town of Mastung, some 40 kilometres east […]
Sri Lanka president skips Commonwealth Games amid protest threats 22 Jul 2014
Colombo - Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse will skip the Commonwealth Games starting this week in Glasgow despite being chair of the bloc, his office said Tuesday, after activists threatened to protest at his attendance. Rajapakse’s spokeswoman denied he had decided to stay away because of the threat of demonstrations over Colombo’s alleged human rights […]
India woman ‘beaten to death on suspicion of witchcraft’ 22 Jul 2014
Patna (India) Villagers in a rural part of eastern India have beaten to death a woman whom they accused of being a witch, police said Tuesday. The woman’s husband said 14 villagers carried out the attack on Saturday in Bihar, one of India’s most underdeveloped states, according to a local officer. “The woman was beaten […]
Bangladesh jails three over drug scam that killed hundreds of children 22 Jul 2014
Dhaka - A court on Tuesday sentenced three Bangladeshis to jail for making and selling a toxic paracetamol syrup that doctors say killed hundreds of children in the 1990s, a prosecutor said. Judge Abdur Rashid sentenced them to the maximum penalty of 10 years’ jail after the first verdicts into the tragedy that saw children […]
CM addresses Subsidized Atta & Ghee Special Package function 22 Jul 2014
Peshawar ,KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the PTI-led coalition government is fulfilling its each electoral commitment, saying it not only achieved success in the eradication of corruption and mission of change in the system, but also took solid steps for raising the life standard of people particularly for the welfare of poor. […]
Taliban suicide attack kills four foreigners in Kabul compound 22 Jul 2014
Kabul - A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse over presidential election results. The attack hit close to the outer perimeter of Kabul airport, which was targeted last week when […]
Encephalitis kills 60 in eastern India in fortnight 22 Jul 2014
New Delhi - An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation “alarming’. Hundreds of mainly children die across India each year from the mosquito-borne virus, but West Bengal is not normally one of the worst-hit […]
Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive 22 Jul 2014
Bannu (Pakistan) - When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country’s violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing military offensive. Now a new account has emerged of the killing of dozens of women and children in the air strikes, […]
Women empowerment necessary for uplift 22 Jul 2014
KARACHI, Pakistan has achieved millennium development goal on number of women representation in parliament but there need a lot of work to be done for women empowerment and equity in the society. This was stated during a book launching ceremony titled In Search of Gendered Development: A Compendium at a local hotel by Social […]
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Pakistan: A Personal History Book