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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Beef exporter confidence returns in land of the holy cow 31 Jul 2014
New Delhi (AFP) :- When Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi attacked India’s huge beef exports while campaigning to be premier, producers feared bad times ahead for the industry in the land where cows are sacred. But now the beef export industry, the world’s second-biggest after Brazil, is feeling more confident amid surging demand worldwide and absence […]
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead 31 Jul 2014
Mumbai – Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150. Following monsoon downpours in the Pune district of Maharashtra state, a hillside gave way early on Wednesday, sending a mass of […]
World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert 31 Jul 2014
London - Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned there was […]
Ten jailed over India school fire that killed 94 children 31 Jul 2014
New Delhi – A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy. In a packed court, the judge found the 10 guilty for a range of offences over the blaze that swept […]
Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear 31 Jul 2014
Quetta (Pakistan) – A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home. The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its overwhelmingly female victims, has long been used […]
Kerry seeks to revive US-India ties after friction 31 Jul 2014
New Delhi - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday holds his first meetings with India’s right-wing government as he seeks to reboot a relationship seen as a bulwark against a rising China. Kerry’s visit to New Delhi comes after an unusually large number of disputes between the world’s largest democracies, including charges of […]
19 bathers drown, 4 missing in rough seas off Pakistan’s Karachi 31 Jul 2014
Karachi - At least 19 bathers have drowned and four are missing in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season. The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate the Eid holiday, which began on Tuesday and continues […]
Modi ally convicted over deadly India riots granted bail 31 Jul 2014
Ahmedabad (India) - An Indian court granted bail Wednesday to an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was convicted and jailed for her role in deadly religious riots in Gujarat in 2002. Maya Kodnani, who served as a minister in the Gujarat state government then led by Modi, was sentenced to a minimum of […]
Six dead as militants from Afghanistan storm Pakistan check posts 31 Jul 2014
Islamabad - At least six militants were killed when Pakistan’s military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday. “About 70 to 80 terrorists physically attacked the posts, six terrorists were killed and nine injured due to an effective response by Pakistani troops,” a security official said. The attack […]
Woman, two girls killed in Pakistan blasphemy row 28 Jul 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) – An angry mob in Pakistan torched an Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, police said Monday, in the latest attack on one of the country’s most persecuted groups. The incident took place Sunday evening in the low-income Arafat Colony of the eastern city […]
Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation 28 Jul 2014
Sydney – A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday. The group, thought to be mostly ethnic Tamils from Sri Lanka and including 50 children, left the Indian port of Pondicherry last month — but their […]
Smith & Wesson fined for Indonesia, Pakistan bribes 28 Jul 2014
Washington - US gunmaker Smith & Wesson was hit with $2 million in fines Monday for bribing officials in Indonesia, Pakistan and other countries to gain sales deals. The US Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company, whose handguns are popular in law enforcement and military services, of facilitating bribes of $11,000 worth of cash […]
Verdict on ‘India’s Enron’ fraud trial delayed 28 Jul 2014
Hyderabad (India) - A court in India trying former business executives over one of India’s biggest corporate fraud scandals at IT group Satyam delayed Monday its verdict until later this month, a lawyer said. The former chairman of the outsourcing giant, B. Ramalinga Raju, and nine other accused including his brother have been on trial […]
No restriction on movement of IDPs, Info Minister 28 Jul 2014
Islamabad ,Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that there is no restriction on the movement of IDPs to Islamabad or other provinces. Responding to PTI Chairman’s allegations, the Minister said Imran Khan lacks the courage to condemn the terrorists or to challenge them. He said Imran Khan’s politics is based on hatred and lies. Pervaiz […]
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Pakistan: A Personal History Book