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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India monsoon floods leave 120 dead 19 Jun 2013
DEHRADUN, India : Military helicopters dropped emergency supplies Wednesday to thousands of tourists and pilgrims stranded by flash floods that tore through towns and temples in northern India, killing at least 120 people, officials said. Thousands of people have already been evacuated after floods and landslides caused by early monsoon rains forged a path of [...]
World Bank warns global warming woes closing in 19 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON : The World Bank on Wednesday warned that severe hardships from global warming could be felt within a generation, with a new study detailing devastating impacts in Africa and Asia. The report presents “an alarming scenario for the days and years ahead — what we could face in our lifetime,” said World Bank President [...]
22 dead in monsoon floods in Nepal 19 Jun 2013
KATHMANDU : At least 22 people have been killed in landslides and floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain in remote parts of Nepal, a government spokesman said Wednesday. “So far, 22 people from across the country have been killed by landslides and floods. Eighteen more are missing,” Shankar Koirala, a spokesman in the Ministry of [...]
Imran urges drone action as he becomes Pakistan MP 19 Jun 2013
ISLAMABAD : Pakistani politician Imran Khan on Wednesday urged the government and military leaders to build a strategy to halt US drone attacks in the country’s northwest as he was sworn into parliament. Khan, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party which made a major breakthrough at the May 11 general election, is a [...]
US, Afghan government to open peace talks with Taliban 19 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON, Afghanistan – US envoys will launch talks this week with the Taliban, officials announced Tuesday, in a tentative first step towards finding a negotiated escape from the decade-long Afghan war. The chance to start a dialog came as the Islamist insurgent group opened a political office in the Qatari capital Doha to act as [...]
‘Mass hysteria’ hits Bangladesh garment workers 19 Jun 2013
DHAKA – Hundreds of Bangladesh factory workers who fell sick in recent weeks could have been struck down by a mysterious illness described as a type of “mass hysteria,” officials said Tuesday. Garment workers at several factories fell sick with stomach pains and vomiting, leading officials to initially suspect contaminated drinking water at their workplaces [...]
India border firing injures Pakistani woman: military 19 Jun 2013
ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani woman was injured Tuesday when Indian troops fired across the disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said. The incident took place in the Karela area, near Kotli town, along the Line of Control (LoC) separating the Indian and Pakistani-controlled sectors. “A 65 years old lady Roshni Begum [...]
Taliban Opens Office for Talks with US, Afghan Government 18 Jun 2013
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents opened their political office in Qatar Tuesday, paving the way for direct peace talks with representatives of the Kabul government and U.S. officials. Taliban representative Mohammed Sohail Shaeen announced the opening of the office in a news conference in Doha, the capital of Qatar. He said the move is part [...]
Yousafzai expresses concern over Mardan blast 18 Jun 2013
Peshawar ,Spokesman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has expressed severe sorrow and grief over the death of PTI MPA Imran Khan in a suicide bomb blast at Shergarh, Mardan on Tuesday and termed it a national tragedy. Talking to media persons in Peshawar on Tuesday, Shawkat Ali Yousafzai [...]
KP government has started austerity to bring change in governance, Siraj 18 Jun 2013
Peshawar ,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Government has started journey towards real change by cutting down the expenditure of VIP houses and banning foreign treatment of VIPs, including Chief Minister, Governor, ministers MPAs and bureaucrats, said senior minister Sirajul Haq while addressing a post budget press conference here on Tuesday. “we want to abolish VIP culture in the [...]
Bilawal deplores Mardan blast 18 Jun 2013
KARACHI, Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the blast during a funeral prayer in Mardan that has resulted into the loss of precious human lives including PTI s MPA Imran Momand, while injuring others. PPP chief said that such heinous acts clearly reflected that those behind such scenes have no [...]
India hardliner Modi makes up with ex-mentor 18 Jun 2013
NEW DELHI – Hardliner Narendra Modi, the main opposition BJP’s frontman for next year’s Indian elections, held fence-mending talks with the party’s elder statesman L.K. Advani Tuesday after a fallout with his former mentor. Advani, an 85-year-old stalwart of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party who is also a former deputy premier, quit the party [...]
A farmer walks home at Khokana village on the outskirts of Kathmandu 18 Jun 2013
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bombing at a funeral in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday killed at least 18 people, including a provincial lawmaker, and wounded 50 others, police said. The attack took place in Shergarh town in Mardan district, 145 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Islamabad, during prayers for the owner of a local fuel [...]
12 killed in Nepal landslides 18 Jun 2013
KATHMANDU – At least 12 people have been killed in landslides triggered by three days of heavy monsoon rain in remote parts of Nepal, officials said Tuesday. Seven members of the same family, including five children, were killed Monday after a landslide buried their house in a village in northwestern Nepal, a local police officer [...]
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