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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Young girl gang raped 24 Nov 2014
SIALKOT, An orphan young girl Iqra (15 years old) was gang raped after abduction by three local vagabond accused at village Jurmiyaan Jhunda-Noor Kot, Shakargarh tehsil here. As per police the ill-fated orphan girl was alone at her house when three accused Imran, Masud and Usman stormed into the house and took her to a […]
Revolution needs long struggle, not sit-ins: Bazenjo 24 Nov 2014
ISLAMABAD : President National Party Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bazenjo on Monday said that sit-ins cannot bring revolution as deemed by the PTI Chief Imran Khan. He said bringing change needs thorough planning, political ideology, wisdom and years of struggle and PTI chief lacks all these traits. Speaking to a ceremony held to honour famous […]
PPP denies Swiss jewellery belonged to Benazir Bhutto or Mr. Asif Ali Zardari 24 Nov 2014
Islamabad : Pakistan Peoples Party strongly rejects the insinuation in media reports that a Swiss tribunal had held that a jewellery set that was seized in connection with investigations into the SGS case belonged to the legal heirs of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto or former President Asif Ali Zardari. The piece of jewellery never […]
PMDC may disaffiliate private medical college linked to KU 24 Nov 2014
KARACHI, Health experts held Karachi University administration responsible for not establishing medical college and hospital within stipulated time given by Pakistan Medical Dental Council (PMDC). Resultantly, PMDC administration under its rule and regulation has decided to disaffiliate private medical college from KU. In recently held meeting, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad had directed public […]
Imran incapable to bring any change: Gianchandani 24 Nov 2014
NAUNDERO : Sindhi social leader and revolutionary writer, comrade Sobho Gianchandani said here on Monday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s talk of making new Pakistan is useless. He was invited by the owner of Rashidi Nursery to plant a memorable coconut sapling in his farm, where comrade said that Imran would never be able to […]
Nepal bus crash toll hits 47 as more bodies found 24 Nov 2014
Kathmandu - The toll from a bus crash in western Nepal has risen to 47, making it one of the country’s deadliest road accidents in years, police said on Monday, as rescuers searched for more bodies. Emergency workers pulled the bodies of 44 victims from the wreckage of the overcrowded bus over the weekend after […]
Bangladesh opposition leader loses fresh bid to stop trials 24 Nov 2014
Dhaka – Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday lost her latest attempt to halt trials on graft charges which could see her jailed for life, her lawyer said. The Supreme Court dismissed appeals by the former two-time premier, who claimed charges against her of embezzling $650,000 in two corruption cases were filed illegally, lawyer […]
India-Pakistan tensions set to sour regional summit 24 Nov 2014
New Delhi – India’s new premier heads to his first South Asia summit this week seeking stronger regional integration in the face of growing Chinese influence, but experts see little hope of progress while tensions with Pakistan persist. The region’s first summit in three years follows some of the worst cross-border violence in Kashmir in […]
Former Bangladesh ruling party official to be hanged for war crimes 24 Nov 2014
Dhaka - Bangladesh’s war crimes court Monday sentenced a former ruling party official to hang for mass murder, the 14th person convicted of atrocities during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan, a prosecutor said. Mobarak Hossain, who was expelled from the Awami League after he was charged with war crimes in 2012, was found guilty […]
Afghan talks must not bargain away women’s rights: Oxfam 24 Nov 2014
Kabul - Afghanistan must not sacrifice women’s rights to secure peace with the Taliban as US-led NATO troops pull out, the Oxfam aid group said Monday, revealing that not a single woman has taken part in talks with the militants since 2005. The call came the day after about 50 people were killed and 60 […]
Tibetan mega-dam begins operation 24 Nov 2014
Beijing – China has begun generating electricity from Tibet’s biggest ever hydropower project, state-run media reported, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers that has prompted concern in neighbouring India. The first generating unit of the 9.6 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) Zangmu Hydropower Station, which stands more than 3,300 metres above sea level, went into […]
Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50 23 Nov 2014
Khost (Afghanistan) - About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the country since 2011. The explosion struck during a tournament between three local teams in Paktika province, a volatile region bordering Pakistan, with […]
Indian finance minister pledges “second-generation” reforms 23 Nov 2014
New Delhi – India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised on Sunday to unveil a whole series of “second-generation” reforms to try to kickstart the stuttering economy. In an interview with the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency, Jaitley said the reforms that would be unveiled in the budget early next year would help the […]
Workers lynch tea plantation owner in north India 23 Nov 2014
New Delhi - Angry workers have hacked to death the owner of a tea plantation in eastern India over a payment dispute, police said on Sunday, underscoring festering labour unrest in the region. Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, 45, was dragged out in the middle of discussions and attacked by the irate mob at the Sonali tea estate […]
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