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Imran Khan

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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Pakistan raises $1.1 billion with 3G, 4G licence auction 23 Apr 2014
Islamabad :  Pakistan on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country’s four existing mobile network providers. The government sold off four licences to provide 3G services, which allow broadband-speed internet on mobile phones, and one for superfast 4G connections. The total is close […]
Pakistan envoy ‘encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations 23 Apr 2014
New Delhi – Pakistan said Wednesday it was “encouraged” by comments from arch rival India’s election frontrunner Narendra Modi who stressed cooperation with foreign governments if he was elected prime minister. Hindu nationalist hardliner Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party are expected to vault to power at mammoth elections underway in India […]
Pakistan shows improvement on Business and Innovation Environment pillar 23 Apr 2014
QUETTA : Pakistan ensures technology affordability to businesses and individual consumers, announced by the Global Information Technology Report 2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). At the rank of 111 among 148 countries, Pakistans performance has been relatively stable on the Network Readiness Index 2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Pakistan lost 6 ranks […]
Pakistan attractive place for Austrian businessmen 23 Apr 2014
KARACHI : Gerd Bommer, Commercial Counselor Austria has said that positive reports about Pakistans economic stability, particularly during the past few months, have helped in improving the perception about Pakistan amongst Austrian businessmen who now find Pakistan as an attractive place for doing business and are thinking of undertaking joint ventures. Pakistans economic outlook is […]
Gas shortage to end by yearend: Dastgir 23 Apr 2014
KARACHI, Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khuram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday that government was serious and fully focused to solveg economic issues of the country and by the end of current year the gas shortage in the country would be overcome.   This he said while speaking to traders and industrials during his visit […]
Activists call to launch effective labour movement 23 Apr 2014
Karachi,  Humanitarian and rights activists, belong to the organizations dealing with disasters and floods have endorsed the initiative to launch an effective labour movement to bring social change in the country. While discussing the apathetic role of the state institutions and irresponsive approach of the civil society actors, they linked the issue of land reforms, […]
Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe 23 Apr 2014
Kabul  - Afghanistan’s preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes. Partial results from the April 5 election to succeed President Hamid Karzai have already been released, with former foreign minister […]
Bangladesh court orders opposition chief’s trial go ahead 23 Apr 2014
Dhaka  - A Bangladesh court ruled Wednesday opposition leader Khaleda Zia should stand trial for embezzlement in a case that could see her jailed for life, a prosecutor said. The High Court rejected the former two-time premier’s appeals to halt the trial, which had been expected to start on Monday after she was indicted on […]
India anti-graft champion Kejriwal accuses rivals of sell-out 23 Apr 2014
Varanasi (India)- Firebrand anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal accused his rivals in India’s elections on Wednesday of selling out to big business by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll their campaigns. As he arrived in Varanasi to file his nomination papers and line up a contest against frontrunner Narendra Modi, Kejriwal said India’s democratic […]
Indian Kashmir officials quit after rebel threats 23 Apr 2014
Srinagar (India)- At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country’s elections, residents said Wednesday. Hand-written notices announcing the resignations were posted in Tral area of the southern Kashmir valley where militants shot dead two officials and […]
Pakistan ministry demands TV station shutdown in shooting row 23 Apr 2014
Islamabad  - Pakistan’s defence ministry has asked for the country’s top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday. The ministry wrote to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) late on Tuesday asking it to cancel the broadcasting licence of […]
Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23 Apr 2014
Karachi – Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a battery of criminal cases, must wait a fortnight to learn if he will be given permission to go abroad to visit his sick mother. A court in Karachi on Wednesday adjourned a hearing on the retired general’s application to have a travel ban lifted so […]
Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season 23 Apr 2014
Kathmandu – Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides, as the government strove Wednesday to save the climbing season, a vital earner for the country. New Zealand-based Adventure Consultants lost three people in last Friday’s avalanche which struck a party of sherpas preparing routes for […]
Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of India election promises 23 Apr 2014
Mumbai  - After four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians’ tall promises at election time, when the city’s millions of shanty dwellers become sought-after voters. “The candidates just promise and say they will help, and then they do nothing,” said the 60-year-old grandmother, perched on the steps of […]

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