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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Mourning day observed in Karachi 1 Sep 2014
KARACHI, On the call of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a mourning day was observed here on Sunday against police torture on media men and political protesters in Islamabad. The PTI leaders and workers staged sit-ins on Shahrah-e-Faisal at Nursery and Do Talwar in Clifton. They shouted slogans against Islamabad […]
‘Political instability to result in increased debt burden’ 1 Sep 2014
KARACHI, The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said continued political instability had compromised government’s ability to generate revenues which would result in increased debt burden and inflation. Generally, governments rely on taxes, exports, debt and printing currency to meet their expanses but Pakistan has last two options as there is no desire […]
‘Govt, opposition fail to prove themselves decent’ 1 Sep 2014
KARACHI, Pasban Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor on Sunday expressed concern over the tense political situation after the government and the opposition failed to prove itself civilized. Addressing a meeting at the party office, Shakoor said that started from Independence Day, protests which eventually turned into violent, were feared from the first day. Shakoor said that […]
Rasheed says Imran Khan did not trust his own dialogue committee 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has said that government had held positive talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders. Talking to a private TV channel Rasheed regretted that Imran Khan did not trust his own dialogue committee and provoked his party workers against the state. The minister said the government will never shut the doors of […]
Fresh clashes between law-enforces, protesters leave more injured 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, Fresh clashes erupted between law-enforcers and protesters in Islamabad on Sunday as protesters attempted to march towards the Prime Minister House. Police are using tear-gas and rubber bullets, while protesters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are responding with pelting stones and other things. Clashes came on the 14th day of […]
Terrorism, attempted murder cases to be lodged against PM Sharif: Dr. Tahirul... 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri made it clear that terrorism and attempted murder cases would be lodged against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others. While addressing his workers on Sunday morning he stated’ “I and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan are brothers fighting for the same cause’. PAT Chief said that […]
PTI President Javed Hashmi alleges Imran Khan break his pledge 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, The PTI President Javed Hashmi distance himself from party chief Imran Khan stated that party chairman broke his pledge to the party of not moving forward from Constitution Avenue. Criticising Imran’s decision, Hashmi stated, “It does not happen in any country in the world that people pick up sticks and protest outside the PM […]
PTI Chief says to file murder case against Prime Minister Sharif 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, ) The chairman of PTI Imran Khan asked all party workers across the country to come out on the streets even if it required breaking barriers to reach the location. While addressing his supporters on Sunday he stated that all Pakistanis should rise against the government. “Civil servants should not follow the illegal orders […]
Anti-government protest continues, 498 people injured 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, As many as 498 people were injured in the ongoing clashes between police and the anti-government protesters in Islamabad. The clashes that erupted late Saturday turned violent after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters. Thousands of workers of politician Imran Khan and PAT Chief Tahir ul Qadri have been […]
PTI is part of international conspiracy against country’s development: Ahsan 1 Sep 2014
Islamabad, Minister for Planning and Developing Ahsan Iqbal has said he is convinced that innocent people were used as tool to sabotage the upcoming visit of Chinese President to Islamabad. In an interview, he said PTI is part of international conspiracy against Pakistan’s development agenda. The minister said the sit-inners are doing the politics of […]
Naundero journalists deplore attack on media persons 1 Sep 2014
NAUNDERO, Journalists of Naundero took out a rally and held a demonstration here on Sunday against police attacks on media persons in Islamabad. The police baton-charged the media persons while covering PAT Revolution and PTI Independence Marches in Islamabad. The journalists, Nasser Jamal Dawoodpoto, Rashid Abro, Mansoor Soomro, Salim Solang and, Rahmat Morio strongly condemned […]
230 injured as police clash with protesters in Islamabad 30 Aug 2014
Islamabad : At least 230 people were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, broke out after around 25,000 people marched from parliament to the prime minister’s house, […]
Pakistan PM dismisses political crisis as ‘tiny storm’ 30 Aug 2014
Islamabad - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday dismissed a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as “a tiny storm” that would be ended soon. Thousands of supporters of opposition leader Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have been camped outside parliament since August 15 demanding Sharif quit, claiming the […]
Pakistan border ceasefire violations ‘provocative’: India 30 Aug 2014
New Delhi : India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. On Saturday, a soldier died in Indian Kashmir in a clash with suspected rebels near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), […]
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