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 ready for military operation if Taliban talks fail 7 Mar 2014
Islamabad : Pakistan’s defence minister said Friday the government was committed to bringing peace through dialogue with the Taliban but warned a military operation could be launched if talks failed. The government announced on Thursday it was setting up a new committee to hold direct talks with the Taliban in a bid to accelerate the […]
Indian navy officer dies in Mumbai ship accident 7 Mar 2014
Mumbai : An Indian naval officer was killed and “some” dock workers were injured Friday in a gas leak aboard a yet-to-be commissioned naval ship, the defence ministry said. The accident was the 11th involving a naval vessel in the past 11 months, the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party said. “Commander Kuntal Wadhwa has […]
Probe after 41 children die in Pakistan desert community 7 Mar 2014
Karachi : Authorities in southern Pakistan on Friday ordered a probe into the death of 41 children who reportedly died of pneumonia and malnutrition in a stretch of the Thar desert. Officials were alarmed by media reports from Mithi, one of the least developed and most remote districts in southern Sindh province, suggesting that more […]
EU to send observers for Afghan elections 7 Mar 2014
Brussels : The European Union said Friday it will send observers to monitor presidential and local elections in Afghanistan next month, as US-led NATO forces prepare to withdraw by the end of the year. Thijs Berman, a Dutch member of the European Parliament, will lead a team of 15 observers for the polls at which […]
Indian shares hit record highs on hopes of new government 7 Mar 2014
Mumbai – India’s shares hit fresh a lifetime peak Friday, boosted by easing strain on public finances and hopes a pro-business government would soon be elected to bring economic growth back on track. The Bombay Stock Exchange’s benchmark index gained 2.08 percent from its previous close to reach a record of 21,960.89 points, while the […]
India’s Bharti linked with Carrefour in new retail tie-up 7 Mar 2014
New Delhi : Indian mobile giant Bharti said Friday it was scouting for a new partner to replace Walmart in a retail joint venture with reports saying it was in talks with France’s Carrefour and Japan’s AEON. The new partner would replace Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, with which Bharti had a strategic alliance that […]
French Embassy celebrates women’s day 7 Mar 2014
Islamabad : The French Embassy organized a reception on Friday to celebrate the International Womens Day with prominent Pakistani women, including human rights activists, artists, scholars and independent workers. The event also gathered media representatives and foreign diplomats. The Ambassador of France, Philippe Thibaud, praised the courage and the continuous efforts of the women and […]
Pakistan treason court rejects Musharraf objections 7 Mar 2014
Islamabad : Judges hearing treason charges against former Pakistan ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his challenges against the special tribunal. Lawyers for the former general had challenged the constitution of the court and appointment of judges, accusing them of bias against Musharraf, who appeared in person before judges for the first time last month […]
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage 7 Mar 2014
Washington : The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual. The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest tour of the United States, where he was welcomed Thursday in Washington by […]
Afghan president welcomes third child at age of 56 7 Mar 2014
New Delhi : Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to an embassy statement sent to AFP Friday. A baby girl was delivered at a private hospital in the New Delhi satellite town of Gurgaon earlier […]
Pakistan’s gaming industry breaks culture barriers 7 Mar 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) : It’s a city better known for its history and culture, but a new generation of mobile game developers is bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Pakistan’s Lahore. With open plan offices, mixed gender teams, gourmet catering and an emphasis on a fun atmosphere, the small but growing IT industry worth an […]
Benazir Bhutto’s niece nominated for fiction prize 7 Mar 2014
London: Fatima Bhutto, the niece of assassinated Pakistani former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has been nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the judges announced Friday. Bhutto is among 20 women on the long list for the award, which was formerly known as the Orange prize and is open to English-language novels from anywhere in […]
Pakistan to form group to talk directly with Taliban 6 Mar 2014
Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday announced it was setting up a state committee to hold direct talks with the Taliban in a bid to accelerate the peace process. Dialogue aimed at ending the Islamists’ seven-year insurgency, which has claimed thousands of lives, resumed on Wednesday following a two-week suspension after militants killed 23 kidnapped soldiers. […]
Importance of business-friendly policies underscored 6 Mar 2014
Karachi : The American Business Council of Pakistan (ABC) has urged the Government to formulate business friendly policies, improve the law and order situation and resolve the energy crisis to attract much needed foreign investment in different business segments of the country. In a statement issued after the first ABC CEO Roundtable meeting of CY2014 […]
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Pakistan: A Personal History Book