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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JI warns campaign against privatization 11 Dec 2013
Lahore, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has announced launching of a full scale campaign against the sellout of important national institutions in the name of privatization, with the active support of political and religious parties besides workers. In his presidential address at an all parties anti Privatization conference at Mansoora, he said […]
NA sitting adjourned due to lack of quorum 11 Dec 2013
Islamabad : The National Assembly continued debate on the price-hike of various commodities across the country during the fifth sitting of its seventh session on Wednesday, however, it was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation. Nine lawmakers belonging to PML-N, PPPP, […]
PAK-SOUTH AFRICA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP HOLDS CONDOLENCE REFERENCE IN... 11 Dec 2013
Islamabad : Rich tributes were paid to legendary leader Mr. Nelson Mandela at a condolence reference organized by Pak- South African Parliamentary Friendship Group (PFG) at Parliament House, Islamabad. This was the first formal meeting of Pak South African PFG headed by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Convener of the PFG Dr. Nafisa Shah […]
Sindh demands plea-bargain power for anti-corruption department 11 Dec 2013
Karachi : Sindh Minister for Prisons, Mines and Anti-Corruption, Manzoor Hussain Wassan, on Wednesday said that provincial government had taken a step forward to end corruption in the province and he was hopeful that till next year, the corruption rate in the province would come down to a great extent. Addressing a seminar on good […]
Obesity serious health problem worldwide: scientists 11 Dec 2013
KARACHI, Obesity is an emerging challenge and a serious health problem worldwide; it is associated with many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and certain cancers. The effective use of the indigenous knowledge and resources is need of the time for the betterment of humanity. Diabetes mellitus affects over 170 million people worldwide. Studies […]
India reinstates ban on gay sex 11 Dec 2013
New Delhi – India’s Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world’s biggest democracy. A two-judge bench struck down a landmark Delhi High Court ruling in 2009 which found that section 377 of the Indian penal code […]
Church warns of ‘foreign intervention’ in Sri Lanka 11 Dec 2013
Colombo – The Catholic church Wednesday warned Sri Lanka’s government of foreign intervention unless it works towards reconciliation and addresses allegations of war crimes against Tamil separatists. Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said he was urging President Mahinda Rajapakse and the main ethnic Tamil party to hammer out a political settlement or risk an […]
Suicide bomb targets NATO convoy outside Kabul airport 11 Dec 2013
Kabul – A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a NATO military convoy entering Kabul airport on Wednesday, killing himself but causing no other casualties. The blast was heard across the Afghan capital, which has seen a recent drop in insurgent attacks after several high-profile strikes earlier this year. “We can confirm a […]
40 days in chains: Afghan shrine ‘cures’ evil spirits 11 Dec 2013
Samar Khel (Afghanistan) – All it took to land Din Muhammed in a cell at an Afghan shrine, chained up and living on bread for 40 days, was an argument with his father. Muhammad was forced to undergo the traditional “cure” at the shrine of Mia Ali Baba, outside the eastern city of Jalalabad, to […]
IOC maintains Indian suspension 11 Dec 2013
Lausanne – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Tuesday that a suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was being maintained. The IOC suspended India in December last year for flouting the Olympic charter in its election process. Bach said that if the question of autonomy no longer posed a problem, the proposals […]
BIEK announces Class-XI commerce result 11 Dec 2013
KARACHI, The controller of examinations Board of Intermediate Education Karachi, Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti, on Wednesday announced the result of higher secondary certificate Part-1 (class-XI) annual examination commerce group (regular). There were 33388 registered candidates, 32708 appeared in the exam. As many as 12547 candidates passed all seven papers, 6897 six papers, 4582 five papers, […]
NAB says 250 corruption cases in process 11 Dec 2013
KARACHI, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General Wajid Ali Durrani said that the NAB was dealing with 250 corruption cases while the Bureau had so far ensured recovery of Rs 1.5 billion. Talking on the occasion a walk on anti-corruption week here Wednesday, he said every efforts is being made to eradicate corruption from […]
Many small and medium surgical instruments manufacturing units closed due to ... 11 Dec 2013
SIALKOT , As many as 200 small and medium surgical instruments manufacturing units have been closed by their owners due to stoppage of the gas supply to surgical industry of Sialkot by the government. Expressing grave concern over this situation, several perturbed surgical instruments venders, manufacturers and industrialists said that they had no option but […]
Govt gives highest priority to economic development: Ahsan 11 Dec 2013
Islamabad ,Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the government assigns highest priority to economic development‚ as only a stronger economy can ensure our security and overcome challenges. Addressing a seminar organized by Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) in Islamabad Wednesday‚ he said international community has expressed their overwhelming confidence to the […]
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