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Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi was born in Mianwali on November 25, 1952 to Ikramullah Khan Niazi Shermankhel and Shaukat Khanum. He is from the Niazi Pashtun Shermankhel tribe of Mianwali. His family is settled in Lahore, however, he still considers his background Pathan as per his autobiography (Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans).

Imran attended Aitchison College and the Cathedral school in Lahore until he finished middle school, then entered the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, before completing his formal schooling with an undergraduate degree in economics from Keble College, Oxford.

While at University, Imran Khan was also the captain of the Oxford University cricket team in 1974. He and his mother, Shaukat Khanum, come from a cricketing family - the Burkis, with two of his cousins, Javed Burki and Majid Khan, also having played Test cricket for Pakistan.

He is the finest cricketer Pakistan has ever produced, who is among the finest all-rounders and greatest fast bowlers the game has ever seen. He played Test cricket for Pakistan between 1971 and 1992, and was captain of the national team when they won their maiden World Cup in 1992.

After retiring from cricket, Imran Khan founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial cancer hospital & Research Centre in Lahore.

In 1997, he started a socio-political movement known as the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice). The main focus of his party is to bring justice to the people of Pakistan, largely via an independent judiciary. The party has Islamic overtones and is inspired partly by Imran Khan's renewed commitment to Islam.

As a politician, his vision is to turn Pakistan into a just society, based on humane values, by creating an independent and honest judiciary that will uphold democracy, protect human rights and ensure the rule of law and, by promoting a merit based system that provides equal opportunity for upward social mobility to the working classes. His political ideal is the famous poet-philosopher, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal.

Talking to Daily Telegraph of England about his political goal, Imran Khan said: "I want Pakistan to be a welfare state and a genuine democracy with a rule of law and an independent judiciary. We need decentralisation, empowering people at the grassroots."

He became a Member of Parliament for Mianwali in the October 2002 elections. He is very critical of the judicial system in Pakistan, which he says prevents accountability for the elite class. Initially he supported 1999 military coup of General Pervez Musharraf but late came in to the forefront against General Musharraf.

In 2005, as leader of his party Imran led a protest rally against the US-led coalition for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran and made statements denouncing the Musharraf-Bush coalition. During the visit of US President George W Bush to Pakistan in 2006, he was the only politician to attempt to hold a rally against Bush. The rally was stopped and Imran Khan was detained by the police.

Imran Khan is also a special representative of UNICEF and Chancellor of Bradford University. His honours include Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) in 1993 by the Pakistani government; Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1983.

In 1995 he married Jemima Khan, the daughter of the late British billionaire Sir James Goldsmith. Jemima Khan embraced Islam before she married Khan. They announced their divorce on June 22, 2004. They have two sons named Suleman Khan (born on November 10, 1999) and Qasim Khan. He is alleged to have a daughter out of wedlock with Sita White, daughter of Lord Gordy White, a few years before he married Jemima Goldsmith. A US judge ruled him to be the father of Tyrian White after he failed to appear for a DNA test.

Imran Khan is also the Chairman of the Mianwali Development Trust, which is building the Namal College in Mianwali as an associate college of Bradford University. The first phase of the college buildings has been completed.

Imran Khan, perhaps first Pakistani, is the Chancellor of the University of Bradford since December 7, 2005. He said the fifth Chancellor of the university and is also a patron of the Born in Bradford research project.

After imposition of the state of emergency by General Musharraf on November 3, 2007, Imran Khan was put under house arrest but his succeeded in slipping away. However, he was arrested from the University of Punjab campus in Lahore a few days later with help of the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. On November 19, 2007, he let out the word through his party members and family that he had begun a hunger strike. He was one of the 3,000 political prisoners released from imprisonment on November 21, 2007.


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KANDHKOT (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan stated Wednesday he will wait for Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in court for the case proceedings.
KANDHKOT: As part of his party's mass contact drive, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan, is arriving in Kashmore district of Sindh where he will address a large public gathering, Samaa reported.

Islamabad: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that scores of PML-N members wanted to join PTI since they were not happy with the leadership of their own party.
'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' actor Imran Khan managed to impress VJ and host Mini Mathur on her cooking show 'The Mini Truck'.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for what he termed an ineffective tour of Saudi Arabia.
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan criticised the prime minister's 'silence' during the recent Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan will take legal action against the government for detaining its vocal online activists under a controversial cybercrime law, a party spokesperson said on Monday.
cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has warned of nationwide anti-government protests after over 20 party activists were arrested for social media posts allegedly targeting the armed forces.
Sukkur: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Sunday welcomed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Sindh and also gave him a sound advice. "I will advise Imran Khan not to bring back the ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) elections on June 11, 2017 will be different from the one held in 2013, after its founding chairman, Imran Khan, announced that he would lead Imran's Panel, making little room for any other group to challenge him. How ...
Islamabad: PTI chief Imran Khan is likely to attend the proceedings of the Supreme Court bench which takes up the matter of implementation of Panamagate ...
How do we choose a person or leader over one another? It should be based on logics and rationality rather emotions and prejudice. But, sometimes our emotions overpower us.
Commenting on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Imran Khan said that Pakistan shouldn't have gone to the International Court Of Justice.
Quetta (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan arrived in Quetta to a warm reception as the zeal and zest of party workers was exemplary at the occasion.
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday accused the federal government of abusing the Cyber crime Law to victimize his party's social media activists.
In a related development, PTI Chairman Imran Khan again failed to file a reply to the contempt petition filed by Babar for his alleged remarks against the election Commission.
He accused Imran Khan of being a proclaimed offender and demanded that the PTI Chairman should present the money trail of his assets.

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday accused the federal government of abusing the cybercrime law to victimise his party's social media activists.
Islamabad: Canadian High Commissioner, Perry John Calderwood called on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan at Bani Gala on Tuesday.
ROSEAU (Dunya News) - Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah has equaled the record of Wasim Akram and Imran Khan by taking 25 Test wickets in one series.
Imran Khan should tell the people under which privilege he is using the KP government helicopter," the Dawn quoted Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan, as telling a news conference here.
Rawalpindi: (Dunya News) - Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi on Sunday took Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to the task, saying that while the PTI chairman criticised Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, ...
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that the Panama Papers leaks raising the subject of Sharif family's properties in London were just the tip of the iceberg.
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced Saturday that his party would hold intra-party elections on June 11.
Recently, Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, unsuccessfully tried to 'demystify' the legend of Imran Khan, claiming that Misbah has been a better skipper than Imran Khan. Perhaps he might have been trying to take some credit of ...
(Web Desk) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI Chairman Imran Khan condemned the recent suicide attack in Mastung in which at least 25 were martyred and dozens injured.
It is fascinating to see a politician in the making. The generation of journalists that started out in the dying days of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq's vile and oppressive rule, despite the darkness shrouding their prospects in the dismal 1980s, has turned out to ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan re-named Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as Drama Sharif for not fulfilling the promises regarding elimination of load shedding in the country.
Islamabad (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Thursday has summoned meeting of legal committee to discuss key issues including Dawn Leaks.
Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, has consistently demonstrated such a behaviour, over the past years, where he and his party is playing politics of belittling and maligning his political rivals from Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and ...
Hours after the Dawn Leaks issue was settled between Pakistan Army and the government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman reiterated his demand to make the inquiry report public, saying the nation was being 'kept in the dark'.
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday announced to produce money trail of London flat and Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.
Imran Khan appears to be in no mood to rest in his fight against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The cricketer-turned-politician's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file another petition against Sharif seeking a probe into allegations ...
Islamabad: The election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday restored the petition of Hashim Ali Bhutta regarding disqualification of PTI Chief Imran Khan and summoned response from him. Heading a five-member bench headed by Chief Election ...
Islamabad: Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) said on Tuesday that it would sue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court for receiving funds from al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the 1980s to promote jihad in Kashmir and ...
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday issued a legal notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan demanding a public apology for defamatory allegations that he was offered a Rs10 billion bribe by a close associate of the former ...
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, on Monday continued hearing a case filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi for the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. Submitting his ...
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mian Shahbaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to Imran Khan asking him to apologise, after the latter alleged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had offered a Rs10 billion (Dh350 million) bribe to maintain hissilence in the ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's marriage with Jemima Khan ended over a decade ago, longer than the marriage lasted, but seeing an exchange shared by the former Mrs Khan shows the two are still good friends.
Jemima sent Imran Khan FaceApped photos of their younger son Kasim as a woman, among other face-swaps that the popular mobile app allows.
London: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his former wife Jemima Khan had social media exchanges that brought the two back in spotlight over social media.
Without naming Imran Khan, the SC judge said a political party leader lied and misled people by giving the impression that all five judges had called the prime minister a liar in the verdict.
NOWSHERA: PTI chief Imran Khan has said there is no personal enmity between him and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and he is only struggling against the premier as he is standing between the nation and an ideal Pakistan, as envisioned by the ...
And that "something else" is Imran Khan (IK) toeing the line of Greek philosophy to attain public victory; that is how to connect with people effectively so that they can understand you properly.
NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that his lifelong struggle is not to become Prime Minister but to make a poverty-free Pakistan.
Lahore: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has filed a lawsuit against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for labeling bribe allegations on him and a legal notice has been sent to PTI chairman, media reports said. Spokesperson of ...
Lahore - Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has served a legal notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf supremo Imran Khan for levelling a 'baseless' allegation regarding bribe worth Rs10 billion offered to him to keep mum over Panama case.
"Misbah is a much better captain than Imran Khan, although Imran is a much bigger political personality," he said. "I respect Misbah as a person and am really impressed by what he has achieved as a captain, and his statistics and wins are testament to ...
Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday stayed election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from taking action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over violation of electoral code of conduct. It should be mentioned here that ...
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Sharhyar Khan on Thursday termed Misbahul Haq better captain than former skipper Imran Khan as he appeared before the ...




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