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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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Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Senator Pervaiz Rasheed on Sunday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan ...
Islamabad: In her reaction to the PTI chief's tweet, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that the word "puppet" is ...
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday concluded hearing a disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan but reserved ...

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday reserved verdict in petitions seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ...
Islamabad: The Supreme Court will hear today the disqualification case on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan and leader ...
Lahore: Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that only Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is calling for ...
Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that apprentice of late military dictator Zia-ul-Haq is lecturing his party ...
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ATTOCK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that only honest people will join his party's leadership, Samaa ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, while addressing his party's rally in Dhur Kot area of Punjab on Thursday, said the ...

Islamabad (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over ...
Positive criticism plays a pivotal part in any democratic dispensation. There are several grounds on which one can criticise the PTI's functioning ...
Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan denounced the protocol under which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was taken to ...
A Pakistani cleric with ties to the opposition leader Imran Khan has been accused of ordering the murder of a social media star who was ...
Islamabad: PTI Chairman Imran Khan stated on Tuesday that his party would oppose any legislation aimed at delaying the General elections ...
Karachi: Sindh Minister for Industries Manzoor Hussain Wassan, who is known for making political predictions, said that PTI Chairman Imran ...
Pakistan's opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by former cricket hero Imran Khan, swept to a comfortable by-election victory on the edge ...
Pakistan's opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by former cricket hero Imran Khan, swept to a comfortable by-election victory on the edge ...
Karachi: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that youngsters are Pakistan's future, Samaa reported. Addressing ...
CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed that Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif goes to London 'wearing ...
CHITRAL: Early elections are called when a ruler's mandate becomes questionable, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan ...
Upper Dir: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday slammed the 'VIP protocol' given to the members of Sharif family ...
cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has expressed shock over the omission of Sikhism from Pakistan's national census and called for rectifying the "mistake".
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan stand next to electoral poster of Khan at the venue of an election campaign meeting by Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Islamabad on May 9, 2013.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan slammed Jammiat-Ullema-Islam-Fazl ur Rehman (JUI-F) leadership over publishing a 'bigoted' job advertisement in newspaper.
Islamabad - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday moved Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to take notice of ...
Islamabad: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif rejoiced after Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a review petition seeking his disqualification over alleged rigging in election on Monday.
ATTOCK: government is misappropriating tax money to post advertisements, alleged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan on Sunday. The government has misused public funds for their own personal means. They have used around Rs25 ...
Islamabad: PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that the next edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be staged entirely in Pakistan by his party's government.
Islamabad (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman believes that Speaker Ayaz Sadiq had no justification to stay at his position in National Assembly, adding that it was the political right and duty of the NA opposition to hold PM Nawaz ...
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has asked National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq to resign after the election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed disqualification references against him and PTI general secretary Jahangir ...
The "Billion Tree tsunami", which involves adding trees both by planting and natural regeneration, is backed by cricketing legend Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which governs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It aims to turn around ...
Peshawar: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior vice president Amir Muqam has asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan not to pressure the Supreme Court in the Panama leaks case by spreading false Propaganda and said his party would ...
The hospital was founded by Pakistan's former cricket hero Imran Khan who came under harsh criticism for his controversial remarks against the foreign players who played the final in Lahore representing Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.
Islamabad The Pakistan government has decided to take action against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan under cybercrime and defamation laws for what it described as trying to influence the Supreme Court's (SC) judgment in the ...
NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to expel Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) lawmaker Javed Latif from the National Assembly.
If Imran Khan were serious about social justice - as he always claims - then he would give more time and consideration to his thoughts.
Imran Khan forthrightly opposed the idea of organizing the final of PSL in Lahore, Pakistan, considering the situation of security, unwillingness of many foreign players to participate in the final and most importantly the staggering number of security ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will inaugurate Qazi Hussain Ahmad Medical Complex in Noshehra today, reported Waqt News.
NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday called for the expulsion of Javed Latif from National Assembly.
Islamabad: Iffat Hassan Rizvi, a journalist who has allegedly been threatened since she posted the video of Imran Khan making insulting remarks for foreign players, met the PTI chairman at Bani Gala on Friday, Samaa reported.
ONLY last Monday, I was reminded of Gen Ziaul Haq with a somewhat strange reference to one of the top political leaders in this democratic Pakistan of ours.
Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan voiced displeasure over the announcement of prize to Peshawar Zalmi and demanded explanation from Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak.


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