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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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Pakistan's famous cricket star turned opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday criticised US President Donald Trump as "ignorant and ungrateful" after the US leader accused Islamabad of harbouring terrorists. Khan also taunted the Trump Administration by challenging the American president to ...

Imran Khan, Pakistan's most famous sportsman and now its opposition leader, slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling him "ignorant and ungrateful" for his accusation that Pakistan harbors extremists. Khan appeared to criticize the U.S. military for its failure to secure a victory in ...
Islamabad: Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz Tuesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)' chief Imran Khan is scared to face the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in 2018 polls. Talking to Private news channel minister said the polls will be held in time, adding that there's no reason to have ...
Islamabad: Let's take you back to the conversation that took place between PTI chief Imran Khan and Dr Arif Alvi after the attack on PTV's office took ... When Dr Arif Alvi had informed Imran Khan about the attack on PTV's office, Imran had said that it would add pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ...

... socialist Pakistan Peoples Party to dislodge the military-feudal hold imran-khan- Khan has courted right-wing religious officials and is also seen to be close to the military establishment, which he denies. on the nation. But since Zardari became president in 2008, the PPP have become a diminished force.
Lahore: Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said that the sit-in protest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan is the biggest issue of the country, Samaa reported. He made the statement while speaking on Sunday. He said, "When we used to ask what is the biggest issue of Pakistan back in 2013 then the ...
Pakistan's Supreme Court has cleared opposition politician Imran Khan of failing to declare his assets. The former cricketer could have been banned from parliament. However, the secretary general of his PTI party, Jahangir Tareen was disqualified. Both men were accused of concealing details of some of ...
Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan claimed that Ishaq Dar is Nawaz Sharif's front man who has 52 luxurious villas in Dubai. Speaking in a ... Imran Khan asked why Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi did not disclose the details of the LNG agreement in the Parliament.
Islamabad: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) chapter of the Insaf student Federation (ISF) is staging a protest outside the Bani Gala residence of party chairman Imran Khan. The ISF is protesting against the appointment of Mian Iqbal as president youth wing of the Kurram Agency and plans ...
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced that he will visit Sindh's capital Karachi next week, Samaa reported. PTI Chairman said that that he is coming to Karachi next week to decide the future of former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari and his group. "We will decide ...
Islamabad: Applauding Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said other Muslim leaders should also follow in the footstep of the Turkish leader against US move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Speaking to media after appearing ...
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the resignation of Punjab's chief minister and law minister over the 2014 Model Town incident. In a tweet, the PTI chief said that after the release of the Justice Ali Najafi judicial commission report, Punjab Chief ...
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali has questioned the mental status of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, saying Imran Khan is "mentally unstable", Express News reported. "He [Imran] travels in a helicopter in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and when he comes to Punjab he gives lectures on ...
(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you'll live longer.) Criticising visiting London mayor Sadiq Khan for being a bit of a railu-katta, PTI chairman Imran Khan has said that Zac Goldsmith, his former brother-in-law and defeated mayoral candidate, would still have made a better mayor "I ...
Last month, Imran Khan, through his counsel, had surrendered himself before the ATC, which then approved the PTI chairman's bail for Rs200,000 in each case. The court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against him and declared him a proclaimed offender as he had not appeared in any hearing.

Islamabad: In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan bashed the Pakistan Muslim ...
Bakhtawar, in a tweet, said, "This side of Imran Khan is well hidden from the West & all his sponsors." Her tweet came in reaction to the PTI's ...
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 ...
Will leave politics if disqualified by SC: Imran Khan ... Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he would quit politics if ...
The Supreme Court on Tuesday concluded hearing a disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan but reserved ...
"Imran Khan sahib is a good politician and he should get married to Jemima again," Meera responded. The actress was also asked about her ...
cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan can attract pilgrims from Buddhist nations as he stressed on the need to ...
A quarter of a century ago, Imran Khan was one of the greatest and most charismatic sportsmen in the world. He had just led the Pakistan ...
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 ...
In his letter to PTI Chairman Imran Khan, MNA Dawar Khan Kundi stated that KP Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur has been a source if ...
As election year approaches, Imran Khan is the man to beat. And yet what lies between him and his coronation as the next prime minister of the ...
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 ...
Legspinner Imran Khan took seven wickets in the match and struck an important 84 unbeaten runs to lead Trinidad and Tobago's innings rout of Leeward Islands in North Sound. T&T's big win puts them more than five points clear of Jamaica for the second place, while Leeward, stuck with a solitary win after ...
LAYYAH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party will make Pakistan great again if they are elected into power, Samaa reported. Addressing a public meeting at Layyah on Monday, Khan said that PTI's first task when coming into power will be to demolish Governor ...
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 ...
Islamabad: Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Thursday claimed that Shah Mahmood Qureshi wants to take ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has lashed out at Khawaja Asif for his recent remarks regarding militants operating in the ...


 

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