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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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LAHORE: The commuters had to face severe traffic problems on the main arteries and roads of the provincial capital as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan arrived here to participate in the two-day membership campaign for his party and addressed different membership camps across ...
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has a "one-point agenda" of getting former premier Nawaz Sharif a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Khan responded to ...

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman has once against ruled out a political alliance with 'bitter' rivals, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) for the 2018 general elections. "There can be no alliance with corrupt leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari," Imran ...
Imran Khan arrived in Lahore earlier today on a two-day visit and reviewed membership drives ongoing at multiple camps of the political party. While addressing appointment holders of the organisation, Khan said that the Government of Punjab wasted people's money on metro bus project in Multan as ... Multan

The former Pakistan skipper, who scored a famous double century over India in Bengaluru in 2004 and also led his country to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2009, was speaking to Lord's Cricket Ground social media team when the question of his all-time XI came up. The team captained by Imran ...
"Then the captain, Imran Khan. The all-time favourite of Younus Khan." In the bowling department, Younus's choices were, once again, exceptional. "Sir Richard Hadlee. The great companion, the fastest bowler. After that the great Glenn McGrath from Australia. The way he performed everywhere made ...
PTI chief Imran Khan announced on Thursday that all PTI senators would throw their weight behind the incumbent Balochistan chief minister to elect a new ... Flanked by the Balochistan chief minister, Imran Khan said that his party would do all it can to ensure that a PML-N member did not become the ...
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has once again challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to contest the upcoming general election from a Karachi constituency against him. Speaking to reporters in Karachi on Wednesday, he said the residents of the city ...
KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has once again challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to contest the upcoming general election from Karachi against him. Speaking to reporters in Karachi on Wednesday, the PPP chief said the residents of the ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan has denied allegations of forgery in the documents regarding the construction of his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad. Counsel for Imran, Babar Awan appeared before the bench and gave an explanation regarding the ongoing case.
ISLAMABAD: Senior leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held a meeting at party chairman Imran Khan's residence on Tuesday in relation to the recent Senate elections. The meeting of the 'core group' included PTI MNAs Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Imran, leader Jahangir Tareen and ...
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb while addressing PML-N Youth Social Media Convention here Wednesday said that Imran Khan who was declared Sadiq and Ameen, submitted a fake NOC of the district ...
West Indies legendary fast bowler Courtney Walsh, hailed as one of the best bowlers ever, praised Pakistan's World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan by calling him the force that 'changed Pakistan cricket.' “A good captain must be able to bring in change and keep his footprint in the history books. This is ...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan demanded a response from PTI chief Imran Khan within one week regarding the alleged fake No Objection Certificate for his Bani Gala land. Proceedings were being conducted at the Supreme Court pertaining to the illegal construction on Bani Gala land ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan criticised on Thursday the latest hike in petroleum prices, saying the burden of masses is being increased. In a tweet, the PTI chief said it is shameful how the government refuses to collect taxes from the powerful. He claimed further that the government, ...

Chaudhry Nisar has shown dignity, says Imran Khan ... LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar has shown dignity by saying that he won't work under Maryam, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's ...
ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that his marriage with Bushra Manika was his 'third and last innings'. Imran Khan made the aforementioned statement during Nadeem Malik Live while giving an exclusive interview to the Samaa anchor. The PTI chief also spoke on other issues such as ...
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday hosted his valima reception at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad. He had earlier extended an invitation for the ceremony to party leaders closely associated with him. The reception was attended by PTI members Arif Alvi, ...
The disarming Pakistani cricketer's first marriage — nine years long — was the stuff of romance novels. His second, a cliffhanger. Will third time be the charm for the ex-playboy? "Why did you play Richard Had lee on the backfoot?” Imran Khan asked Sanjay Manjrekar many years ago, when both were ...
ISLAMABAD: Social media exploded with jokes and memes when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former cricketer Imran Khan on Sunday announced his third marriage with Bushra Maneka, who was his spiritual adviser. Hours after the PTI officially confirmed the 65-year-old's marriage, the hashtag ...
Pakistani politician and former playboy cricketer Imran Khan has married a woman described as his spiritual adviser, party officials said, the third wedding for the World Cup champion once touted as Pakistan's most eligible bachelor. Khan, 65, married Bushra Wattoo in a private ceremony attended by ...
Pakistani cricket-legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has announced his marriage to a faith healer, confirming over a year of widespread speculation that he was to remarry. A member of Pakistan's National Assembly and a leading opposition voice in the country, as a world-class cricketer Khan had a ...
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that he will contest the general elections 2018 from Karachi, adding that the metropolis for the first time will have the best chance for change. The PTI chief was addressing a gathering in the city's Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, where ...
In 2011, Imran Khan finally abandoned his long cherished goal of a 'new Pakistan' when he finally embraced the same template followed by his political rivals. The mammoth rally he addressed at the Minar-e-Pakistan in October 2011 made him believe that he was a political force to be reckoned with.
Mohammad Shami's love life is at the centre of a controversy. While he looks to salvage his reputation, we take a look at other such messy affairs in cricket. Mohammed Shami. When controversy takes centre stage: Mohammad Shami, Imran Khan and other messy affairs in. The Indian pacer is ...
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Feb, 2018 ):Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbassi Monday questioned that how Imran Khan could be a well wisher of anyone since he separated a well settled family and got married to the woman. In a press statement issued here, ...
LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan tied the knot with Bushra Maneka at a simple ceremony in Lahore on Sunday, the party's spokesperson confirmed. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary confirmed the development, saying that the ceremony was held at Maneka's residence.
Pakistani politician and former playboy cricketer Imran Khan has married a woman described as his spiritual adviser, party officials said, the third wedding for the World Cup champion once touted as Pakistan's most eligible bachelor. Khan, 65, married Bushra Wattoo in a private ceremony attended by ...
Okay, I get it. It's his personal matter and like the time he married and divorced Reham Khan, I didn't want to comment on it. But it's not my fault that Twitter is keeping #MubarakImranKhan a top trend, 2 days on. I had to go and look. And just when I did, I knew I had to curate these memes for you and you can ...
Pakistani cricket-legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has announced his marriage to a faith healer, confirming over a year of widespread speculation that he was to remarry. A member of Pakistan's National Assembly and a leading opposition voice in the country, as a world-class cricketer Khan had a ...
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan married Bushra Maneka, a respected Pir [faith healer] in Pakpattan, in "a simple ceremony" in Lahore on Sunday, the party's spokesperson told DawnNews. Confirming Khan's third marriage, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said that the ceremony was ...
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and her daughter Maryam Nawaz should stop trying to fool the nation. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Khan tweeted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders should stop trying ...
Imran Khan, the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, is roaring along the Pakistani campaign trail in his armoured car. Horns honk. Crowds yell. Superfans on motorbikes race after him. Thousands line the road with his flags in the small Punjabi city of Mandi Bahauddin. There is a thud on the roof.
In an interview with a private news channel a couple of months ago, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak had admitted that PTI chief Imran Khan was not aware of technical matters when it came to generation of electricity in the province. Pervaiz Khattak made the aforementioned statement ...
There are times when I almost feel sorry for Imran Khan. Every time he makes a statement blaming Nawaz Sharif or some other opposition leader, something similar ends up happening to make him eat humble pie. For instance, when he proclaimed that he didn't believe in dynasty politics like the Sharifs ...
The provincial government recorded in its books a total expense of Rs2.1 million at approximately Rs28,865 per hour for Imran Khan's 40 trips on the two helicopters -- an Mi-171 and an Ecureuil. Similar trips using a private helicopter would have cost the PTI chief tens of millions of rupees, according to ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated the Supreme Court for awarding one-month jail term to PML-N's Senator Nehal Hashmi over his outburst against judiciary. Hashmi was charged with contempt of court he criticized judiciary and members of a ...
A week after the top court censured the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police department over its performance, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan came to its rescue on Thursday, saying the provincial paramilitary force enjoyed the best approval rating in the country. In a series of tweets, Imran ...
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Energy and Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari on Thursday categorically rejected allegations leveled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak and termed them totally baseless. In a statement issued ...
ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court of Islamabad has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on February 15 and 26 in SSP Asmatullah Junejo torture case and ... The charge sheet named PTI chief Imran Khan as a suspect and included a list of 14 witnesses against the party chief.
According to GEo TV, Imran Khan has been asked to give an unconditional apology and pay Rs. one billion in damages within 14 days. ... The legal notice has been attached with a gist of all the lies and falsehood that Imran Khan has been spreading with no fear of any accountability and against all norms ...
LAYYAH (Dunya News) – Punjab chief minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has lashed out at political opponents of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in an address delivered to a public rally on Tuesday by saying that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is a liar and cannot deserve people's ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday said both Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are attacking Supreme Court and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as they know that they will be convicted in the corruption references. Taking resort to the ...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday a legal team of his party will collect evidence relating to the Punjab government's alleged corruption in executing development projects in the province. He was apparently responding to Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif who had earlier ...
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Imran Khan has been served with a legal notice demanding that he issue an unconditional public apology and pay Rs 1 billion in “token” damages for making numerous defamatory statements against the Jang-Geo Group and its Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Mir ...
Next week it is going to be six months since Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court and ordered to undergo a trial. That day — Friday July 28th, 2017 — was heralded as the beginning of the end of the Sharif dynasty. That day Imran Khan was heralded as the prime minister-in-waiting and the ...
Even though Imran Khan has a celebrity presence of his own, Mahira Khan and Maya Ali, graced the occasion. They are brand ambassadors of the SKMH Breast Cancer ... Imran Khan said people have promised to donate $ 1 million to SKMH Karachi. And we got pledges for almost $ 1 million to be paid ...
On Wednesday, during Pakistan Awami Tehreek's rally Sheikh Rashid repeatedly cursed the parliament and announced his resignation from his National Assembly seat. Imran Khan said he would consider quitting the assemblies on the grounds that parliament had lost its utility in protecting people's rights.


 

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