Imran Khan

Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2018 to 2022 and former cricketer

Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی) (born 5 October 1952) is a Pakistani politician. He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2018 to 2022. In 2022 Pakistani By-Elections he win 4 National Assembly seats from Punjab and 1 from Sindh.[28] Before entering politics Khan was a cricketer and played for international cricket for two decades in the late 20th century.[29][30]


Imran Khan

عمران خان
Khan at the WEF in 2020
22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
18 August 2018 – 10 April 2022
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Preceded byNasirul Mulk (Caretaker)
Succeeded byShahbaz Sharif
Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
In office
25 April 1996 – 2 December 2023
Vice-ChairmanShah Mehmood Qureshi
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byGohar Ali Khan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
16 October 2022[1] – 17 January 2023
Preceded byAbid Sher Ali[2][3]
Succeeded byChangaiz Ahmed Khan Kakar[4]
ConstituencyNA-108 (Faisalabad-VIII)[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
In office
16 October 2022 – 19 February 2023
Preceded byHaji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour[12][13][14]
ConstituencyNA-31 Peshawar-V
In office
18 October 2022 – 4 February 2023
Preceded byAimal Wali Khan[15]
ConstituencyNA-24 Charsadda-II[16]
In office
17 October 2022 – 10 August 2023
Preceded byMaulana Mohammad Qasim[17][18]
ConstituencyNA-22 Mardan-III[19][20]
In office
13 August 2018 – 21 October 2022
Preceded byObaidullah Shadikhel
ConstituencyNA-95 Mianwali-I
In office
19 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
Preceded byHanif Abbasi
ConstituencyNA-56 Rawalpindi-VI
In office
10 October 2002 – 3 November 2007
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byNawabzada Malik Amad Khan
ConstituencyNA-71 Mianwali-I
Personal details
Born
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi

(1952-11-25) 25 November 1952 (age 71)
Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)
Jemima Goldsmith
(m. 1995; div. 2004)

Reham Khan
(m. 2015; div. 2015)

Bushra Bibi (m. 2018)
Domestic partnerEmma Sergeant (1982–1986)
Sita White (1987–1991)[21][22]
Kristiane Backer (1992–1994)[23]
Children3
ParentsIkramullah Khan Niazi (father) Shaukat Khanum (mother)
ResidenceIslamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
EducationKeble College, Oxford (BA)
Net worthRs. 1.4 billion (Template:PKRConvert/USD)[24]
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website
Nickname(s)Kaptaan[25][26]
Personal information
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in) [27]
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 88)3 June 1971 v England
Last Test2 January 1992 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 175)31 August 1974 v England
Last ODI25 March 1992 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 88 175 382 425
Runs scored 3,807 3,709 17,771 10,100
Batting average 37.69 33.41 36.79 33.22
100s/50s 6/18 1/19 30/93 5/66
Top score 136 102* 170 114*
Balls bowled 19,458 7,461 65,224 19,122
Wickets 362 182 1287 507
Bowling average 22.81 26.61 22.32 22.31
5 wickets in innings 23 1 70 6
10 wickets in match 6 0 13 0
Best bowling 8/58 6/14 8/34 6/14
Catches/stumpings 28/– 36/– 117/– 84/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 5 November 2014

Cricket career

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Khan started his career as a first-class cricketer in Lahore in 1968. During his studies at the University of Oxford, he also played for their Blue's Cricket team.[31] In 1971, he played his first international test match for Pakistan against England.[32] In 1974, he played his first One-day international against England.[32]

Khan also became the second fastest all-rounder to reach the mark of 3000 runs and 300 wickets. He also has the second best batting average in test cricket at position 6.[33]

Khan became the captain of Pakistan side in 1982, becoming one of the most successful captains with 91 wins in tests and ODIs.[34]

Political career

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Khan became a politician in the mid-1990s by founding his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996. He made a cancer hospital, Shaukat Khanum, in memory of his mother who also died of cancer. He supported president Pervez Musharraf from 1999.[35] In 2007, he changed his view and then opposed Musharraf.[36]

On July 26, 2018, Khan was elected Prime Minister despite many people accusing Khan's campaign of rigging the election.[37] Khan took oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan on 18 August 2018.[38]

On April 3, 2022, he told President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly after a no-confidence motion against him failed.[39] However, four days later on April 7, the Supreme Court later said what Khan did was illegal.[40] A motion of no confidence was soon passed against Khan on April 10, 2022 becoming the first prime minister in Pakistan to be removed from office by a vote of no confidence.[41][42][43]

On November 3, 2022, in Wazirabad, Punjab, Khan was shot while giving a speech, but he survived the assassination attempt.

On May 9, 2023 Khan was arrested for corruption at the High Court in Islamabad.[44] On January 30, 2024, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for revealing state secrets.[45][46]

References

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