Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی) (born 5 October 1952) is a Pakistani politician. He is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan. Before entering politics Khan was a cricketer and played for international cricket for two decades in the late 20th century.
|22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Assumed office |
18 August 2018
|Preceded by||Nasirul Mulk (Acting)|
|Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Assumed office |
25 April 1996
|Deputy||Shah Mehmood Qureshi|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
13 August 2018
|Preceded by||Obaidullah Shadikhel|
19 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
|Preceded by||Hanif Abbasi|
|Succeeded by||Sheikh Rashid Shafique|
10 October 2002 – 3 November 2007
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan|
|Chancellor of the University of Bradford|
7 December 2005 – 7 December 2014
|Preceded by||The Baroness Lockwood|
|Succeeded by||Kate Swann|
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi
5 October 1952
Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
(m. 1995; div. 2004)
(m. 2015; div. 2015)
Bushra Bibi (m. 2018)
|Domestic partner||Emma Sergeant (1982–1986)|
Sita White (1987–1991)
Kristiane Backer (1992–1994)
|Parents||Ikramullah Khan Niazi (father) Shaukat Khanum (mother)|
|Residence||Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan|
|Education||Keble College, Oxford (BA)|
Pride of Performance (1983)
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Test debut (cap 88)||3 June 1971 v England|
|Last Test||2 January 1992 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 175)||31 August 1974 v England|
|Last ODI||25 March 1992 v England|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 5 November 2014
Khan became a politician in the mid-1990s. Currently, besides running his own political party, Khan is also a charity worker and cricket commentator. He made 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.
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. In 1971, he played his first international test match for Pakistan against England. In 1974, he played his first One-day international against England.
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.
Khan became the captain of Pakistan side in 1982, becoming one of the most successful captains with 91 wins in tests and ODIs.
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