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. 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|
18 August 2018 – 10 April 2022
|Preceded by||Nasirul Mulk (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Shehbaz Sharif|
|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|
13 August 2018 – 10 April 2022
|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.
On April 3, 2022, he told President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly after a no-confidence motion against him failed. However, four days later on April 7, the Supreme Court later said what Khan did was illegal. 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.
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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