Achievements of Imran Khan
Imran Khan Niazi born 25 November 1952 known as Imran Khan Son of Ikram ullah Khan Niazi
Imran Khan was Born in Lahore in a Punjabi Speaking Family of Pathan origin, his Father Was, a civil engineer. Although long settled in Mianwali in northwestern Punjab, the family are of Pashtun ethnicity and belong to the Niazi Shermankhel tribe.
A quiet and shy boy in his youth, Khan grew up with his four sisters in relatively upper middle-class circumstances and received a privileged education. He was educated at the Cathedral School in Lahore, the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England, where he excelled at cricket, and at Aitcheson College, Lahore. In 1972, he enrolled to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Keble College, Oxford (England) where he graduated with a second-class degree in Politics and a third in Economics. Imran Khan’s mother hailed from the Burki family which had produced several successful hockey players.. as well as cricketers such as Javed Burki and Majid Khan.. Early in life, Imran Khan developed an interest in cricket, which is an extremely popular sport in Pakistan.
Imran Khan made a lackluster first-class cricket debut at the age of sixteen in Lahore. By the start of the 1970s, he was playing for his home teams of Lahore A then he Play For Lahore B ,Lahore Green and, eventually, Lahore (1970–71) . Imran Khan was part of Oxford University’s Blues Cricket team during the 1973–75 seasons. At Worcestershire, where he played county cricket from 1971 to 1976, he was regarded as only an average medium pace bowler. During this decade, other teams represented by Khan include Dawood Industries and Pakistan International Airlines .From 1983 to 1988, he played for Sussex.
In 1971, Khan made his Test cricket debut against England at Birmingham. Three years later, he debuted in the One Day International (ODI) match, once again playing against England at Nottingham for the Prudential Trophy. After graduating from Oxford and finishing his tenure at Worcestershire, he returned to Pakistan in 1976 and secured a permanent place on his national team starting from the 1976–77 season,..His credentials as one of the fastest bowlers of the world started to establish when he finished third at 139.7 km/h in a fast bowling contest at Perth in 1978, behind Jeff Thomson (Australia) and Michael Holding (w.Indies) but ahead of Dennis Lillee, Garth Le Roux (South Africa) and Andy Roberts (w.Indies).
As a fast bowler Imran Khan reached the peak of his powers in 1982. In 9 Tests, he got 62 wickets at 13.29 each, the lowest average of any bowler in Test history with at least 50 wickets in a calendar year. In January 1983, playing against India, he attained a Test bowling rating of 922 points. Although ICC player ratings did not exist at the time Imran Khan’s form and performance during this period ranks third in the ICC’s All-Time Test Bowling Rankings
Imran Khan Captaincy
At the height of his career, in 1982, the thirty-year-old Imran Khan took over the captaincy of the Pakistan cricket team from Javed Miandad. As a captain, Khan played 48 Test matches, out of which 14 were won by Pakistan, 8 lost and the rest of 26 were drawn. He also played 139 ODIs, winning 77, losing 57 and one tied.
In the team’s second match under his leadership, Imran Khan led them to their first Test win on English soil for 28 years at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Imran Khan’s first year as captain was the peak of his legacy as a fast bowler as well as an all-rounder. He recorded the best Test bowling of his career while taking 8 wickets for 58 runs against Sri Lanka at Lahore in 1981–82. He also topped both the bowling and batting averages against England in three Test series in 1982, taking 21 wickets and averaging 56 with the bat. Later the same year, he put up a highly acknowledged performance in a home series against the formidable Indian team by taking 40 wickets in six Tests at an average of 13.95.
By the end of this series in 1982–83, Khan had taken 88 wickets in 13 Test matches over a period of one year as captain.
In 1987, Khan led Pakistan to its first ever Test series win in India, which was followed by Pakistan’s first series victory in England the same year. During the 1980s, his team also recorded three creditable draws against the West Indies. India and Pakistan co-hosted the 1987 World Cup, but neither ventured beyond the semi-finals. Imran Khan retired from international cricket at the end of the World Cup. In 1988, he was asked to return to the captaincy by the president Of Pakistan, General Zia-Ul-Haq, and on 18 January, he announced his decision to rejoin the team. Soon after returning to the captaincy, Khan led Pakistan to another winning tour in the West Indies, which he has recounted as “the last time I really bowled well”. He was declared Man of the Series against West Indies in 1988 when he took 23 wickets in 3 tests.
Khan’s career-high as a captain and cricketer came when he led Pakistan to victory in the fifth edition of the Benson & Hedges World Cup Cricket World Cup1992 (Australia). Playing with a brittle batting line-up, Khan promoted himself as a batsman to play in the top order along with Javed Miandad, but his contribution as a bowler was minimal. At the age of 39, Khan took the winning last wicket himself.
After Winning fifth edition of the Benson & Hedges World Cup Cricket World Cup1992 Imran Khan permanently retired From All Kind Of International Cricket with Lots of Respects and Great Memories .
He got every Recognized Cricket Award From All Around The World Such as
- University of Oxford’s Hall of Fame
- The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket.
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year
- Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year
- he had also received the president’s Pride of Performance Award
- In 1992, Khan was given Pakistan’s civil award, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz
- On 8 July 2004, Khan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian
- he also was given Jinnah award.
- He was Also one of fifty-five cricketers inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Imran Khan Political Career
In 1996, Khan founded a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emphasized on anti-corruption policies.
Imran Khan said in a statement “Very rarely do you see a country on the edge where it can change its destiny—where you move from the stagnant, corrupt society to a vibrant country with a future.”
“If we can get this right, we hope to have a new Pakistan, a completely different country from what it is now.”
His newly formed party was unable to win a Single seat during the 1997 Pakistani general election. Imran Khan supported General Pervez Musharraf’s military coup in 1999 believing Musharraf would “end corruption’s Cancerand clear out the political mafias From Pakistan.
According to Imran Khan, he was Musharraf’s choice of prime minister in 2002 but turned down the offer. The 2002 Pakistani general election were held in October across 272 constituencies. Khan anticipated doing well in the elections and was prepared to form a coalition if his party did not get a majority of the vote. He was elected from the NA-71 constituency of Mianwali and being the only party member to have secured his seat, PTI won only 0.8% of the popular vote During this Time. Khan, who was sworn in as an MP on 16 November. remained part of the Standing Committees on Kashmir and Public Accounts, and expressed legislative interest in Foreign Affairs, Education and Justice.
On 6 May 2005, Khan became one of the first Muslim figures to criticize a 300-word Newsweek story about the alleged desecration of the Qur’an in a U.S. military prison at the Notorious Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Khan held a press conference to denounce the article and demanded that president Pervez Musharraf secure an apology from the American president George W. Bush for the incident In June 2007, the federal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Sher Afghan Khan Niazi and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party filed separate ineligibility references against Imran Khan, asking for his disqualification as member of the National Assembly on grounds of immorality. Both references, filed on the basis of articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan, were rejected on 5 September.
Most of our mainstream politicians make money through politics and then use politics to protect that money. … I’m not interested in those kinds of politicians.
On 2 October 2007, as part of the All Parties Democratic Movement, Khan joined 85 other MPs to resign from Parliament in protest of the presidential election scheduled for 6 October, which General Musharraf was contesting without resigning as army chief.
On 3 November 2007, Khan was put under house arrest at his father’s home hours after president Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan. Khan had demanded the death penalty for Musharraf after the imposition of emergency rule, which he equated to committing treason. The next day, on 4 November, Khan escaped and went into peripatetic hiding. He eventually came out of hiding on 14 November to join a student protest at the University of the Punjab. At the rally, Khan was captured by students from the Jamaat-i-Islami political party, who claimed that Khan was an uninvited nuisance at the rally, and they handed him over to the police, who charged him under the Anti-terrorism act for allegedly inciting people to pick up arms, calling for civil disobedience, and for spreading hatred. After A Long and Tireless efforts, On 30 October 2011, Imran Khan changed the political scenario of the Pakistan by addressing more than 100,000 supporters at Minar-e-Pakistan (مینار پاکستان) in Lahore, challenging the policies of the Pakistan Peopleís Party (PPP)’s government, calling this new change a “tsunami”(سونامی) against the ruling parties of Pakistan.
followed by another successful public gathering of 250,000 supporters in Karachi on 25 December 2011.
Since then Imran Khan has become a real threat for the current ruling parties and future political prospect in Pakistan.
According to International Republican Institute (IRI)’s survey, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) tops the list of popular parties in Pakistan both at the national as well as provincial level, leaving Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peopleís Party (PPP) behind.
On 30 June 2012, It is because of the principled stance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on the critical issues faced by the country that a survey conducted by an international research organisation has found him the most popular leader of the country, the party said in a statement on Friday. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre under its Global Attitudes project, the PTI chief has 70 percent approval ratings, moving up the list by 18 percentage points over the past two years. In 2010, his ratings stood at 52 percent.
On 6 October 2012, Khan led a vehicle caravan of protesters from Islamabad to the village of Kotai in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region. The purpose of this demonstration was to protest U.S. drone missile strikes against Islamic militants in Pakistan’s tribal regions. Khan was joined by a number of Americans, including members of Code Pink, a U.S. based anti-drone activist group. Some observers suggested that part of Khan’s motivation for the public rally was to build support for his PTI party ahead of national elections in 2013.
party’s agenda is remarkably clear. PTI believes in a strong and independent judiciary
Perhaps the most revolutionary aspect of PTI’s agenda is to create the first democratic party in Pakistan.
the most revolutionary aspect of PTI’s agenda is to create the first democratic party in Pakistan. by internal elections in “PTI” party.
Imran Khan deems it his “dream of a democratic party, unlike the family parties that exist.” He is referring to two of the biggest political parties .the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) which was started by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and remains in the hands of the Bhutto family via Benazir’s widower Zardari…. and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was founded and is still run by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Family Especially brother Shehbaz shareef.
Symbolically, Imran Khan is similar to Barack Obama circa 2008….when he says he will bring change, the nation tends to believe him.
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) will hold a big public meeting in Mir Pur Azad Kashmir on Thursday November 15. The chairman PTI will address the public meeting and will announce PTI’s policy on Azad Kashmir. Besides the chairman PTI, President Mr Jawaid Hashmi, Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the other central and local leadership of PTI will also address the public meeting. A high-powered committee headed by the chief organizer Azad Kashmir Mr Tasadaq Khan is already overseeing the necessary arrangements for the public meeting. Other members of the committee are Mr Sikander Baig, Mr Assad Jaral, Raja Saeed Khan, Mr Osama Tariq and Mr. Kaleem Jaral. Different sub-committees under the leadership of Youth Wing Mr Nadeem Kahlun have also been formed to look after the different arrangements of the meeting.
According to the details available from the Central Media Cell PTI, the chairman PTI will make an historic announcement on this occasion and will spell out the policy of PTI on Azad Kashmir. The chairman PTI will also announce different necessary measures that will bring the PTI in full swing in the four corners of Azad Kashmir.
The public meeting of PTI has been arranged at the Quaide Azam Stadium and it will start at 2-00 pm on Thursday November 15. The public meeting of PTI has already generated a lot of enthusiasm amongst the workers of the party and the people of Azad Kashmir are keenly looking forward to attend and listen to the chairman PTI. The leadership of PTI has said that on this occasion the foundations of new Azad Kashmir would be laid down.
Imran Khan Social Services
For more than four years after retiring from cricket in 1992, Khan focused his efforts solely on social work. By 1991, he had founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization bearing the name of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum. As the Trust’s maiden endeavor, Khan established Pakistan’s first and only cancer hospital, constructed using donations and funds exceeding $25 million, raised by Khan from all over the world
Imran Khan during the fundraising for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital back in the early 1990
Inspired by the memory of his mother, who died of cancer, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, a charitable cancer hospital with 75 percent free care, opened in Lahore on 29 December 1994. Khan currently serves as the chairman of the hospital and continues to raise funds through charity and public donations. During the 1990s, Khan also served as UNICEF’s Special Representative for Sports and promoted health and immunisation programmes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
On 27 April 2008, Khan’s brainchild, a technical college in the Mianwali District called Namal College, was inaugurated. Namal College was built by the Mianwali Development Trust (MDT), as chaired by Khan, and was made an associate college of the University of Bradford (of which Khan is Chancellor) in December 2005. Currently, Khan is building another cancer hospital in Karachi, using his successful Lahore institution as a model. While in London, he also works with the Lord’s Taverners, a cricket charity.
Imran Khan Marriage to Jemima
On 16 May 1995, Khan married Jemima Goldsmith, in an Islamic ceremony in Paris. A month later, on 21 June, they were married again in a civil ceremony at the Richmond register office in England, followed by a reception at the Goldsmiths’ house in Surrey. The marriage, described as “tough” by Khan, produced two sons, Sulaiman Isa (born 18 November 1996) and Kasim (born 10 April 1999).
As an agreement of his marriage, Khan spent four months a year in England. On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the Khans had divorced because it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan”. The marriage ended amicably. Imran has regular access to his children and his relationship with his ex-wife is friendly. Khan now resides alone in Bani Gala, Islamabad, a 300 kanal (37 acre) house plus farmhouse which he built with the money he initially borrowed from his wife and re-paid after selling his London flat. He grows fruit trees, wheat, and keeps cows and dogs, while also maintaining a cricket ground for his two sons, who visit during their holidays.
Khan’s proclaimed political platform and declarations include: Islamic values, to which he rededicated himself in the 1990s; liberal economics, with the promise of deregulating the economy and creating a welfare state; decreased bureaucracy and the implementation of anti-corruption laws, to create and ensure a clean government; the establishment of an independent judiciary; overhaul of the country’s police system; and an anti-militant vision for a democratic Pakistan.
Khan told Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “I want Pakistan to be a welfare state and a genuine democracy with a rule of law and an independent judiciary. Other ideas he has presented include a requirement of all students to spend a year after graduation teaching in the countryside and cutting down the over-staffed bureaucracy in order to send them to teach too. “We need decentralisation, empowering people at the grass roots,” he has said.Recently, he was threatened of death by the Pakistani Taliban if he went ahead with his march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border because he calls himself a “liberal” – a term they associate with a lack of religious belief
Criticism Against Imran Khan
During the 1970s and 1980s, Khan became known as a socialite due to his “non-stop partying” at London nightclubs such as Annabel’s and Tramp, though he claims to have hated English pubs and to never drink alcohol.He gained notoriety in London gossip columns for romancing young debutantes such as Susannah Constantine, Lady Liza Campbell and the artist Emma Sergeant.
Khan was alleged to had a child out of wedlock with Ana-Luisa White (Sita White), daughter of Lord “Gordy” White, a few years before he married Jemima Goldsmith. In 1997, a US Judge ruled by default that Tyrian was Imran Khan’s child after he failed to turn up for hearing. Following White’s death in May 2004, Khan denied the reports that he and his wife are taking custody of 12-year old Tyrian, the late Sita White’s daughter. Later in 2007, Election Commission of Pakistan ruled in favor of Khan and rejected the complaint filed against him regarding this case. Khan submitted a written statement in which he denied the acceptance of Tyrian Jade as his daughter and agreeing to become her guardian. The commission also dismissed the Ex parte judgment of US Court on the ground that it was neither admissible in evidence before any Court or Tribunal in Pakistan nor executable against him.
Khan is often dismissed as a political lightweight and a celebrity outsider in Pakistan,where national newspapers also refer to him as a “spoiler politician”. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, has asserted that Khan is “a sick person who has been a total failure in politics and is alive just because of the media coverage”. Political observers say the crowds he draws are attracted by his cricketing celebrity, and the public has been reported to view him as a figure of entertainment rather than a serious
Imran Khan Political Authority
Declan Walsh in The Guardian newspaper in England in 2005 described Khan as a “miserable politician,” observing that, “Khan’s ideas and affiliations since entering politics in 1996 have swerved and skidded like a rickshaw in a rainshower… He preaches democracy one day but gives a vote to reactionary mullahs the next.” The charge constantly raised against Khan is that of hypocrisy and opportunism, including what has been called his life’s “playboy to puritan U-turn.” Political commentator Najam Sethi, stated that, “A lot of the Imran Khan story is about backtracking on a lot of things he said earlier, which is why this doesn’t inspire people.”. He is also accused of having links with Pakistan’s ‘establishment’. In 2008, as part of the Hall of Shame awards for 2007, Pakistan’s Newsline magazine gave Khan the “Paris Hilton award for being the most undeserving media darling.” The ‘citation’ for Khan read: “He is the leader of a party that is the proud holder of one National Assembly seat (and) gets media coverage inversely proportional to his political influence.” The Guardian has described the coverage garnered by Khan’s post-retirement activities in England, where he made his name as a cricket star and a night-club regular, as “terrible tosh, with danger attached. It turns a great (and greatly miserable) Third World nation into a gossip-column annexe. We may all choke on such frivolity. After the 2008 general elections, political columnist Azam Khalil addressed Khan as one of the “utter failures in Pakistani politics”