Imran Khan is among the most popular personalities in the history of Pakistn.He has numerous acheviements and records for Pakistan. He is master of all trades. He was a famous cricketer and was the captain of the Pakistani team after his retirement from cricket Imran Khan started social work and entered in to the politics. He is in the list of most famous leaders now a days.He formed his own political party by the name Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and started working for it.
Imran Khan life History
Imran Khan was born on the 5th of November 1952 in Lahore. His father, Ikramullah Khan Niazi was an engineer by profession. His family was a white collar family or most appropriately they are upper middle class. Imran Khan got his early education from Aitchison College Lahore and the went abroad for higher education,he there studied in Royal Grammar School Worcester England. In 1972 he joined Keble College, Oxford where he studied philosophy, politics and economics and graduated with honors in 1975.
Imran Khan initially played cricket for his college and later represented the English county Worcester at the first class level. Imran started playing cricket at the age of thirteen and was inspired by his cousins in Lahore, he was selected for college team as a bowler.Imran Khan made a lackluster first-class cricket debut at the age of sixteen. 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). Also read about the history and records of Misbah,relative of Imran khan
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 rank 3rd in ICC all time bowling ranking and then went on to become a major force in world cricket.
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. You may read about ahmed shehzadand his life history
Imran khan controversies & marriages:
Always being a part of a controversies in terms of girlfriends and marriages; During the 1970s and 1980s, Khan became known as a socialite and sported a “playboy” image due to his “non-stop partying” at London nightclubs such as Annabel’s and Tramp, though he claims to have hated English pubs and never drank alcohol .He also gained notoriety in London gossip columns for romancing young debutantes such as Susannah Constantine, Lady Liza Campbell and the artist Emma Sergeant.One of these ex-girlfriends, the British heiress Sita White, daughter of Gordon White, Baron White of Hull, became the mother of his alleged lovechild daughter, Tyrian Jade White. A judge in the US ruled him to be the father of Tyrian, but Khan has denied paternity publicly.
However,Imran khan has married with 2 women by time, both were divorced now. Let us have a glance on the history of them:
Imran khan was married with Jemima Khan, in 1995.
Jemima was the eldest child of the Anglo-French billionaire and business tycoon James Goldsmith, and his partner Lady Annabel Goldsmith. Her parents married in 1978, having been previously married to other partners. Her father belonged to the Goldsmith family, a prominent financial dynasty of German Jewish descen. Jemima and khan has two childrens Sulaiman Khan (born 1996) and Qasim Khan (born 1999). Jemima Khan and Imran khan were separated in 2004.
Nayyar Ramzan family:
Imran khan’s second marriage take place with Reham khan on 6 January 2015. Reham khan is the daughter of Dr. Nayyar Ramzan. Dr Ramzan and his wife, moved to Libya in the late 1960s, where Reham was born in Ajdabiya in 1973.Reham was first married with his cousin.Reham had three children from her previous Husband who was British Pakistani psychiatrist Ijaz Rehman.
Khan married with Reham on 6th Jan 2015 and the marriage of Imran Khan, 62, and his glamorous BBC weather girl wife Reham, 42, has disintegrated after ten months on 7th Nov 2015.
Imran Khan achievements as cricketer
Back 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. Imran Khan was a perfect example of a captain. He was terrific both with the bat and ball and always was the key element for the victory of his side.
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. His leading skills have no parallel and has always shown tremendous amount of quality cricket.
After Winning fifth edition of the Benson & Hedges World Cup Cricket World Cup1992 Imran Khan permanently retired From All Kind Of International Cricket.
Summary of Khan’s Cricket career:
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After retiring from the cricket khan was hit an idea to serve his country which give him fame and honor nobody no one else can get so first of all he become a philanthropist, A Socaial Person:
Imran khan as Philanthropist:
Imran Khan is very successful as a philanthropist and in 1991, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust under whose arrangements he founded ‘’Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital’’ and Research Center in Lahore.
He worked very hard in getting donations from all around the world and people generously contributed in the fund amounting to over 25 million dollars.
He also founded NAMAL College in Mianwali on 27 April 2008 that is providing thousands of students with modern education at very low rates.
Imran Khan also founded “Imran Khan Foundation” aiming at helping poor people residing in the under developed areas of Pakistan. In collaboration with Buksh Foundation they have started a project ‘Lighting a Million Lives’, that aims at providing solar lanterns to the poor people of Mianwali, Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan
Imran Khan’s Politician:
In 1996, Khan founded a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emphasized on anti-corruption policies.
Imran Khan once 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 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 in Lahore, challenging the policies of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s government, calling this new change a سونامی (Sunaami) 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 People’s 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 organization 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 Imran Khan 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.
In 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.
In Khyber Paktunkhwa PTI emerged as a single largest political party beating all the old parties like ANP and JUI etc and formed its government with the help of Jamat-e-Islami and independent candidates. Imran Khan accepted the election results on the plea that thorough investigation must be carried out in the constituencies where rigging there are rigging complaints.
Imran Khan has published six works of non-fiction, including an autobiography co-written with Patrick Murphy. He periodically writes editorials on cricket and Pakistani politics in several leading Pakistani and British newspapers. It was revealed in 2008 that Imran Khan’s second book, Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan, had required heavy editing from the publisher. The publisher Jeremy Lewis revealed in a memoir that when he asked Khan to show his writing for publication, “he handed me a leather-bound notebook or diary containing a few jottings and autobiographical snippets. It took me all most five minutes to read them and that, it soon became apparent, was all we had to go on
Books by Imran khan:
Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan. (Imran & Murphy, Patrick,1983)
Imran Khan’s cricket skills. (Golden Press in association with Hamlyn 1989, Landon)
“Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan” (Chatto & Wind,1991)
All Round View. Mandarin (1992)
Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans (Chatto & Windus, 1995)
Pakistan: A Personal History(Bantam Press,2011)
Imran khan Records and Acheviements as a cricketer:
- Being a leading allrounder in the English cricket world he was awarded in 1976 and 1980 with The Cricket Society Wetherall Award
- He is also featured as Hall of fame at the University of Oxford.
- In 1983, he get the pride of performance award
- He was also named as Wisden cricketer of the year,in 1983
- In 1985, he was awarded as the player of the year by Sussex Cricket Society
- In 1990, Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year
- In 1992 he was bestowed with the civil award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz.
- As a head for many international charities and working passionately and enthusiastically in fund-raising activities and was awarded Life Time Achievement Award at the 2004 Jewel Awards in London.
- At the university of Bredford, in 2005, he was elected as the fifth chancellor of the university.
- On 5 July 2008, he was one of several veteran Asian cricketers presented special silver jubilee awards at the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC) award ceremony in Karachi.
- In 2009, at the International Cricket Council’s centennial year celebration, Khan was one of fifty-five cricketers inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
- In 2011 he was given the Jinnah Award.
- On 28 July 2012, Imran Khan was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of his services for cancer treatment in Pakistan.
- In 2012 according to Pew Research Center, seven out of ten Pakistani respondents offered a favorable opinion about Khan. The survey also revealed that Khan enjoys popularity among youth.
- He was the Asia Society’s Person of the Year 2012.
- In December 2012, Global Post ranked him third in a list of the top nine world leaders.
Imran khan achievements as Philanthropy and Politician:
- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, founder and chairman.
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, founder and chairman of board of governors.
- Namal College, president.
- UNICEF, special representative for Sports & (Promotion of health and immunisation programmes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand).
- Oxford University Hall of Fame.
- Keble College, Oxford, honorary fellow.
- Lifetime achievement award, Asian jewel awards, London, 8 July 2004. (“Acting as a figurehead for many international charities, and working passionately and extensively in fund-raising activities.”)
- Humanitarian award, Asian sports awards, Kuala Lumpur, 13 December 2007. (Founding the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.
- Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, honorary fellowship, 28 July 2012. (Services for cancer treatment in Pakistan through the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
- In December 2012, Global Post ranked him third in a list of the top nine world leaders.
Its all about the life history records and achievements of one of the most favorite and popular person and leader of Pakistan.