Imran Khan, in full Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, (born October 5, 1952, Lahore, Pakistan), Pakistani cricket player, politician, philanthropist, …
Imran Khan Biography
Niazi Imran Ahmed Khan HI(M) PP is a former cricket player and politician from Pakistan who was born on October 5, 1952 (in Pashto, Punjabi, and Urdu). From August 2018 to April 2022, when he was dismissed from office after a motion of no confidence, he was Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister. He founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), one of the most important political parties in the country, and is still its chairman today.
Khan, a Niazi Pashtun who was raised in Lahore, earned his degree from Keble College in England in 1975. In 1971, when he was 18 years old, he faced off against England in his maiden international cricket match for his nation. Khan played for Pakistan until 1992, captained the team intermittently between 1982 and 1992, and guided Pakistan to their lone World Cup title in 1992. Pakistan has only achieved one victory in this competition, which is this one.
Known as one of cricket’s best all-rounders, Khan accumulated 3,807 runs and 362 wickets while participating in the Test format of the game. He was also inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Khan founded Namal College in Mianwali, as well as cancer facilities in Lahore and Peshawar, before becoming a prominent politician. He started the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996, and from Mianwali, Khan served as an opposition representative in the National Assembly from 2002 till 2007. Khan is Pakistan’s current prime minister.
The PTI did not run in the 2008 election, but in the one that followed, it received the second-highest number of votes. The PTI won the most seats in the National Assembly in the 2018 general election, and with independents, it formed a coalition government with Khan as prime minister.
He oversaw a reduction in the nation’s current account deficit as well as a cap on defence spending to lower the fiscal deficit, which helped the economy improve overall.
He changed the social safety net and put into place programmes that increased investment and tax revenue. His administration started a national reforestation project, expanded protected areas, and guided the country through the COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously pledging to switch to sustainable energy sources. But his inability to stimulate the economy and the inflation rate’s escalation gave him serious troubles.  Despite the anti-corruption campaign he had vowed,
During his administration, Pakistan’s view of corruption deteriorated. He was charged with limiting freedom of expression and dissent as well as political victimisation of opponents. Despite his pledge to combat corruption, Pakistan’s view of corruption grew worse under his leadership.
On April 10, 2022, a vote of no confidence in the government was passed by the parliament, which resulted in Khan becoming the first Prime Minister of the country to lose his position. On August 22, 2022, Khan was charged by the Pakistani police with violating anti-terror laws after he claimed that the police and judiciary had detained and tortured his close aide. The charges were brought against Khan on August 22.
Imran Khan: Birth and Family
On October 5, 1952, Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi was born in Lahore to Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanum, members of a Pashtun family from Mianwali. The couple’s lone child, Imran Khan, has four sisters.
Imran Khan is a member of the Niazi tribe and a Pashtun. One of Imran Khan’s forefathers, Haibat Khan Niazi, served as the governor of Punjab and was one of Sher Shah Suri’s top generals.
The Pashtun clan of Burki, which has produced a number of famous cricketers in Pakistan’s past, is where Imran Khan’s mother is from. Successful Pakistani cricketers Javed Burki and Majid Khan are also his cousins. Imran Khan is also a progenitor of Pir Roshan, a Sufi poet-warrior.
Imran Khan: Education
Imran Khan attended Aitchison College and Cathedral School in Lahore for his early education before transferring to the Royal Grammar School in Worcester, where he excelled in cricket. He enrolled himself in Keble College, Oxford, in 1972, and earned a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics in 1975.
Imran Khan: Cricket Career
Imran Khan began playing cricket at the age of 13, and in Lahore, at the age of 16, he made his first-class debut. He began representing his hometown teams, Lahore A, Lahore B, Lahore Greens, and Lahore, in 1970–1971
Imran Khan made his national cricket team debut at the age of 18 by competing against England in 1971 at Edgbaston. At Trent Bridge, Khan played against England in his first One Day International (ODI) match in August 1974. After earning an Oxford degree,
In 1976, Khan made his way back to Pakistan and began playing regularly for the Pakistan National Cricket Team. He faced off against teams from New Zealand and Australia. On his West Indies visit, he ran into Tony Greig. Imran Khan was acquired by Tony for Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket team.
In a fast bowling competition held in Perth in 1978, he finished third with a bowling speed of 139.7 km/h, trailing only Andy Roberts, Garth Le Roux, and Dennis Lillee, while Jeff Thomson and Michael Holding were still in front of Khan.
He helped develop the “reverse swing” bowling style in 1970. Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, two of Pakistan’s bowlers, received his special tip from him.
In 9 Test matches in 1982, Khan claimed 62 wickets at an average of 13.29. He bowled for 992 points in a Test match against India in January 1983.
Imran Khan secured 3000 runs in 300 wickets to complete the second-fastest all-triple rounder’s in 75 tests. The all-rounders triple quickest time is held by Ian Botham. In addition, Khan, who bats at position six in the order, has the second-highest career batting average (61.86) for a Test hitter.
In Faisalabad in January 1992, Imran Khan played his final Test match against Sri Lanka. After Pakistan’s historic victory against England in the 1992 World Cup final in Melbourne,