Imran Khan : The Great Leader of Pakistan
Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi pronounced as Imran Khan born on 5 Oct 1952 is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer who serves as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan from August 2018 until April 2022.Imran khan was born on 5 Oct 1952 in Lahore .His father was Ikramullah Khan Niazi ,a civil engineer and mother was Shoukat khanam. He was only son of their parents with four sisters. His educational journey began from Aitchison college and Cathedral school in Lahore.
Khan graduated from Keble college oxford. Imran Khan was also the captain of oxford university cricket team in 1974.He start international cricket career in 1971 with playing test series against England. Khan played until 1992 .He went to become the top cricket all rounders. He serves as the Team Captain for 10 years from 1982 to 1992 . Khan won the Cricket world cup in 1992.Khan is considered as one of the cricket’s greatest all rounders.
He start to philanthropy work and end his cricket journey. He was deeply effected by his mother’s battle against the cancer. He decided to build the hospital for cancer patients who treat poor people free of cost. He make his mission into reality and Shaoukat Khanam cancer hospital ,a world class facility opened its wards for cancer patients in 29 Dec 1994.Now Shaukat khanam hospital is treating 70 percent patients free ,its biggest facility in Peshawar and another facility is established in Karachi at the end of 2018.
Family of Imran Khan
Imran khan’s father was Ikramullah a civil engineer and mother was Shoukat khanum. He was only son grew in his family with four sisters. His sister names was Aleema Khanum, Rani Khanum, Robina Khanum , Uzma Khanum.
Imran Khan was first married to Jemima Goldsmith (1995-2004), his second wife was Reham Khan(2014-2015) and now his present wife is Bushra Bibi (2018).
Father (Ikramullah Khan Niazi): Ikramullah Khan Niazi was father of great personality. Ikramullah Khan Niazi born in Mianwali on 24 April 1922.He was civil engineer and graduated from Imperial college Landon in 1946.
Mother (Shaukat Khanum): Imran khan’s mother was housewife. She born in Jalandhar before partition of India. His mother played a deep influential role in his upbringing. She died in 1985 due to cancer.
Imran Khan : The Leader of Men
He starts leading the Army of eleven men.. His strength and intelligence matched his refined demeanor, inspiring his teammates to conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges. From his Test debut until 1976, he sporadically represented his country while pursuing studies in politics, economics, and philosophy at Oxford.
However, it was during Pakistan’s 1976–1977 tour of Australia and the West Indies that he gained significant recognition. Employing his pace and aggression, he dismantled the Australian batters during the Sydney Test of the 1976–1977 tour, securing 12 wickets in the process.
“Compromise for your dream but never compromise on your dream.”Imran Khan
Cricket Career of Imran Khan
Imran started his scholastic career in Worcester’s Royal Grammar School. He also found his passion for cricket from his school. His extraordinary ball handling abilities got him accepted into Worcestershire County, where he committed himself fully to the game. He quickly made his mark, making his international debut for Pakistan when he was just a teenager. In addition to his cricket duties, he studied politics, economics, and philosophy at Kebble College in Oxford from 1972 to 1975. Even with these two obligations, he graduated at the young age of twenty-three with honors, starting an incredible journey.
After his graduation he returned to Pakistan in 1976.Then he starts playing cricket from Pakistan’s cricket team. In 1978 he declared as third fastest bowler of world ahead of greats like Dennis lillee and Andy Roberts. He was right hand fast bowler. He picked up 62 wickets in 9 test matches at the range of 13.29. Having spent a lot of time with Duke ball in England. Imran khan honed the ability to swing the ball in the UK. He was perfect in both in-swinger and out-swinger. His luxurious head of hair and his classy, effortless movement seemed to predict the poetic beauty in each of his curled deliveries.
He benefited from the reverse swing legacy of Sarfraz Nawaz, a technique that required quick reflexes and an understanding of physics to achieve lightning-fast flips between the cricket ball’s surfaces by adjusting the pressure differential surrounding it. Often overlooked, Imran’s batting prowess earned him the title of “middle-order slogger.” However, his statistics, particularly in the latter phase of his Test career (with an average of over 50 in his final decade across 51 Test matches), suggest otherwise. He displayed a robust defense and a knack for elegant stroke play.
His challenge came against the seaming ball, an uncommon obstacle for a hitter of his era, due to his notably high backlift. Despite this, he diligently completed team practices, solidifying his reliability as a defender. During the 1992 World Cup, he adapted to an inexperienced batting lineup by moving to the top order and impressively excelled with the new ball. Among the best all-rounders ( Botham, Hadlee, Kapil Dev and Imran ). Imran’s remarkable balance and reliability showed in his bating average of 37 and bowling of 22.
Imran Khan : The History of Cricket Career
His impressive haul of 40 wickets during a six-Test series against India in 1982 came with a downside: a stress fracture in his shin sidelined him from bowling for several years, resulting in a significant loss of valuable time. He made a comeback to bowling in 1985, notably representing New South Wales against Pakistan at the MCG as part of Victoria State’s 150th anniversary celebration during the World Championship of Cricket.
In his standout year of 1982, Imran showcased exceptional performance, claiming 62 wickets at an average of 13.29 and accumulating 393 runs at an average of 49.12 across nine Test matches. His contributions in 1977 included 33 wickets and 163 runs, while in another instance, he secured 42 wickets and scored 248 runs in 1980.
Winner of 1992 worldcup
Half a year after his last One-Day International, which took place during the monumental 1992 World Cup final against England in Melbourne, Australia, Khan made the definitive decision to retire from cricket. Wrapping up his illustrious career that spanned 88 Test matches, 126 innings, and 3807 runs with an average of 37.69—including six centuries and eighteen half-centuries—his highest individual score stood at 136.
Entry into politics
Imran Khan was 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. After retirement from cricket he become the out spoken critic of government mismanagement and corruption in Pakistan. He founded his own political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( Pakistan Justice Movement) PTI in 1996.
Khan’s political career was marked by his determination and resolve. He had spent years pushing for reform, so when he was elected prime minister of Pakistan in 2018, it was a major victory. Amidst both internal obstacles and the complexity of international relations, his term focused on a number of reforms, including those related to health, education, and anti-corruption efforts.
- Early Difficulties: The PTI first had difficulty making a major impact on Pakistani politics. Khan diligently fought for equality, justice, and the eradication of corruption throughout the nation.
- 2013 Elections and Opposition Role: PTI finished as the second-largest party by popular vote in the national elections that year. Even though they were unable to win a majority, Khan and the PTI were influential in the opposition, closely examining government policies and pushing for election reforms.
- 2018 Triumph and Premiership: PTI won a majority of seats in the 2018 general elections, demonstrating Imran Khan’s tenacity. Khan was appointed as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister as a result of this victory.
- Reforms and Initiatives: Khan prioritized a number of reforms and initiatives during his time as prime minister. His administration placed a strong emphasis on anti-corruption initiatives, healthcare, education, and poverty alleviation. While “Namal Knowledge City” concentrated on education, the “Ehsaas” program sought to assist the impoverished.
- Difficulties and Criticism: During Khan’s term, he encountered a number of difficulties, such as complicated governance, economic concerns, and opposition from political figures. His leadership was made more challenging by the need to handle security issues and manage relations with other nations.
- International relations and foreign policy were challenging areas for Khan’s administration to negotiate in its dealings with nations like China, India, and the US. During his term, Pakistan’s foreign policy was influenced by his positions on regional matters like the dispute in Kashmir and his attempts to support peace negotiations in Afghanistan.
Photo of Imran Khan
“Never give up, no matter how hard life gets, no matter how much pain you feel. Pain will eventually subside, nothing remains forever, so keep going and don’t give up.”
Projects of Imran Khan
NAPHDA ( Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority): As prime minister of Pakistan Imran khan started NAPHDA Naya Pakistan housing and development authority.
Shoukat Khanum Memorial Trust: Shoukat Khanum memorial trust and research center are the state of art cancer center located in Lahore , Peshawar and Karachi. Shoukat Khanum Lahore was first project established in 1860. Shoukat Khanum trust was the brainchild of the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and Great leader Imran khan.
After Mrs. Shaukat Khanum succumbed to cancer in 1985, her son witnessed the distress of impoverished cancer patients in Pakistani hospitals. This firsthand experience underscored the crucial need for a specialized cancer center in their nation. In a developing country where numerous individuals lack access to fundamental healthcare, cancer was viewed as an almost inevitable and bleak fate, symbolizing hopelessness. This spurred the construction of the hospital as a beacon of hope against such dire circumstances.
Before the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore, Pakistan lacked a specialized facility for comprehensive cancer care. Imran Khan identified this need and dedicated himself to realizing a vision of accessible cancer treatment for all, irrespective of financial means. This marked the genesis of a nation’s fervent dedication to the cause and a son’s unwavering affection for his mother.
Imran Khan’s Dam Project: The first phase of work is presently underway for the gravity dam, Diamer-Bhasha, which is filled with concrete. It is situated on the Indus River and runs through the region of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, separating the districts of Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Diamer in Gilgit Baltistan. The Pakistani Prime Minister laid the foundation for it back in 1998.