Imran Khan was born on 25th November 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. He grew up in Zaman Park (Lahore) where cricket was a great part of his family life.
Education and Career
Imran received his early education at the prestigious Aitchison College, Lahore. Imran Khan proved to be a fine cricketer and made his first-class test debut for Lahore at the age of sixteen.
Imran was selected for the Pakistan cricket team in 1970, where he soon made a permanent place for himself. He finished his high school education at the Royal Grammar School in Worcester, England, where he excelled in cricket. He went on to study Economics and Politics at Keble College, Oxford, in 1972, and was captain of Oxford's cricket team in 1974.
During the Seventies, Imran became a world-class 'all-rounder' and was rewarded with the captaincy of the Pakistani cricket team in 1981. He was declared international cricketer of the year in 1989-90.
Lead the Pakistan team to lift World Cup in 1992
Imran Khan led the Pakistani team under his captaincy to victory over every other cricketing country in the world. He molded them into a great team through his skills and understanding and taught them what team spirit was and made the players give their best instead of just playing for themselves. Imran Khan led Pakistan to numerous victories all over the world, and during his capaincy Pakistan won the world cup in 1992.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital
Imran vowed to build a Cancer Hospital after watching his mother die from the disease, which made him think about how poor people coped during such difficult times. Since retiring from Cricket in 1993 Imran has been devoting his time in the setting up and running the Cancer Hospital. To raise money he organized door-to-door collections, charity launches and a Ramadan appeal. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital opened in Lahore in 1996 and the press and television covered this happiest moment in Imran�s life. Today SKMT is one of the leading institutions for free cancer treatment in the world and has received international recognition.
Currently,Imran Khan is building another cancer hospital in Karachi, using his successful Lahore institution as a model.
Imran is also amongst a number of actors, artists, singers and sports figures who donate their talents to advocate for children on behalf of UNICEF as Special Representatives. He has used his international profile in cricket to support health and immunisation programmes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Chancellor of Bradford University, England and Namal College
In December 2005 Imran was appointed as Chancellor of the University of Bradford in UK, acting as an ambassador for the University in the UK and overseas. The Chancellor awards degrees but also is important as a role model and in helping raise aspirations and awareness of educational opportunities. Imran Khan is the fifth Chancellor of the University of Bradford.
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 in December 2005.
As a philanthropist and a Member of Parliament in the district, Imran has, under the umbrella of the Mianwali Development Trust (MDT), undertaken a number of initiatives to address the multiple economic and social challenges faced by the area. These challenges include driving improvements in literacy, community organization, health, access to credit, encouragement of corporate investment, and education. Imran Khan has the experience and drive to make Namal College a success story.
Imran Khan was deeply shocked and realized that the only way to change things in Pakistan is through an independent judiciary. To fight corruption and bring the rule of law he formed his own political party, Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI) or Movement for Justice. The slogan of PTI is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem.
He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007.
Imran khan has been a true social worker and real patriot. He has shown to the nation the love and respect he has for them. His ideology of independent justice and complete freedom of speech will lead this country towards prosperity.
Read more about imran khan and his ideolgy on his party web site Pakistan Tehreefk-e-Insaaf