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Imran Khan

About Imran Khan

Imran Khan is a former Pakistani Cricketer who turned into a politician. He heads the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf party.

Professional Biography


Imran blamed the Government for increasing prices of petroleum products, particularly diesel when its rates in the world market were showing a significant downward trend.

He said Pakistan is unfortunate to have a "corrupt person" like Asif Ali Zardari as President. He said that till late Zardari faced heinous charges or murder and corruption.

In September 09, he termer the 1992 military operation against MQM as illegal and cruel and that the offensive conducted by General Naseerullah Khan Babar in Karachi was legitimate, as it ensured peace in the region.

Anti-Drone march

Imran Khan led a two-day march in Islamabad on 6 October 2012. The march will end after 300 miles in South Waziristan. The protest is against the drone strikes by the United States that killed a large number of civilians. The United States say that the unmanned aircraft rarely claim civilian causalities and is an important weapon against the Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists.

Imran Khan has promised that he will order the Pakistan air force to shoot down American drones if he gets into power in a general election in 2013. He rejected US claims that they are only targeting al-Qaeda.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism said that between 474 and 881 civilians have died in strikes since 2004.

2013 General Elections

Imran Khan said that the army should monitor polling in the country in any constituency which the poll panel pin-points to. He said that change is possible only through ballet and said that the 2013 Elections would begin a new era of politics in Pakistan.

On 11 December 2012, Imran Khan said that he will not take oath of office from President Asif Ali Zardari if his party wins the 2013 general elections and he becomes Prime Minister.

As Cricker


In September 09, Imran advised Shoaib Akhtar not to waste his last few years of international cricket and try to work hard to get back into the team and then go out with honour and pride.

International cricket in Pakistan

Speaking about International cricket in Pakistan, Imran said that international cricketers should tour his country as they were safe from terror threats "because the game was so loved" there and that terrorists will never target the game or the players. He accused Australian cricket team of 'dobule standards' for refusing to play in Pakistan but touring India despite recent bomb blasts.

Imran Khan in News

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Play-i Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Produce Bo & Yana, Robots That Make Learning to Program Fun
Play-i (, a company passionate about making programming fun and easy to learn for the next generation, today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign ( to produce robots that children can play with and program. Play-i's mission is to give young children an engaging platform where they can experience the joy and magic of programming at a young age.

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Jemima Khan compares notes on racist Twitter abuse with Kate Rothschild
Jemima Khan proved that she was still close with her brother's estranged wife, Kate Goldsmith, despite the banking heiress' alleged infidelity and the couple's bitter public spat on Twitter.

Former Pak fast bowler Jalaluddin blames Imran Khan for annihilating his career
Former Pakistan fast bowler and nation's leading coach Jalaluddin has accused former captain Imran Khan of destroying his career.

Lucky to play in 'golden era of game', says legendary leg-spinner Qadir
Legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has said he considers himself lucky to have played in the "golden era of cricket".

Imran Khan polled Pakistan's most popular leader
Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been voted as the most popular leader in the country, according to a new survey.

Zardari disgracing PM's office to save corruption: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that President Asif Ali Zardari was "disgracing the prime minister's office to save his corruption".

Pak Punjab Govt. responsible for energy crisis: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has held the Punjab provincial government responsible for the 'worst ever' energy crisis, saying it has failed to take any constructive step to eliminate the menace of power outage.

Imran Khan predicts winter elections in Pakistan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said the next general elections could be held in winter, and claimed that his party would sweep the polls.

Jemima Khan 'wants Julian Assange to confront rape allegations'
One of Julian Assange's most prominent supporters, Jemima Khan, has said she would like to see the WikiLeaks founder confront the rape allegations made against him by two Swedish women.

PPP reaped what it sowed by clashing with judiciary, says Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has hit out at the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a day after Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified as Pakistan's Prime Minister in a contempt case, saying "they reaped what they sowed by clashing with the judiciary."

Imran Khan lauds SC judgment disqualifying Gilani's as Pak PM
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment which disqualified Yousuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister of Pakistan.

Pak NA Speaker tells SC she has absolute power to decide on Gilani's fate
Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza, in her reply to the Supreme Court, has contended that she has absolute power to decide the matter regarding the disqualification or qualification of any lawmaker after the passage of the 18th Amendment

Imran Khan denies ever receiving money from real estate tycoon Malik Riaz
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has denied receiving any money from real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, implicated in the Arsalan case.

Imran Khan calls for depoliticisation of state institutions for good governance
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has expressed the need for good governance by depoliticisation of state institutions, bureaucracy and the police.

ISI nixes AQ Khan's 'joining politics' dreams
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has again retracted his statement saying he is unlikely to join any political party or enter active politics, due to pressure by intelligence agencies asking him to refrain from doing so.

Will join politics if situation arises, says disgraced Pak nuclear scientist AQ Khan
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said he would join politics, "if a situation arises" for him to do so.

Imran Khan wants audit of Pak defence budget to know where money is spent
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has called for auditing the defence budget of the country by bringing it in the knowledge of the elected government as to where it is spent.

Institutions spat looms as Pak SC admits petitions against Speaker's decision favouring Gilani
Another standoff between the government and judiciary looms after the Pakistan Supreme Court admitted the petitions against the ruling of the National Assembly Speaker over the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, which are scheduled for hearing on June 6.

Gilani says Pak SC can't challenge Speaker's 'final' ruling over his disqualification
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza's ruling pertaining to the reference of his disqualification was final and could not be challenged.

Imran Khan has paid no tax in 35 years: Pak opposition leader
Pakistan opposition leader in National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan of not paying tax money in 35 years.

Shashi Tharoor expresses concern over developments in Pakistan
Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has described Pakistan's internal conflict between its judiciary and parliament as a matter of concern.

Imran Khan's Party receiving 'unprecedented' support ahead of next Pak election
Former cricketer Imran Khan's party, Pakistan Tehrik- e-Insaf has become a major political force in the country if the huge turnout in the Karachi and Lahore rallies hosted by the party is anything to go by.

'Holidaying' Imran Khan enjoying kids' company post frenetic political tsunami
Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is enjoying a vacation with his two kids marking a break from a hectic schedule that involved ravelling across the country to address public gatherings, news conferences and internal party meetings.

Pak's nuke arsenal only aims at deterring war: PPP Information Secretary
Pakistan Peoples Party's Information Secretary Qamar Zaman Kaira has said Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is aimed at deterring rather than encouraging war against any country.

Imran Khan: Has his time come? Part I
If Lahore on November 30, 2011 heralded Imran Khan taking center-stage on the national political stage, Karachi on December 25, 2011 cemented that position. Not that Imran has been an unknown political quantity in Pakistan. On the contrary, he has been on the fringes of political life for the past 15 years, having set up his Tehrik-e-Insaf in 1996

Memogate who is next to go and what is at stake? (Article)
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I have all the opposition by their balls: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehrik- e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan has said he is convinced that the time has come for his party to prove its worth.

Political 'opportunists' incapable in bringing about revolution in Pak: JI chief
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan has slammed politicians who frequently switch allegiances as opportunists, and said they cannot bring about a revolution in Pakistan.

Banned Sipah-e-Sahaba killers of Shahbaz Bhatti to be brought to book: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said red warrants on Shahbaz Bhatti's killers have been issued, and they would be brought to book soon.

Imran Khan: Has his time come? (Part-II)
Imran Khan has declared his objective to be the fulfillment of Quaid's vision of making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state. He hopes to do this by getting a clear majority of at least 51% seats in the centre and a majority in two provinces of Punjab and KP. Coalitions do not, as yet, seem to find favour with him and he would be content to sit in opposition.

Manipulations and deals
It was in 1988 that a Pakistani dictator had to die before the country could have another chance at democracy.

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