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What Imran Khan has gone through in his life

By shariqPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
Imran Niazi Khan (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Imran Niazi Khan, a very well-known personality also known as Imran Khan, is a great Pakistani politician and former Prime Minister of Pakistan and also a former cricketer. The 500 Most Influential Muslims recognized Khan as the world's 16th most influential Muslim in their 2020 version. in the 2022 version, he is in the top ten. He was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, Pakistan.

Khan was educated at Aitchison College in Lahore and later attended the University of Oxford in England, where he studied politics, philosophy, and economics. He then went on to play cricket for Pakistan, serving as captain of the national team from 1982 to 1992. He is widely regarded as one of Pakistan's greatest cricketers and led the country to its first-ever Cricket World Cup victory in 1992.

After retiring from cricket, Khan turned his attention to politics, forming his own political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in 1996. The party initially struggled to gain widespread support but began to gain momentum in the early 2000s. In 2018, Khan's PTI won a majority in the general election, and he was sworn in as Prime Minister on August 18, 2018.

As Prime Minister, Khan has focused on reforming Pakistan's economy, improving access to education and healthcare, and tackling corruption. He has also strongly oppossed stance on foreign policy, particularly with India and the United States.


  • 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.")
  • The Humanitarian Award, Asian sports awards, Kuala Lumpur, 13 December 2007. (Founding the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.)
  • Jinnah award, 2011.
  • 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 2019, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

National awards:

As a captain Pakistan national cricket team on three occasions: 1982 – 1983; 1985 – 1987; and 1989 – 1992. In 1992, under his captaincy Pakistan team won the Cricket World Cup. This is the only time the Pakistan team has won this competition. For this achievement, Khan received the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award and honour bestowed by the Government of Pakistan. In 1983, he received the president's Pride of Performance award.

Pride of Performance Award

Date 2 April 1983

Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Presented by The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award

Date 1992

Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Presented by The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

International awards:

In December 2019, Khan was awarded Bahrain's highest civil award, the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa at the Sakhir Palace.

Khan was removed as Prime Minister:

On April 10, Imran Khan’s three-plus years as prime minister of Pakistan came to an unceremonious end. His government fell after losing a no-confidence vote, a standard procedural tool in parliamentary democracies for ousting prime ministers who have lost their majority in the legislature. But this was the first time in Pakistan’s history that the head of the government was removed through a constitutional procedure rather than by a military coup or a judicial ruling. Pakistan has rapidly lurched into disarray after. In a gambit to block his ouster, Khan made stunning allegations, accusing the United States of plotting a coordinated conspiracy with a motley coalition of Pakistani opposition parties to topple his government.

Khan’s rhetoric resembles that of another former Pakistan Army protege: the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

While Washington has dismissed the accusations, they have put renewed strain on Pakistan’s long-troubled relationship with the United States, an important security and economic partner. The spectacle of Khan’s removal has also increased the dangers of countless smoldering fires across Pakistan’s political, religious, and militant spectrums waiting to be lit.

Overall, Imran Khan's life has been marked by success both on the cricket field and in the political arena. He remains a controversial figure in Pakistan and abroad, with both admirers and critics of his policies and leadership style.

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