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Imran Khan

Imran Khan is the former captain of Pakistan cricket team who led the national side to World Cup glory in 1992 and shot to fame in its wake. He is a graduate from Oxford and became one of the world’s most admired cricketers. After years of fund-raising, Imran Khan opened a cancer hospital in the memory of his mother in Lahore in 1994. Khan’s confidence stems from what he sees is a tsunami of support for the PTI in Pakistan as traditional parties falter amid charges and counter-charges of corruption and petty jealousies. Besides young men and woman of all ages, the charismatic leader inspired the upper class who never got out of their homes to exercise their right to vote. Imran Khan’s party won a good number of seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa province in the 2013 general elections and joined forces with Jamat-e-Islami and Aftab Sherpao’s Qaumi Watan Party to form a coalition government. Accusing his political opponents of massive rigging in the general elections, he launched a fierce movement demanding re-election in 32 constituencies in the Punjab province. Imran Khan had also led march into Islamabad and hold 126-days sit-in to press for a probe into mass irregularities in the elections.

Second session to review ministers’ performance to be held today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over a second session of the federal cabinet on Saturday (today) to review the performance of remaining six ministries. According to details, in the first phase of a special session on December 10, the premier scrutinized the performance of his 26 federal ministers in what could possibly be called the longest-ever cabinet meeting in the country’s history. The meeting lasted for nearly nine hours to review the 100-day performance of the federal ministries. During last…

I’m not another Imran Khan: Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza

DHAKA: He may be Bangladesh's biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for sports and charity. "To be honest, the level where Imran Khan has reached, people cannot always reach there even if they want to," Mashrafe told AFP in an interview. "My desire is to do something for…

PM Imran inaugurates shelter home in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated a shelter home in the provincial capital for the homeless people.  According to details, the premier is on a day-long visit to Peshawar where he inaugurated a newly established shelter home located at Pajaggi road, Peshawar.  The prime minister also inspected different sections of the shelter home which has a capacity to provide roof to 150-200 people. PM Khan was briefed on the free meal and medical facilities given by the shelter home to people while…

Session to review business facilities to be held monthly, PM decides

ISLAMABAD: Taking another important step to promote business environment in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to call a session on monthly basis to review the trade facilities across Pakistan. As per details, the decision was taken at a meeting with the prime minister in chair. The session discussed the matters related to creating a favorable atmosphere for the investors while the premier was briefed on the recent initiatives taken in this regard. The tax and policy issues faced by the business community…

Prime Minister to visit Peshawar in January

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Peshawar on a day-long in January, ARY News reported. According to details, the premier will review the performance of the provincial government and take briefing on the development projects. The prime minister is also scheduled to inaugurate a shelter home, comprising 430 beds, during the visit. Further, the provincial cabinet meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also be attended by the prime minister where he will scrutinize the progress of ministers on an…

PM Imran Khan to inaugurate shelter home in KP next week

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate a shelter home in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) next week to provide accommodation facilities to homeless people. According to the details, under the directions of PM Imran, KP government is setting up shelter homes near bus stands, Charsadda, Kohat and other areas to facilitate the poor. A government official said that a high-standard shelter home is ready to be inaugurated at Pachgi Road in Peshawar and added that the premier will inaugurate the shelter home during his visit…

PM Imran Khan vows to protect, promote human rights in country

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the eve of 'Human Rights Day' expressed his resolve to promote and protect the human rights in the county.   In his message on the occasion, PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan is proud to join hands with the global community in celebrating Human Rights Day and added that this day acknowledges the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of Human Rights. In line with the vision of our founding father Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan is a democratic, pluralistic and…

Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of an inquiry pertaining to transfer of IG Islamabad, Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry. Sources say that the decision came following Supreme Court (SC) order to launch trial against him under Article 62 (1)(f) in a case regarding transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad. During the hearing of the case on the transfer of the Islamabad police chief yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had suggested…

Imran asks AGP to file review plea over SC order against encroachments

ISLAMABAD: Following clamours seeking government’s intervention in the anti-encroachment drive that is about to hit residential areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the attorney general of Pakistan to file a review petition on the top court’s order to remove all encroachments across the metropolis, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail met PM Khan on Tuesday in which he apprised him of reservations of people regarding the anti-encroachment drive. The Supreme Court on October 27 had directed…

Chief justice seeks CDA action report in Bani Gala encroachment case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, during hearing of Bani Gala encroachment case, inquired about the steps taken by Capital Development Authority (CDA), ARY News reported on Tuesday. “What’s the position of CDA at the moment”, the CJP asked during the hearing. The chairman of the authority said he had received over 100 applications from residents and the process of regularization of the houses was underway. Chief justice said Additional Attorney General, Nayyar Rizvi, was removed from the case.…