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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.

PM Khan displeased with ministers over Sahiwal incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed his displeasure over statements of Punjab's provincial ministers following the Sahiwal incident, ARY News reported. Sources relayed PM Khan was displeased by statements on the issue without ascertaining the facts connected t It is reported that the PM was not happy with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel also. “The police shouldn’t take any step that give room to lawlessness”, the source quoted him as saying. The government wants supremacy of law…

PM Khan leaves for Qatar on two-day official visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has departed on a two-day visit to Qatar at the invitation of the Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani, ARY News reported on Monday. “The prime minister will call on Emir of Qatar and hold a meeting with his Qatari counterpart to discuss issues of mutual interest,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal during the visit. PM Khan will also discuss the issue of exporting Pakistani manpower to Qatar. According to details, PM Imran will hold meetings with the…

PM Khan promises reforms in Punjab police after Sahiwal incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday promised reforms in Punjab police after the Sahiwal incident and said anyone found guilty will be given an "exemplary punishment," reported ARY News. In a tweet, earlier this morning, the incumbent premier said the grief and anger of the people of Pakistan over the Sahiwal incident was understandable & justified. “I assure the nation that when I return from Qatar not only will the guilty be given exemplary punishment, but I will review the entire structure of…

PM Khan listed among top ‘100 Global Thinkers’

NEW YORK: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has been featured in the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine’s 2019 annual list of top ‘100 Global Thinkers’. According to the FP, “In 2018, Khan, a former cricket star, finally got the job he had long coveted: prime minister. His reward was an incredibly difficult-to-do list, starting with Pakistan’s looming fiscal and debt crisis.” The magazine describes the list as a special edition, as it has been released for the 10th consecutive year. “The first group comprises thinkers who…

PM Imran leaves for Qatar tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday (Jan 21) on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal. He said during the visit, the prime minister will call on Emir of Qatar and hold meeting with his Qatari counterpart to discuss issues of mutual interest. PM Khan will also discuss the issue of exporting Pakistani manpower to Qatar. According to the details, PM Imran will hold meetings with…

Rasheed foresees Trump’s visit to Pakistan

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, on Saturday said he is foreseeing US President Donald Trump’s visit to Pakistan, ARY News reported. Talking to media here, the minister said the US had now got the hang of PM Imran Khan’s political analysis. He stated that there was no space for corrupt people in the country. “If the corruption is given room once again, the democratic structure will suffer in its wake,” he said. The minister said he was ‘coming’ to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to…