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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 Imran Khan expected to address the nation today: sources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to address the nation today, ARY News reported. According to sources, PM Khan will take the nation into confidence regarding important initiatives of the government against corruption. The time of the address hasn't yet been decided. Mr. Khan has also met the officials of recently-formed Assets Recovery Unit and he may also share some details about it in the address. After taking reins of the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan has addressed the nation more than couple…

PM Imran directs party leaders to finalize strategy for Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government would take the Senate elections on two vacated seats ‘seriously’ and contact all relevant stake holders in this regard, ARY News reported. The government high-ups have started mulling on the strategy to prepare for the Senate elections on two seats that are to be held after three days.  PM Khan also held a meeting with chief minister Punjab, governor Punjab, Jahangir Tareen and others to finalize the strategy. The premier asked party leaders not to consider…

PM Imran extends stay in Lahore: sources

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday took notice of a leaked conversation between Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema and party leader Jahangir Tareen, and has decided to extend his stay in Lahore, sources told ARY News on Saturday. As a video emerged today showing Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) leaders Pervaiz Elahi, Tariq Bashir Cheema and Minister for Mines and Minerals Hafiz Ammar Yasir — chatting with PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen during a meeting. PML-Q's Tariq Basheer Cheema…

PM Imran lays foundation stone of shelter home in Lahore

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday laid the foundation of the shelter home project in Punjab province's Lahore city,  ARY News reported. The project is aimed at housing a number of homeless people who usually spend nights on footpaths or other places in different areas of Lahore city. Addressing the ceremony, the PM said that his party's aim is to turn Pakistan into a welfare state and the target cannot be achieved without helping the poor segments of the society. "Should we allow our people to live…

PM to lay foundation stone of shelter home project in Lahore today

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay foundation stone of a shelter project in Lahore today for the downtrodden segments of society who spend nights on the streets under the open sky.  The project is being launched for a number of homeless people who usually spend nights on footpaths or other places without roof over their heads in different areas of Lahore city. These people also require the basic needs of life including availability of facilities like washing clothes and staying safe at night, besides…

PM Imran bans overseas medical treatment of ministers, top officials

ISLAMABAD: In continuation of the government’s ongoing austerity drive, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered ban on overseas medical treatment of ministers and other top officials, ARY News reported. Federal ministers, state ministers, cabinet members and all advisers and assistants can no longer go abroad for medical treatment on the government’s expense, ordered PM Khan during the Federal Cabinet meeting today. ‘The ban has come into place with immediate effect.’ The Cabinet Division has also issued a notification…

Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend National Assembly session today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the session of the National Assembly on Thursday (today), to take the lower house into confidence on his recent visits of China and Saudi Arabia. The Leader of the House will also speak in the National Assembly session, on the current political and economic situation of the country. Incarcerated Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif, who is currently in National Accountability Bureau's sub jail, is also expected to address the National Assembly session, who is on transit…

PM Imran wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday extended greetings to the Hindu community on the occasion Diwali festival. In his Twitter message, PM Khan said: “Wishing all our Hindu citizens a happy Diwali.” Wishing all our Hindu citizens a happy Diwali. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 7, 2018 Minister Information Fawad Chaudhry also wished Diwali to the Hindus celebrating the occasion. He wrote in his tweet: “Happy Diwali to Hindus in Pakistan and around the world, DiWali Symbolises Victory of good…

‘I want to get out of US prison’ – Dr Aafia writes to PM Khan

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist jailed in the United States, has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking his assistance in ensuring her release from the US prison, ARY News reported. Pakistan’s consul general in Houston met Dr. Aafia at the prison where she handed him over the letter addressed to Mr. Khan. ‘I want to get out of the prison, as my imprisonment in the US jail is illegal,” she writes in the letter. She said she always considered Imran Khan as one of her…

Imran to apprise Cabinet members of China agreements

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned the meeting of Federal Cabinet on Thursday in which he will apprise the members of agreements reached during his China visit, ARY News reported. PM Khan first informed the National Security Committee about his ‘successful’ China visit on Tuesday and subsequently he decided to take the Cabinet into confidence in this regard. Imran Khan returned to Pakistan after official visit to China on Tuesday, in which both the countries inked several cooperation agreements and…