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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.

Fawad credits PM Imran for Pakistan’s respect in the Muslim world

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Tuesday that the respect being given to Prime Minister Imran Khan in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia showed what status Pakistan  enjoyed in the Muslim Ummah. In a tweet, the minister said that a few hours have passed since landing in Riyadh, and a hectic day was awaiting the prime minister. In another tweet, he said that today the PM was scheduled to have question-answer session in the Saudi Investment Conference, meet Kadim Al Harmain Al…

PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend investment conference

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in 'Future Investment Initiative' conference beginning in Riyadh on Tuesday. He is paying the visit on special invitation of King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz. The prime minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, and Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Industry Abdul Razzak Dawood. The conference called 'Davos in the Desert', will bring leading…

PM directs to bring electricity tariff, crackdown on power theft

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for immediate steps to bring down the electricity prices and reduce additional burden on consumers due to pilferage and other damages in the power sector. The prime minister, while chairing a meeting of energy task force before his departure to Saudi Arabia, said it is unacceptable that common people suffer due to theft and mismanagement of others. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the energy sector, and informed that a comprehensive energy policy is being…

Shehbaz Sharif bigger ‘economic criminal’ than Nawaz, says Sheikh Rashid

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that he considers Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif a bigger 'economic criminal' than Nawaz Sharif. Talking to media persons in Quetta, the federal minister said that some PML-N leaders, particularly Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khawaja Saad Rafique, were "playing both sides of the wicket." "I consider Shehbaz Sharif a bigger economic criminal than Nawaz Sharif. I didn't even realise until I became a minister," he said, alleging that…

PM leaves for Saudi Arabia to ‘attract foreign investment’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday departed for Saudi Arabia to attend an important conference featuring top business giants. The conference theme is titled 'Future Investment Initiative' and it will begin in Riyadh on Tuesday. He is also scheduled on official visits of Malaysia and China. This is PM Khan’s second visit to the Kingdom in near a month. He made his maiden visit to the Saudi Arabia as PM on Sep 18. He is visiting on the special invitation of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. The conference…

DG ISI pays farewell call on PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar, who is retiring on October 25, paid farewell call on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office on Monday. The Prime Minister appreciated the meritorious services of Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar for the country during his military career especially as DG ISI, PM Office said in a statement. PM Khan also expressed his best wishes for his post retirement life. Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar thanked the Prime Minister for his expression and…

Govt to seek assistance from friendly countries to avoid going to IMF

ISLAMABAD: Spokesman on economy and energy issues Dr Farrukh Saleem has said that the government was trying to avoid going the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was instead trying to seek assistance from friendly countries such as Saudi Arabia and China. Speaking to a private television channel, the spokesman said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia was a positive step in the right direction and would be beneficial for national and economic interests. PM Imran Khan is scheduled to visit…

PM Imran Khan’s residence gets a mosque

ISLAMABAD: A small mosque has been constructed and inuagurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his Bani Gala residence, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to ARY News correspondent, a mosque has been inaugurated inside PM's residence in Islamabad's Bani Gala neighbourhood to facilitate the visitors to offer prayers. The ARY News correspondent added that party men and other visitors who used to frequent the PM's residence used to offer their prayers in congregation in the house's lawn. "Keeping in view the…

Past rulers plundered country like enemies: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the nation was bearing the brunt of the misdeeds and wrong policies of the previous rulers, who had plundered the country and treated it even worse than enemies. In a meeting with a delegation of business community held at the PM Office, the prime minister said that one could judge the volume of corruption by the fact that the billions of rupees were being discovered from the bank accounts of cart vendors, students and even dead people. The prime minister told…