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Shahryar Khan

Shahryar Khan born 12 March 1934, is a former career Pakistan diplomat who became Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in 1990, and remained so until his retirement from service in 1994. He later served as UN SRSG to Rwanda (1994–1996). Since August 1999, he has intermittently served as the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board. He is the current president of Asian Cricket Council.

Nawabzada Shaharyar Muhammed Khan is descended from the royal family of former princely state of Bhopal where his ancestors, who belonged to the old Orakzai Pashtun tribe of Tirah, now Pakistan, had emigrated to during first quarter of the eighteenth century.

He was born in the Qasr-e-Sultani, Bhopal State (honoured with 19-gun salute until 1947) in British India. He is the only son and male heir of both Nawab Muhammad Sarwar Ali Khan, the ruler of former princely state of Kurwai and princess Abida Sultan (Suraya Jah, and Nawab Gauhar-i-Taj) Begum Sahiba, herself the Crown Princess and the eldest daughter of last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.

Haji-Hafiz Sir Muhammad Nawab Hamidullah Khan, who reigned state of Bhopal after a prolonged era of Begums regime (the queens). His aunt Sajida Sultan became the Begum of Bhopal after her mother migrated to Pakistan, and she was married to cricketer Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the 8th Nawab of Pataudi. He has four children, the eldest being Faiz Mohammad Khan, father of Aalia Sultan Khan.

He is the first cousin of the Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who died on 22 September 2011. His nephew and niece Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are film actors, the former of whom is married to actress Kareena Kapoor.

Misbah is greater captain than Imran Khan: PCB Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shehryar Khan on Thursday complimented Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq calling him a greater captain than Imran Khan. Appearing before the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination, the PCB chairman said that Misbah was better captain than World Cup winning captain Imran Khan. "I am not saying with any political inclinations, but on performance. I do not have any political affiliations," he said but was quick to admit the Imran was a greater political…

PCB to move court against Indian cricket board: Shahryar

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan on Thursday said PCB would move court against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to hold due cricket matches with Pakistan, ARY News reported. “We will first raise this matter with International Cricket Council (ICC). If our matter could not be resolved by the ICC committee, then we will approach court and send legal notice to the Indian board,” he said while apprising the media that currently there was no possibility of Pak-India cricket…

ICC task force president arrives in Pakistan

LAHORE: President of International Cricket Council's (ICC) Task Force Giles Clarke arrived in Pakistan for a two-day visit of the country, ARY News reported. Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan and other high level officials welcomed Clarke upon his arrival in Lahore. Strict security measures were taken at Lahore Airport upon Clarke's arrival. After his meeting with CM Punjab, the ICC official will meet PCB officials and will also talk to the media. He…