Thursday, April 8, 2010

Imran Khan – The Great Leader

Imran Khan, The Chair Person of Tehreek-e-Insaf, is one of the great leaders of Pakistan. He try to bring change in the current political situation of Pakistan and hope will succeed. The true Pakistani has the passion to develop Pakistan and make Pakistan more prosperous and nonviolent.

Imran Khan (born 25 November 1952) is a retired Pakistani cricketer – Played international cricket from 1971 to 1992 and served as a captain throughout 1982-1992. In his captainship, Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992. He is an Oxford graduate and got a degree in politics and economics from Keble College, Oxford.

He has been a politician since the mid of 1990s. In April 1996, Khan founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a political party and became the chairperson of it. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from 2002-2007. He entered into the political environment of Pakistan in order to bring change. His political objectives include; deregulation of economy and creation of welfare society, modification in bureaucracy and anti-corruption laws, an anti-militant vision for a democratic Pakistan. Khan, in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph, told, ‘I Want Pakistan to be a welfare state and a genuine democracy with a rule of law and an independent judiciary’. He said, we want decentralization, empowering people at the grass roots.
Besides His political activism, Khan is also a social worker and cricket commentator. Through worldwide fundraising, Khan established the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, inspiration of memory of his mother, who died of cancer. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center is a charitable cancer hospital with 75 free Care. In April 2008, Khan also established a Namal college in Mianwali District.
Major Achievements and Awards :

  • As a Captain of Pakistani cricket team, won the World Cup in 1992.

  • Established a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and became Chair     Person of it.

  • As a Social worker, he led the foundation of Pakistan’s first charitable cancer hospital, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center.

  • Established a technical college n Mianwali district, Namal college

  • Recognized Cricket Commentator in the world.

  • Get Pakistan's civil award, the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1992.

  • President’s Pride of Performance award in 1983

  • Awarded Cricket Society Wetherall award for being the leading all-rounder in 1980.

  • Featured in the University of Oxford’s Hall of Fame

  • Appointed the fifth Chancellor of the University of Bradford, in 2005.

  • Ranked no. 8 on the all-time list of the ESPN Legends of cricket.

  • Lifetime Achievement award in 2004 at Asian Jewel awards in London.

  • Received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.

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