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Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi - Chairman PTI

BORN: 5th October, 1952, Lahore, Punjab, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi took oath of office as the 22nd Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 18 August 2018. Prime Minister Imran Khan is a politician, a philanthropist, parliamentarian and retired cricketer. Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi Shermankhel and Shaukat Khanum (Burki clan) is the 22nd Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He was the only son of the family, and grew up amongst four strong sisters

Areas of Interest

Imran Khan has set the tone with his vow of simplicity and desire to change the lives of the ordinary citizens of Pakistan. His main focus of interest has always been towards helping the masses of Pakistan. His movements of providing support for advanced and basic health needs and treatments, respect of law, equality for all, meritocracy, development of human capital and above all anti-corruption took root in as he came in contact with the ordinary citizens of Pakistan during his journey to discover his own roots that took him all over the country and he found his purpose in life in the service of the most marginalized and exploited masses of Pakistan. His lifelong philanthropist and political struggle speaks loud and clear for his areas of interest.

Initiatives

Lesser known, but forever marked as his contribution to the game of cricket is his struggle for neutral umpires, which changed the nature of the game to date. Initiated many large scale projects such as Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Namal University, billion tree tsunami project, clean energy projects across the province in the form of micro hydel plants, depoliticisation of the police, an upsurge in tourism, the return of over 200,000 children to the public school system because of improved quality, reforms across the medical system, topped off with the flagship project of the Sehat Insaf Card which has been provided to over 70 percent households across the province that ensures insurance cover up to Rs. 540,000 at private hospitals too. Campaign against extraordinary renditions of Pakistani citizens in the name of the War on terror. Led a campaign against drone attacks by the US, highlighting the illegality of extrajudicial killings, with a high civilian death toll in Pakistan’s tribal belt. Founded Namal University where 90 percent of the students at the university come from humble backgrounds and study on scholarships and earn degrees in affiliation with Bradford University. Imran Khan’s anti-corruption stance first time ever led some very strong political figures to face anti-corruption cases in courts. Foundation of Sehat Insaf Card.

Education

His educational journey began at Aitchison College and the Cathedral School in Lahore where he finished middle school; and then entered the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, before completing his formal education with an undergraduate degree in Economics, Political Science and History from Keble College, Oxford. While at University, Imran Khan was also the captain of the Oxford University cricket team in 1974.

Political Journey & Achievements

  • Debut in Pakistan International Cricket Team in 1971 and remained captain of the Pakistan cricket team for 10 years.
  • Cricket International World Cup win in 1992.
  • Contribution to the game of cricket is his struggle for neutral umpires, which changed the nature of the game to date.
  • Deeply affected by his mother’s battle against cancer Imran Khan set on to build and run a cancer hospital which would provide early diagnosis and proper treatment facilitating the poor who cannot afford the high cost of cancer treatments. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, a world class facility opened its wards for the treatment of the poorest citizens of Pakistan on December 29, 1994.
  • The hospital treats 70 percent of its patients for free, and has its facility in Lahore and Peshawar.
  • On the 25th of April, 1996 he officially formed his political party, the “Tehreek-e-Insaf-e-Insaf”; Pakistan’s Movement for Justice.
  • Imran Khan first entered the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2002, his party winning a single seat, his own, from his home region of Mianwali.
  • Became chancellor of the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014.
  • Formed Namal University in 2008, set in a remote region, against mountainous backdrops, 90 percent of the students at the university come from humble backgrounds and study on scholarships. The degrees awarded at the university are in affiliation with Bradford University, where Imran Khan has also been honored as a chancellor.
  • Led a campaign against drone attacks by the US, highlighting the illegality of extrajudicial killings, with a high civilian death toll in Pakistan’s tribal belt.
  • Campaign against extraordinary renditions of Pakistani citizens in the name of the War on Terror.
  • He was also one of the leaders of the lawyer’s movement, where the nation was mobilized in its campaign for a free and fair judiciary in 2007-2008.
  • In October of 2008 when he galvanized a fundraising campaign to raise funds to rehabilitate regions that had been left devastated by an earthquake that killed over 80,000 Pakistanis. Under his IKF fund, he raised over a billion in earthquake relief funds and also mobilized volunteers across Pakistan to help with the rehabilitation process. IKF to date works on rehabilitation at times of natural disasters, including when the deadly floods hit Pakistan in 2010, and also works with low income farmers to provide them with quality seeds and fertilizer to help facilitate their local economics.
  • 2008 on Imran Khan continued his human rights campaign against drone attacks, and led many sit-ins against the extra judicial killings across the country. As the popular narrative took a turn towards a war that was becoming unpopular globally, a massive public rally at Lahore’s historic Minar-e-Pakistan on the 30th of October 2011 propelled Imran Khan’s party into the mainstream.
  • PTI led a coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2013
  • Led longest running anti rigging protest in Pakistan’s history in 2014.
  • Under the leadership of Imran Khan, WHO declared Peshawar polio free for the first time.
  • Initiated many projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa such as Billion tree tsunami project, clean energy projects across the province in the form of micro hydel plants, depoliticisation of the police, an upsurge in tourism, the return of over 200,000 children to the public school system because of improved quality, reforms across the medical system.
  • Sehat Insaf Card which has been provided to over 70 percent households across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that ensures insurance cover up to PKR 540,000 at private hospitals too.
  • On 17 August 2018, Khan secured 176 votes and became 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.