The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi has turned 67 today.
He was born on October 5, 1952, Imran Khan rose to fame as a cricketer and is regarded world-over as the greatest cricketer to emerge from Pakistan and became a national hero by leading Pakistan’s national team to a Cricket World Cup victory in 1992.
Imran Khan received his early education from Lahore, then moved to the UK for higher education, where he graduated from Oxford University. After graduation, he joined Pakistan’s national cricket team in 1971 at the age of 18.
He is also founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and the Namal University, Mianwali.
On the other hand, Imran’s political stint started in 1996 when he founded his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
He ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 1997 as a candidate of PTI from two constituencies – NA-53, Mianwali and NA-94, Lahore – but was unsuccessful and lost both the seats to candidates of PML (N).
In 2013, he formed a government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and led his party in the opposition in Punjab and Sindh.
However, in 2018 Imran-led PTI won the maximum number of seats in the national and provincial assemblies with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announcing that it has won a total of 116 of the 270 seats contested.
He thus ascended the seat as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Imran Khan has three marriages and has two sons. He married first in 1995 with British citizen Jemima Gold Smith, to whom he has two sons Suleman and Qasim, they divorced in 2004, then captain had his second marriage in 2015 with Pakistani journalist Reham Khan and they were separated a few months later their marriage, he got married to Bashari Bibi in 2018.