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Cricket To Politics, A Recap Of The Imran Khan Story Ahead Of Trust Vote

Imran Khan tasted political success in 2002 when he received a seat in Pakistan’s nationwide meeting. Reuters

New Delhi:
An all-rounder who led Pakistan to the zenith of world cricket, a politician who got here to energy using on the promise of cleansing the system and a Prime Minister who now faces a no-trust vote – Imran Khan has all the time lived below the highlight.

Here is a 10-point profile of the cricketer-turned-politician:

  1. Imran Khan’s authorities is in peril after a key ally struck a take care of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party. Pakistan’s National Assembly has a energy of 342 members, with the bulk mark being 172. Khan’s celebration has the assist of 164 members and the Opposition now has 177. A no belief vote is due at present.

  2. Born in Lahore on November 25, 1952, Khan went to the elite Aitchison College after which to Royal Grammar School in England’s Worcester and Keble College, Oxford. From early on, he excelled at cricket, making his first-class debut at 16.

  3. Khan was chosen for the Pakistan nationwide staff in 1970 and within the decade that adopted, he rose to turn into a world-class all-rounder. He was named captain of the staff in 1981 and led Pakistan to its first and solely World Cup victory in 1992.

  4. After retiring from cricket, Khan opened the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Cancer Hospital in reminiscence of his mom who had died from the illness. The hospital is globally acclaimed as a centre of free most cancers remedy.

  5. Khan based the Tehrik-e-Insaaf – that means “Movement for Justice” – in 1996. In its preliminary years, the celebration didn’t carry out effectively in elections, with Khan dropping his first parliamentary election in 1997.

  6. He tasted political success in 2002 when he received a seat within the Pakistan nationwide meeting. He resigned in 2007 with over 80 different members to protest Pervez Musharraf’s re-election as Pakistan president whereas nonetheless military chief.

  7. On the private entrance, Khan married Jemima Goldsmith, daughter of billionaire Sir James Goldsmith. The couple, who’ve two sons, divorced in 2004. His second marriage to TV journalist Reham Nayyar Khan was additionally transient. He married Bushra Bibi, a non secular chief, in 2018.

  8. Khan’s celebration emerged as a formidable pressure within the 2013 Pakistan election. In the subsequent election in 2018, it went on to win 116 seats and stitched a ruling coalition with assist from smaller events. Khan was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018.

  9. Once in energy, Khan launched into constructing a “welfare” state. His authorities additionally made a number of key appointments based mostly on {qualifications} and never political favours.

  10. While the Pakistan authorities led by him has confused that it needs improved relations with India, Khan’s tenure has seen the bilateral ties nosedive, particularly after the 2019 Pulwama terror assault that left 40 CRPF males lifeless.

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