A no-confidence motion against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was successful in the parliament on Saturday 9th April 2022, and he was removed from office.
Name Mr Imran Khan
Father's Name Ikkram Ullah Khan Niazi
Permanent Address Khan House, Bani Gala, Mohra Noor, Islamabad
Local Address House No. 2, St. 84, G-6/4, Embassay Road, Islamabad
Contact Number 051-2270744
Constituency NA-56 (Rawalpindi-VII,14th Assembly)
Oath Taking Date 19-06-2013
In August 2018, the cricketer-turned-politician was sworn in as the country's 19th prime minister. His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party promised a "Naya," or new Pakistan, to his supporters, promising to fight corruption, boost the economy, and pursue an independent foreign policy.
However, critics claim that he broke his promises, giving the opposition momentum to topple his government.
He was born in the northeastern city of Lahore in 1952 and won Pakistan's only ODI cricket World Cup in 1992.
Many people still see him as a common man's savior in his roles as a cricketer, philanthropist, and politician. However, the petty things he did to stay longer in charge as the Premier of the country has brought shame to his name. He was suggested to choose an early election in January 2022 but he waited till the last minute for some one to come to his rescue. By the time, he did announce the election it was not only too late but also unconstitutional.
Career in politics
Khan entered politics four years after receiving a warm welcome across the country upon his arrival following the 1992 cricket World Cup victory.
Although he founded the PTI in 1996, it wasn't until 2011 that his message gained traction with the general public. In Lahore, he held a massive public rally that stunned the city.
Khan appeared to have a strong appeal to the youth, who make up roughly 60% of the country's population, during the 2013 elections.
He fought hard against two mainstream political parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan People's Party, which had alternated as the country's rulers before he came to power.
In 2013, his party became the most powerful in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, forming a coalition government with Jamaat-e-Islami.
His party could not win the majority in 2018 elections, so he made an allaince with the parties he so resented in the past like MQM, Muslim League Q and the one man party Sheikh Rasheed, forming governments in the centre, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab provinces.
The Private life of Imran Khan
Khan was married three times, two of which ended in divorce.
In 1995, he married English socialite Jemima Goldsmith, who gave birth to two sons, Sulaiman and Qasim Khan. In 2004, they divorced.
He married news anchor Reham Khan eleven years later, but the marriage only lasted ten months.
In recent years, Khan has leaned toward Sufism, making frequent visits to shrines and faith healers to seek blessings for his political endeavours.
This led him to marry faith healer Bushra Manika in 2018. They got married at the house of Farah Gujjar, the so-called Queen-Pin noun. informal. (A woman who is essential to the success of a group, organization, or operation) controlling the transfer and postings of Punjab administrative officers, as per Aleem Khan, senior member PTI.
Imran Khan's Life as a cricketer
Khan was born into an upper-middle-class family in Lahore's Zaman Park neighborhood and is one of the few Pakistani politicians with a strong educational background to go along with his stellar cricket career.
He was still a student at the prestigious Aitchison College when he began first-class cricket at the age of 16, the alma mater of several top bureaucrats and politicians.
He was sent to the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, England, when he was 18 years old, and later to Oxford University to study political science, philosophy, and economics.
Apart from representing Pakistan in international cricket, he began playing county cricket during his time in England.
In 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, and 1992, he played the World Cups.
He dedicated his life to philanthropy after retiring from cricket in 1992.
Khan embarked on a fundraising mission to raise funds for the country's first state-of-the-art cancer hospital, which would be named after his mother, Shaukat Khanum, who died of cancer in Lahore.
With the help of the local community and generous donors, he also founded the Namal Institute, a private academic institution in his home constituency of Mianwali, in 2008.