Born in 5 October 1952, a Pakistani politician and former cricketer who is the 22nd and former Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is also the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Before entering politics, Khan was an international cricketer and captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, which he led to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
He had been chancellor of the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom since 2005 to 2014.
Khan was born to a Niazi Pathan family in Lahore in 1952, and graduated from Keble College, Oxford in 1975. He began his international cricket career at age 18, in a 1971 Test series against England. Khan played until 1992, served as the team’s captain intermittently between 1982 and 1992, and won the Cricket World Cup, in what is Pakistan’s first and only victory in the competition. Considered one of crickets greatest ever all-rounder’s, Khan registered 3,807 runs and took 362 wickets in Test cricket and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
He raised $25 million to set up a hospital in Lahore in 1994, and set up 1st Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore and 2nd in Peshawar in 2015. Khan then continued his philanthropic efforts, expanding the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital to also include a research centre, and founded Namal College in 2008. Khan also served as the chancellor of the University of Bradford between 2005 and 2014, and was the recipient of an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians in 2012.
Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996, and serves as the party’s chairman. . In regional politics, PTI led a coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2013, with Khan delegating this leadership to Mahmood Khan after being elected as Prime Minister in 2018.