2018 Wrap-up: From cricketer to political leader – Journey of Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan, son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanum started his career as a cricketer at the age of 16.

As a fast bowler, he gained name and fame. Finally, he had become the captain of Pakistan cricket team in 1982.

He is not only cricket but also a philanthropist. He served as UNICEF’s Special Representative for sports.

He entered into politics after retiring from politics. He formed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996. He had supported General Parvez Musharraf’s military coup in 1999. After struggling hard, he reached the highest position in the country. He became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Personal Life:

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Imran Khan was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore in the Pashtun northwest. He was educated at Pakistan’s prestigious Aitchison College, then went to boarding school in England and onwards to Oxford University.

He was world’s greatest all-rounders, and at the age of 39, he led Pakistan team to the 1992 World Cup title.


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In 1995, he married British socialite Jemima Khan. With her, he had two sons, Sulaiman and Qasim. His first marriage ended in 2004 when the couple got divorced.

Jemima Khan and Imran Khan

Imran Khan, in his book Pakistan: A Personal History, said that The “six months leading to the divorce and the six months after were the hardest times of my life.”

Imran Khan’s second marriage was with Pakistani journalist Reham Khan. The second marriage ended just after ten months of the wedding in 2015.

Imran Khan and Reham Khan

Bushra Maneka belongs to Watto clan, and Bushra Wattoo (maiden name) is also known as Bushra Bibi and Pinki Pir.

She is a ‘faith healer’ and a devoted follower of Baba Farid Ganj Shakar, something she shares with Imran Khan.

At the age of 65, Imran Khan had married Bushra Maneka.

Darbar of Hazrat Baba Farid