Imran Khan was born on 5 October 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer and philanthropist who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Prior to entering politics, Khan played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered broadcasting and charity work.
Imran Khan is the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was born in Lahore on 5 October 1952, into a Pashtun family. His mother, Shaukat Khanum, was a renowned cancer specialist who founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Lahore.
His father, Ikramullah Khan Niazi, was an engineer who graduated from Cadet College Hasan Abdal and later served as an officer in the Pakistani Army. Imran attended Cathedral School in Lahore and then Aitchison College before going on to study for a Bachelor of Science degree in economics at Keble College, Oxford. He played cricket for his college and university teams and was later selected to play for Sussex County Cricket Club from 1971 to 1976.
He also played for Pakistan International Airlines and captained them to victory in their first ever Test series against England in 1982/83. After retiring from cricket, he entered politics and founded PTI in 1996. In 2002, he ran for office but lost to Musharraf’s ruling party candidate by around 1%.
In 2007 again he contested elections but this time his party secured only 2% votes nationwide coming third after PPPP and PML(N). However his popularity increased manifold after 2013 general elections where PTI became the second largest party with over 30% vote share only behind PML(N). And finally after 2018 general elections PTI emerged as winner with 116 seats out of total 272 National Assembly seats making Imran first ever Pakistani Prime Minister not belonging to either PPPP or PML(N).
Is Imran Khan Jailed?
No, Imran Khan is not currently jailed. He was previously jailed in 1982 for his involvement in the All-Pakistan Federation of Student Unions, and again in 1990 for leading protests against the rigging of elections. However, he has not been jailed since 1990 and is currently a free man.