Improve Your General Knowledge (GK) About Imran Khan-Read 50 Interesting Facts About Life & Career of IK
Imran Khan is my hero. He has great cricketing sense and vision in politics. He is the symbol of change in Pakistani politics. He has great sports man spirit. Once an Indian cricket team captain and opening batsman Srikkanth was given lbw on the ball of Waqar Younis, but he cried before Imran Khan that the decision of umpire was wrong. Imran gave him another chance, but he was again given out on the very next ball. His speech in general assembly was awesome. He raised the voice for Kashmiri people and called Modi new Hitler. This post of studysolutions.pk will improve your general knowledge about Imran Khan. Below we have given 50 interesting facts about IK.
1-Imran Khan got wicket on the last ball of his career.
2-Imran Khan is the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
3-Shaukat Khanam was the mother of Imran Khan. She died with cancer so his son set up the largest free cancer hospital (Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital) of the world in her memory. A cancer patient inaugurated this hospital. Indian actress Rekha, Lady Diana, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dildar Pervez Bhatti, Moin Akhtar Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones helped a lot Imran Khan in fund raising for his cancer hospital. Now cancer hospitals are being constructed in Peshawar and Karachi too.
4-Imran Khan served as Chancellor of the University of Bradford from 7th December 2005 to 7th December, 2014.
5-He completed his graduation (BA) from Keble College, Oxford. There he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
6-Imran Khan and his party PTI boycotted the 2008 general elections.
7-He resides permanently at Bani Gala mansion Islamabad. Its a 300 kanal mansion at thhe top of the hill.
8-He was declared Wisden cricketer of the year in 1983.
9-On 1 August 2017, Ex PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai blamed IK for harassing her by sending ofensive messages.
10-Jemima Goldsmith was the first wife of IK. Khan married Jemima on 16th May 1995. This marriage continued just for 9 years.
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11-Ex captains of Pakistan cricket team Javed Burki and Majid Khan were cousins of Imran Khan.
12-Denniss Lillee was the favorite fast bowler of IK. His favorite singer was late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
13-Just like many other great cricketers Imran Khan also joined World Series Cricket by Kerry Packer. He was suspended by PCB for three months for this move, but this series helped a lot him in improving his fast bowling.
14-Special speed test was conducted in Perth Australia in 1978. This test showed that IK was the third fastest bowler of that time after Jeff Thomson and Michael Holding. He was out off form in those days still out of 8, seven of his bowls were quicker than Michael Holding.
15-After defeat in 1987 world cup IK announced his retirement from international cricket, but later on he took his decision back on the request of then President of Pakistan (General Muhammad Zia ul Haq).
16-In 1992 world cup IK scored 185 runs in eight matches with the average of 30 and also picked seven wickets.
17- Imran Khan was robbed at gunpoint in 2004 in Islamabad, when he was driving with his sons.
18-Imran Khan received a life-threatening injury on 7th May, 2013 during the election campaign, but he survived in-spite six inch wound and 28 stitches.
19-Namal College Mianwali is another successful welfare project by Imran Khan, where higher education is given free of cost to talented and needy students from remote areas.
20-Imran Khan Niazi won the 5th ODI cricket world cup 1992 for Pakistan in Australia. This make him the most popular cricketer of Pakistan. Unfortunately IK did not admire his team members in his victory speech.
21-Ikramullah Khan Niazi was the father of IK. He was a civil engineer and government servant. It is said that Imran Khan’s father Ikramullah Khan Niazi was terminated from govt service because of serious corruption charges, but famous famous journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami claim that Ikramullah Khan Niazi left his job due to his enmity with Nawab of Kala Bagh & he was not a corrupt person at all.
22-Rubina Khan, Alima Khan, Uzma Khan and Rani Khan are four sisters of Imran Khan.
23-Imran Khan changed the political landscape of Pakistan through his procession of 30th October, 2011 at Minar e Pakistan Lahore. Huge charged crowd proved that PTI had become popular among masses.
24-Famous journalist Reham Khan was the second wife of IK. This second marriage of IK was conducted in a simple function in January, 2015. Imran Khan gave divorce to Reham Khan in October 2015 through a simple sms. Later on she also wrote a controversial book on IK.
25-Abdul Sttar Edhi blamed Imran Khan for making a conspiracy plan with General Hameed Gul for removing the Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto illegally from power.
26-In 2014 IK & his party PTI organized Azadi March (Tsunami March) against then PM Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his government. Later on this march converted into a dharna (sit-in) in Islamabad which continued for 126 days i.e from 14 August, 2014 to 17 December, 2014. This was the second massive show of public support by PTI after the procession of 30th October, 2011.
27-During his long one day cricket career Imran Khan played 175 matches. He scored 3709 runs with the average of 33.41. He scored one century and 19 half centuries in his ODI career. His highest score was 102. He also got 182 wickets with the average of 26.62. 6/14 was his best bowing in ODI. He got 5 wickets just once in ODI. He played is first (Trent Bridge, Aug 31, 1974) and last ODI ( Melbourne, 25 March, 1992) against England.
28-Imran Khan was the first captain to ask for neutral umpires in cricket.
29-PTI and Imran Khan supported the Presidential referendum of 2002 by General Pervaiz Musharraf. Later on he admitted his mistake for supporting the dictator in this illegitimate activity.
30-Ex deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan Pervaiz Elahi of PML (Q) claims that General Ahmad Shujah Pasha (Ex Chief of ISI) forced the politicians of his party to join PTI.
31-IK was given Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1992. He was given Pride of Performance in 1983.
32-IK is a Aitchisonian as he studied at Aitchison College Lahore too, where Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Pervez Khattak, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Zulfikar Ali Magsi and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq were his class fellows.
33-IK declared his UK flat in 2000 tax amnesty scheme, later on he also presented the money trail in Supreme Court for buying his residence at Bani Gala.
34-Naya Pakistan Housing Program, Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019, Ehsaas Program, Insaf Rozgar Scheme, Panah-gahs, Sehat Sahulat Insaf Card Program, Ehsaas Scholarship Program, Kamyab Jawan Programme, Startup Pakistan Program, Hunarmand Jawan (Skills for All Program), Jawan Markaz, Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme are some key public service initiatives by Imran Khan as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
35-Imran Khan is strictly against military operations against our own people. He also raised voice against drone attacks on Pakistani areas for this purpose he tried to stop NATO supplies from Karachi to Afghanistan. This pressure tactic worked and now USA and NATO are not sending drones in Pakistan. Due to his strict position on this issue, his opponents call him Taliban Khan.
36-Imran Khan opened the Kirtarpur corridor for Sikhs of India. It was a revolutionary ice breaking decision by Pakistan government. Imran’s friend Indian cricketer Sidhu convinced IK for this initiative. Now Pakistan has built the biggest Gurdwara in Kirtarpur. Critics hope that it will win Nobel Peace Prize for IK.
37-Imran Khan belongs to Niazi Pakhtun tribe. General Amir Muhammad Khan Niazi was also his relative. His original city is Mianwali, that’s why he always contest election from this city.
38-Imran Khan is the one and only politician of Pakistan who contested and won 5 MNA seats in any general election.
39-Imran Khan has 2 sons (Suleiman Isa Khan, Qasim Khan) and one daughter (Tyrian Sita White).
40-Imran Khan played 88 test matches from 3 June, 1971 to 02 Jan, 1992. He scored 3807 runs with the average of 37.69. His highest test score was 136. He has also scored 6 test centuries and 18 half centuries. He got 362 test wickets with the average of 22.81. He best test bowling was 14/116. He got 5 wickets in an inning for 23 times and 10 wickets in a test for 6 times.
41-Imran Khan founded his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996. His party formed government in KPK in 2013 and in center in 2018.
42-In his first class career IK also played for Sussex county & New South Wales team.
43-Bushra Bibi is the current wife of IK. She is a mystic and belong from Wattoo family of Pakpattan.
44-IK was the first real fast bowler and all rounder of Pakistan. He was the also first cricketer of Pakistan who got more than 3000 runs and more than 300 wickets in his test career.
45-IK is too a author as he has written many books e.g All Round View, Imran Khan Pakistan, Mea Aur Meara Pakistan, Imran: The Autobiography, Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan, All Round View, East and West.
46-Imran Khan was a playboy in his youth, but his mother’s death changed him entirely. Till then he is focusing on public welfare and service.
47-He has confessed that he tempered the ball with a bottle top in the early time of his career.
48- IK was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2010. In 2012 he received honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians.
49-In 2013 general elections, Imran Khan’s party PTI emerged as the 2ND largest in Pakistan by popular vote. His party won 33 seats in national assembly.
50-Imran Khan won the case against Ian Botham and Alan Lamb in 1996. Visit our category of GK & MCQs daily for improving your general knowledge (GK).