Pakistan's Khan widens political base

KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Imran Khan, the dashing Pakistani cricketer turned popular politician, is seeing his political base widen as unprecedented crowds flock to his rallies.

Anger hurts repair of U.S.-Pakistan rift

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Outrage in Pakistan over a U.S. airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers may be too high to repair the tenuous U.S.-Pakistan relationship, observers said.

London man pleads guilty to terror charges

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A male university student in London pleaded guilty Friday to charges he intended to take part in terrorist acts by attempting to join Mujahedin terrorists.

Threat made in Pakistani judicial conflict

LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the Pakistani Supreme Court Bar Association said Saturday a "long march" will occur if several deposed judges are not reinstated soon.

New Pakistan high court backs Musharraf

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's new appointees to the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a final challenge to his running for a third term.

India says blast case solved

NEW DELHI, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Indian intelligence and security agencies say they have solved the Mecca mosque blast case in the southern city of Hyderabad.

Musharraf may meet with Sharif

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to end emergency rule, may meet with ex-premier Nawaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia.

Khan told lawyer his life in danger

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Two days before he was arrested, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan sent his London lawyer a message that he fears for his life.

Bhutto seeks united front

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A caretaker government prepared to take power in Pakistan Friday as former Premier Benazir Bhutto sought to unite all parties against emergency rule.

Islamist students detain Musharraf foe

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Islamist students Wednesday detained Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan, who has become a leader of the political opposition, and handed him over to police.

Cricket star pledges to oppose Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Imran Khan, a star Pakistan cricket player turned politician, was in hiding Wednesday after escaping from home confinement, a report said.

Opposition parties threaten to resign

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Pakistani opposition lawmakers may resign before the October presidential election if President Pervez Musharraf campaigns keeping his army chief title.

Wedding dress in sacred text exhibit

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- A wedding outfit worn by socialite Jemima Khan has been made the centerpiece of the British Library's exhibition of sacred texts.

Goldie and Kurt split after 21 years

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood golden couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell reportedly have ended their romance after 21 years because the zip is gone, friends said.

Global leaders discuss India's world role

NEW DELHI, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Indian and foreign political and corporate leaders began a two-day conference Friday in New Delhi to address South Asian political and economic cooperation.
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Imran Khan

Imran Khan Niazi (Punjabi, Urdu: عمران خان نیازی) (born 25 November 1952) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and has been a politician since the mid-1990s. Currently, besides his political activism, Khan is also a charity worker and cricket commentator.

Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982-1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Khan led his teammates to Pakistan's first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an 'All-rounder's Triple' in Test matches. On 14 July 2010, Khan was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007. Khan, through worldwide fundraising, helped establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali's Namal College in 2008.

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