Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (Pakistan’s Movement for Justice, PTI) political party, took the Prime Minister’s office on 18 August 2018.
Former cricketer, Imran Khan started his political career in 1996 by launching the PTI party. He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007 and from 2013 to 2018, leading the third-largest block of parliamentarians in the lower House of Parliament. The PTI also led a coalition government in the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2013 to 2018.
Imran Khan has been actively engaged in philanthropy projects. During the 1990s, he served as UNICEF’s Special Representative for Sports and promoted health and immunisation programmes in South Asia.
In 1991, he founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, bearing the name of his mother, which runs research-oriented oncology hospitals in Lahore and Peshawar making cancer treatment accessible to every citizen of Pakistan.
In 2008, Imran Khan also established the Namal College — a technical college in Punjab, affiliated with the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology. There are more than 300 students studying at Namal College, more than 90% of whom are on financial support.