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Graduate
Keble College, Oxford - England
1975

Summary

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Sixth Form
Royal Grammar School Worcester - UK
1972
Secondary
Aitchison College, Lahore - Pakistan
1969
Jinnah Award
The Jinnah Society
2011
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
International Cricket Council
2010
Hilal-i-Imtiaz
The State of Pakistan
1992

Summary

The Hilal-i-Imtiaz (English: Crescent of Excellence; Urdu: ہلال امتیاز‬‎, Hilāl-i Imtiyāz) is the second highest civilian award and honour given to both civilians and military officers of the Pakistan armed forces by the Government of Pakistan. It recognises individuals who have made an “especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavors”. It is a civilian award, and not limited to the citizens of Pakistan.

The President's Award for Pride of Performance
The State of Pakistan
1983

Summary

The President’s Award for Pride of Performance (Urdu: تمغائے حسن کارکردگی‬‎ Tamġa-ē Ḥusn-e Kārkardagī) is one of the awards conferred by the Government of Pakistan on Pakistani civilians in recognition of distinguished meritorious work in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, and science. It has no particular official standing in the Pakistani civil decorations hierarchy.

Pakistan: A Personal History
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2011

Summary

Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, Imran Khan has lived his country’s history. Undermined by a ruling elite hungry for money and power, Pakistan now stands alone as the only Islamic country with a nuclear bomb, yet it is unable to protect its people from the carnage of regular bombings from terrorists and its own ally, America. Now with the revelation that Pakistan has been the hiding place of Osama bin Laden for several years, that relationship can only grow more strained. How did it reach this flashpoint of instability and injustice with such potentially catastrophic results for Pakistan?

Recounting his country’s history through the prism of his own memories, Imran Khan starts from its foundation, ripped out of the dying British Raj. He guides us through and comments on subsequent historical developments which shook the Muslim world – the wars with India in 1965 and 1971, the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and America’s retribution 10 years later with the assassination of bin Laden – to the current controversial and intractable war in Afghanistan.We see these events viewed not only through the eyes of Westerners, but through those of ordinary Pakistanis.

Drawing on the experiences of his own family and his wide travels within his homeland, Pakistan: A Personal History provides a unique insider’s view of a country unfamiliar to a western audience. Woven into this history we see how Imran Khan’s personal life – his happy childhood in Lahore, his Oxford education, his extraordinary cricketing career, his marriage to Jemima Goldsmith, his mother’s influence and that of his Islamic faith – inform both the historical narrative and his current philanthropic and political activities. It is at once absorbing and insightful, casting fresh light upon a country whose culture he believes is largely misunderstood by the West.

Warrior Race: Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans
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1993

Summary

Imran Khan’s family are Pathans from the fiercely independent tribal areas of the north-west frontier province of Pakistan and in this book he describes their way of life, culture and traditions. The author makes a journey through wild and hostile terrain, finding a proud and warlike people who received him with great generosity and quiet courtesy. Every Pathan male carries a gun and defends his independence and the honour of his family and his tribe, to the death.

All Round View
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1992

Summary

The author, then 35, is one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders and the retiring captain of Pakistan’s team. He tells of his life and the game he loves: from his childhood in Lahore, to his student days at Oxford (where he led the University team), his time at Worcester and thence to Sussex, culminating in his captaincy of Pakistan. A self portrait emerges of a man who has spent fifteen years at the top: years which have wrought changes – political, commercial and tactical – in the way cricket is played and promoted; changes too, in the man himself, as he reconciled his Muslim upbringing with the professional and personal pressures of being an international sportsman.

Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan
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1990

Summary

With: Mike Goldwater (Photographer)

Imran Khan grew to love Pakistan’s interior as a child who spent his summers in the coolness of the mountains and whose favourite sport was wild boar- and partridge-shooting on the fertile plains. Recently he set out to travel through Pakistan, revisiting those places that meant most to him along the great Indus river, from its delta on the Arabian Sea to its headwaters in the Himalayas, by way of the mysterious ruins at Mohenjodaro, the plains of Sind and the Punjab, the Khyber Pass, and his home town of Lahore. Imran’s amusing anecdotes and acute observations provide a unique insight into the richly varied life of Pakistan’s past and present; a life vividly portrayed by the superb colour photographs of Mike Goldwater. The result is a sumptuous personal view of Pakistan seen through the eyes of one of its most illustrious countrymen.

Imran Khan's Cricket Skills
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1989

Summary

Imran Khan’s Cricket Skills is one of an exciting new series of highly illustrated step-by-step instructional books on popular sports skills.

Packed with an exclusive mix and match-action shots, clear tactical diagrams and specially commissioned instructional photographs of Imran Khan demonstrating his skills, this is the definitive guide to playing one of today’s most popular participation sports.

Imran: The Autobiography Of Imran Khan
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1983

Summary

Co-authored by: Patrick Murphy.

Early career cricket autobiography in which the Sussex and Pakistan all-rounder discusses his privileged background in Lahore, three years at Oxford, progress into the Sussex and Pakistan teams, and rise to world-class all-rounder.

West and East
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1975

Summary

Imran Khan draws comparisons between the two cultures that moulded him and analyzes the cultural differences between East and West, encompassing the religious beliefs and political ideals he has encountered over the years. Imran Khan’s entry into politics began with his crusage to build a cancer hospital in Lahore after the death of his mother when he achieved the incredible by raising sufficient funds to complete and maintain the hospital, the only one of its kind in the Third World. He writes about Islam and its distorted perception in the Western world and, leading on from that, he considers his own marriage to Jemima Goldsmith as an example of a relationship that crosses cultural and religious borders. Finally, he discusses life in Pakistan, a country run by mafias, and the likely future of his people and country.

The 22nd Prime Minister
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2018
Currently working
Cricket Team Captain
Pakistan National Cricket Team
1982
1992

Summary

As a captain, Khan played 48 Test matches, out of which 14 were won by Pakistan, 8 lost and the rest of 26 were drawn. He also played 139 ODIs, winning 77, losing 57 and ending one in a tie.

Founder
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
1996
To date
Sports' Team Member
Pakistan National Cricket Team
1976
1992
Chairman
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
1996
To date

Summary

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a centrist political party in Pakistan founded in 1996 by former international cricket captain and current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

Chancellor
University of Bradford
2005
2014
Founder
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
1994
To date

Summary

The hospital was built by Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician and now elected Prime Minister. He had a vision to make cancer treatment accessible to every citizen of Pakistan, regardless of his/her background. This is evident by the hospital’s mission statement: