Politician Imran Khan Niazi was born on 5th October 1952 to a Pashtun family in NWFP, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khan was the only brother of four sisters and was born and bred in a wealthy family. He got his education from Atchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England where he excelled in cricket. He enrolled at Keble College, Oxford for further education where he graduated with honors.
He was interested in cricket from a very young age and served the Pakistan cricket team for over two decades and gave the country an unlimited number of wins. When he reached the peak point of his career, at the age of thirty-eight, this veteran player took over the captaincy from Jawed Miandad. 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.
Imran Khan is said to be involved in various welfare activities. In 1991, he founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization having the name of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum, in Lahore. She was a cancer patient and lost her life due to it so he founded it in his mother’s memory. As he was the Trust’s main owner, Khan established Pakistan’s first and only cancer hospital, which was constructed using donations and funds exceeding $25 million, raised by Khan from all over the world. He opened the second one in Peshawar. Other than this Imran Khan established a technical college in the Mianwali District called Namal College, in 2008. He has also founded the Imran Khan Foundation, through which he helps thousands of needy people by collecting funds.
In 1996, Imran Khan founded the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). Initially, it gained little success and followers. PTI aims to create a welfare state where the state is responsible for education, health, and employability of citizens. The party wants to spread freedom of though and demolish the discrimination in Pakistan. PTI won a seat in the Pakistani general election, 2002. The party boycotted the 2008 election, but in 2013 it received over 7.5 million votes, making it second in the number of votes and third in the number of seats won.
In 2013 Imran Khan advocated by launching the Naya Pakistan, which he say will be a government of a country, where the leader will not lie, do corruption, or take illegal taxes but provide education, medical and other facilities to the inhabitants of the country. After this Imran Khan has had millions of followers mostly the youth because he says that he will make a better Pakistan in future if elected. He has held many rallies and marches for this cause.
Imran khan’s dharna is in response to the case submitted and revealed in the PANAMA LEAKS about NAWAZ SHAREEF, the prime minister of Pakistan. Khan says that the prime minister is guilty of corruption and stolen money, and he should come and show himself to the government.
In the previous Dharna on September 30th, which was a Raiwand March, Imran Khan announce that the prime minister should present himself for accountability according to the allegations on him or let the state take care of his actions and gave him time till Muharram, which if did not take place then Khan will bring the federal capital of Pakistan to a standstill.
As announced, Imran Khan will go ahead with dharna to lock down Islamabad. The dharna was supposed to take place on 30th October but because Supreme Court Bar Association’s elections are scheduled on October 31st, the PTI Chairman decided to forward the dharna on 2nd November 2016.
He says that he will decide on 2nd November rally in Islamabad that who will take care of Pakistan. He said that he does not want to give Pakistan in the hands of a burglar, referring to the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. According to him, he will go on with the march even if curfew takes place.
On 2nd November, he has announced a total lock down of Islamabad, which he himself said that the people residing will face a little trouble but it will be all for the betterment of the country and will bring a change. Estimated 10 lakh people are to attend the rally. Let’s hope for the best.