Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi was born in Mianwali on 25 November, 1952. He is the President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He is the best Pakistani Cricketer; Pakistan won Cricket World Cup under his captaincy in 1992. Imran Khan founded Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Lahore and Namal University Mianwali.
He married Jemima Khan in 1995 and announced divorce in 2004. They have two sons; Suleman Khan and Qasim Khan.
In 1996, Khan founded a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emphasized on anti-corruption policies. The newly formed party was unable to win a seat during the 1997 Pakistani general election. Khan supported General Pervez Musharraf’s military coup in 1999 believing Musharraf would “end corruption, clear out the political mafias”. According to Khan, he was Musharraf’s choice of prime minister in 2002 but turned down the offer. The 2002 Pakistani general election were held in October across 272 constituencies. Khan anticipated doing well in the elections and was prepared to form a coalition if his party did not get a majority of the vote. He was elected from the NA-71 constituency of Mianwali and being the only party member to have secured a seat, PTI won only 0.8% of the popular vote. Khan, who was sworn in as an MP on 16 November, remained part of the Standing Committees on Kashmir and Public Accounts.
Imran’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came into political main stream of Pakistan when it conducted major rally at Lahore in October 2011 and after its success it conducted mass rallies in karachi, Quetta and Rawalpindi. Political analysts hope that PTI in leadership of Imran can fill the gap of third option in Pakistani Politics.