This article is about the Pakistani politician Imran Khan. If you are curious about his life story and relationship, read on to find out more about him.
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi was born on 5 October 1952 in Lahore. He is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer who is also the founder and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), one of the largest political parties in the country.
Imran Khan is one of the greatest cricket players of all time. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and grew into a Niazi Pashtun family there.
He went to England during his time as an adolescent and continued his education there at Keble College – an institution where he graduated before becoming a young cricketer himself.
Imran scored 3,807 runs and took 362 wickets in test cricket one of the best all-rounders. Because of his talent and brilliance on the field, Imran was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Imran is a true leader that has put his efforts into many projects. He founded cancer hospitals, schools, and even political parties. The party he currently leads continues to support the welfare of the country’s people.
The Rise to Fame of Imran Khan
At the very young age of 16, Imran was breaking new grounds. He made his first-class cricket debut in 1969 in Lahore. By the start of the 1970s, he was playing with his home teams of Lahore A, B, Greens, and eventually Lahore 1970.
Imran made his debut in Test cricket against England in 1971, playing at his home ground Edgbaston. He debuted for the ODI team in 1974, also against England, this time playing them on their own grounds along the River Trent.
After graduating from Oxford, he finished up his tenure at Worcestershire before returning home to Pakistan for the first time since leaving and secured a permanent spot on his native national team starting from the 1976–1977 season when they faced New Zealand and Australia.
In 1982, the captaincy of the Pakistan cricket team was handed to Imran. Within just a year, his skills as a leader shone through.
Under his leadership, he captained 48 matches successfully, out of which 14 were won by Pakistan and 8 lost. He also captained 139 ODIs, out of which 77 were won and 57 lost, with one ending in a tie.
Imran founded cancer hospitals and Namal College prior to his ascent in politics.
He founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in 1996. In 2002 the party obtained a seat in the National Assembly, and Imran served as an opposition member from Mianwali until 2007.
The PTI boycotted the 2008 elections but participated in the subsequent election, becoming the second-largest party with more than 17 million votes by popular vote in 2013.
In 2018, after another massive electoral win under Imran’s leadership, PTI emerged as the largest political party in Pakistan and formed a coalition government with independents, with Imran as Prime Minister.
Imran Khan’s Relationship and Marriages
He was very popular in London at that time and known as a hedonistic bachelor. He was constantly engaged in social activities on the nightclub scene and is said to have enjoyed several affairs with women.
Some of them include Zeenat Aman, Sarah Crawley, Stephanie Beacham, Goldie Hawn, Kristiane Backer, Susannah Constantine, Caroline Kellett, and Lulu Blacker.
His first girlfriend was Emma Sergeant, who is an artist, then he had a short relationship with Susie Murray-Philipson. He also had a notable relationship with Sita white, where they had a child named Tyrian Jade.
Imran was once married to Jemima Goldsmith.
Imran and Jemima had a two-minute ceremony in Paris. They married the next month again in a civil ceremony in England. They have two sons, Sulaiman Isa and Kasim. However, the two got divorced after nine years.
In 2015, Imran married Reham Khan in his residence. Reham stated that they got married in 2014. It’s just that the announcement only came in January 2015.
Another failed marriage when they announced they would be separating.
After that, Imran married Bushra Bibi, a spiritual mentor, but denied this rumor. In 2018, it was confirmed that they are married.
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Imran Khan’s Wealth
The election commission of Pakistan made a shocking announcement after releasing details of financial statements.
According to the records, Prime Minister Imran Khan owns property worth ₨108.236 million (US$680,000), excluding his residence at Bani Gala, which has not been declared in his financial statement as he shares it with party chairman and senior member Jahangir Tareen.
Imran Khan has a house in Zaman Park, Lahore, and has recently invested in various business ventures, including furniture worth over $4,000. With a 39K kite plot at Talhar, Islamabad, and a 530 kite plot at Lahore, he also has a share in 363 kites of agricultural land, which he inherited.
He has also paid income tax which amounted to around 10,000 dollars proving his credibility as an investor.