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Imran Khan biography: 13 things about Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister

Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanum’s only son. The couple also has four daughters.

Born to a Niazi Pashtun family in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, Imran is a former cricketer and a convicted politician. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. As a cricketer, he played for Pakistan from 1971 to 1992.
  2. In 1975, he graduated from Keble College in Oxford, England.
  3. In 1992, Sita White gave birth to their daughter Tyrian Jade White in Los Angeles, California, United States. He refused to accept Tyrian as his child before she was a girl, according to Sita. In 1997, a court in Los Angeles ruled that he was the father. After Sita’s death in 2004, he agreed to accept Tyrian as his daughter and welcomed her into his family.
  4. From May 16, 1995 to June 22, 2004, he was married to Jemima Goldsmith. They have two sons together namely Sulaiman Isa Khan and Kasim Khan.
  5. On April 25, 1996, he became the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
  6. He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from October 10, 2002 to November 3, 2007, from June 19, 2013 to May 31, 2018 and from August 13, 2018 to April 11, 2022.
  7. From December 7, 2005 to December 7, 2014, he was the chancellor of the University of Bradford in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
  8. From October 2014 to October 2015, he was married to Reham Khan.
  9. On February 18, 2018, he married Bushra Bibi.
  10. From August 18, 2018 to April 10, 2022, he served as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan.
  11. On March 20, 2021, he tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
  12. On August 22, 2022, the Pakistani police charged him under anti-terror laws after he accused the police and judiciary of detaining and torturing his close aide.
  13. He was 70 years old when he survived an assassination attempt on November 3, 2022 at a rally in Wazirabad, Punjab.
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