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SCCI Welcomes Mr. Imran Khan: The 5th Chancellor of Bradford University and acclaimed social personality
 muzaffar May 3, 2010, 03:13:07 AM 

A Chancellor not abandoned acts as a figurehead for the University\'s activities but is as able-bodied alleged as an abandoned who will abode to, and board a role archetypal for, the different constituencies the University serves, including a lot of acutely its accepting and its local, borough and all-embracing stakeholders, said Mr. Malik, President Sheikhupura CCI.


Mr. Imran Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982-1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Mr. Imran Khan led his teammates to Pakistan\'s first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of six world cricketers to have achieved an \'All-rounder\'s Triple\' in Test matches.


In April 1996, Mr. Imran Khan founded and became the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007. Mr. Imran Khan, through worldwide fundraising, helped establish the Shaukat Mr. Imran Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali\'s Namal College in 2008.


Social work


For more than four years after retiring from cricket in 1992, Mr. Imran Khan focused his efforts solely on social work. By 1991, he had founded the Shaukat Mr. Imran Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization bearing the name of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Mr. Imran Khanum. As the Trust\'s maiden endeavor, Mr. Imran Khan established Pakistan\'s first and only cancer hospital, constructed using donations and funds exceeding $25 million, raised by Mr. Imran Khan from all over the world. Inspired by the memory of his mother, who died of cancer, the Shaukat Mr. Imran Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, a charitable cancer hospital with 75 percent free care, opened in Lahore on 29 December 1994.


On 27 April 2008, Mr. Imran Khan\'s brainchild, a technical college in the Mianwali District called Namal College, was inaugurated. Namal College was built by the Mianwali Development Trust (MDT), as chaired by Mr. Imran Khan, and was made an associate college of the University of Bradford in December 2005. Currently, Mr. Imran Khan is building another cancer hospital in Karachi, using his successful Lahore institution as a model. While in London, he also works with the Lord’s Taverners, a cricket charity.


Political work


A few years after the end of his professional career as a cricketer, Mr. Imran Khan entered electoral Mr. Imran Khan\'s most prominent political supporters are women and the youth.


On 25 April 1996, Mr. Imran Khan founded his own political party called the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with a proposed slogan of "Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem." Mr. Imran Khan, who contested from 7 districts, and members of his party were universally defeated at the polls in the 1997 general elections.


Ideology


Mr. Imran Khan\'s proclaimed political platform and declarations include: Islamic values, to which he rededicated himself in the 1990s; liberal economics, with the promise of deregulating the economy and creating a welfare state; decreased bureaucracy and anti-corruption laws, to create and ensure a clean government; the establishment of an independent judiciary; overhaul of the country\'s police system; and an anti-militant vision for a democratic Pakistan.


Awards and honours


In 1992, Mr. Imran Khan was honoured with Pakistan\'s prestigious civil award, the Hilal-i-Imtiaz. Before that, he had received the President’s Pride of Performance Award in 1983. Mr. Imran Khan is featured in the University of Oxford\'s Hall of Fame and has been an honorary fellow of Oxford\'s Keble College. On 7 December 2005, Mr. Imran Khan was appointed the fifth Chancellor of the University of Bradford, where he is also a patron of the Born in Bradford research project.


In 1976 as well as 1980, Mr. Imran Khan was awarded The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket. He was also named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1983, Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year in 1985, and the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1990. Mr. Imran Khan is currently placed at Number 8 on the all-time list of the ESPN Legends of Cricket. On 5 July 2008, he was one of several veteran Asian cricketers presented special silver jubilee awards at the inaugural Asian cricket Council (ACC) award ceremony in Karachi.


On 8 July 2004, Mr. Imran Khan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards in London, for "acting as a figurehead for many international charities and working passionately and extensively in fund-raising activities. On 13 December 2007, Mr. Imran Khan received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur for his efforts in setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan. In 2009, at International Cricket Council\'s centennial year celebration, Mr. Imran Khan was one of fifty-five cricketers inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
 

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