A sportsman turned politician and widely-respected philanthropist, Khan founded and became the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party in 1996. Khan helped establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Mianwali’s Namal College. In the 2013 general elections, his party emerged as the second largest in the country, and was tasked with forming the provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP). Along with Shaykh Tahir Al-Qadiri, he led an unsuccessful protest that demanded the Prime Minister’s resignation over the issue of vote fraud in the 2013 elections. He has over 12 milion followers on social media across platforms.
Source of Influence: Political
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