A sportsman turned politician who is also a widely respected philanthropist, Khan founded and became the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party in 1996. Khan has 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 party in the country, and were asked to form the provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP). He led an unsuccessful protest with Shaykh Tahir Al-Qadiri in demanding the prime minister’s resignation over the issue of vote fraud in the 2013 elections.
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