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Is Sheikh Rasheed Joining Pti -:- What Imran Khan Has Announced Today



Is Sheikh Rasheed Joining Pti -:- What Imran Khan Has Announced Today
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer and philanthropist who leads the Pakistan Movement of Justice and serves as a member of the National Assembly. Prior to entering politics, Khan played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century. Khan was born to a Pashtun family in Lahore and educated at Aitchison, Worcester and later at the Keble College, Oxford. Khan started playing cricket at the age of 13. Initially playing for his college and later for the Worcestershire Cricket Club, he made his debut for Pakistan at the age of 18 during the 1971 English series at Birmingham. After graduating from Oxford, Khan joined Pakistan’s national cricket team in 1976, and played until 1992.Khan retired from cricket in 1992 as one of Pakistan’s most successful players. In total he made 3,807 runs and took 362 wickets in Test cricket, and is one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an ‘All-rounder’s Triple’ in Test matches.He was later, in 2010, inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. In 1991, he launched a fundraising campaign to set up a cancer hospital in memory of his mother. He raised $ 25 million to set up the first hospital in Lahore in 1994, and later in 2015 a second hospital in Peshawar. Khan remains a prominent philanthropist and commenter, and served as the chancellor of Bradford University between 2005 and 2014 and was the recipient of an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians in 2012.In April 1996, Khan founded the Pakistan Movement for Justice, a centrist political party, and became the party’s national leader. Khan contested for a seat in the National Assembly in October 2002 and served as an opposition member from Mianwali until 2007. He was again elected to the parliament in the 2013 elections, when his party emerged as the second largest in the country by popular vote. Khan serves as the parliamentary leader of the party, hence leading the third largest block of parliamentarians in the National Assembly since 2013. His party also leads a collation government in north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khan remains a popular political figure and is, among others, the author of Pakistan: A Personal History.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad is a Pakistani public figure, a veteran politician, television personality and a writer. Starting politics in the 1970s it wasn’t until 1985 that he became a national politician, since then he has been elected to the national assembly 7 times (1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2013). During his political career spanning over 2 decades, He has served as federal minister for labour and manpower, federal minister for information and broadcasting; federal minister for industries, federal minister for sports & culture; federal minister for tourism and federal minister for railways. Initially a right-hand man of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Rashid after twice serving as federal minister in Sharif cabinet resigned from the Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League and joined the newly formed military backed Pakistan Muslim League (Q) after the 2002 elections and managed two ministerial portfolios during its 5-year rule (2002–2007). He lost his first election in 2008 to Javed Hashmi and later by-election to Malik Shakeel Awan. He found his own party named Awami Muslim League Pakistan, after the 2008 election defeat, and managed to win his traditional seat from Rawalpindi in 2013 while allied with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Rashid came in public prominence due to his ‘blunt’ style of politics which made him a popular guest in the local current affairs shows. He remains a popular politician in his hometown of Rawalpindi from where he has won all his elections. He is known by his supporters and opponents alike as Farzand-e-Rawalpindi (“Son of Rawalpindi”). After graduating from Christian High School, Ahmed studied at the Government Polytechnic Institute and took a college transfer to Gordon College to study law. After spending a semester there, Ahmed went to attend the Punjab University where he completed his LLB degree in 1973. After graduation, he worked on a business commodity ventures throughout the 1970s, and was active in politics from a PML-N platform which was competing against PPP at that time. Prior to that, he became managing director of Gulmerg Mills, which dealt in silk and silk yarn. In 1979, he applied at the post-graduate school of the Punjab University to study Political science. In 1982, he subsequently obtained his MA degree in Political Science after submitting his dissertation on political science to Punjab University.

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