Imran Khan

Imran Khan's party forms government in Pakistan's troubled northwest

The political party led by Imran Khan has formed a government in Pakistan's northwest, where his call for an end to US drone strikes and army offensives against the Taliban resonated with voters.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 3:59am

Imran Khan blames exiled Altaf Hussain for killing Zohra Hussain

Rescuers carry the dead body of Zohra Hussain, vice-president of the women's wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party of Sindh. Photo: AFP

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has blamed a rival political leader for the killing of a senior member of his party, who was gunned down outside her home in the violence-plagued city of Karachi.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Member of Pakistani cricket star's party shot dead in Karachi

Soldiers patrol the streets after the Election Commission ordered re-polling at 43 polling stations in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday. Photo: EPA

Police say Zahra Shahid Hussain was gunned down outside her home in the city of Karachi in southern Sindh province. All three gunmen escaped after the attack and no one has claimed responsibility for the killing.

19 May 2013 - 10:02am

Imran Khan makes election appeal from hospital bed

Imran Khan addresses a campaign rally in Islamabad via a video link from his hospital bed. Photo: AP

Bed-ridden Pakistani politician Imran Khan urged the nation to unite for change, delivering a deeply personal speech to wrap up an electric campaign as he seeks a political breakthrough.

10 May 2013 - 5:05am

Imran Khan fractures spine as Pakistan campaign halts

A supporter of Imran Khan prays for his recovery after he sustained head injuries in an accident, in Peshawar, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Doctors said on Wednesday they expect Pakistani politician Imran Khan to make a full recovery despite fracturing his spine in a fall at a campaign rally just days before the general election.

8 May 2013 - 9:41pm

Pakistan’s Imran Khan injured from election rally fall

Rescue workers carry injured Pakistani politician after he fell from a makeshift elevator during his election campaign rally in Lahore. Photo: Reuters

Pakistan cricket star turned politician Imran Khan sustained head injuries and was rushed to hospital Tuesday after falling off a lift taking him onto the stage for an election rally, his party said.

8 May 2013 - 1:50am

Briefs, October 28, 2012

Imran Khan was headed to a party fund-raiser. Photo: Reuters

Indonesian police foil plot to attack embassy

JAKARTA - Indonesian police yesterday arrested 11 suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks on the US embassy and an American consulate. Anti-terror police made the arrests in four cities, including Jakarta, saying the detained belonged to a new network known as Hasmi. AFP  

28 Oct 2012 - 2:35am

US questions Pakistan’s Imran Khan on drones

Pakistan cricketer turned politician Imran Khan. Photo: AFP

Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan was stopped by US immigration officials and questioned about his views on American drone strikes in his country, party officials said Saturday.

27 Oct 2012 - 6:02pm

Imran Khan: from cricket star to political kingmaker

Pakistan's ex-cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan (centre) addresses his supporters during a peace march in Tank, Pakistan, on Sunday. Photo: AP

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket hero turned politician, failed to reach the tribal badlands on a much-hyped march but did succeed in lighting up the political stage once more.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:47pm

Who said it?

Imran Khan

This is the only time ever in history that a country has been bombed by its own ally

Pakistan cricket star turned politician Imran Khan slams U.S. drone strikes


He is trying to salvage his image, but it's useless because we've seen his tears too many times

A historian on Premier Wen Jiabao's visits to disaster zones


7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Imran Khan sets off on Pakistan rally against US drone attacks

Imran Khan waves to supporters in Islamabad at the start of the rally to Pakistan's tribal belt in protest at US drone attacks. Photo: AFP

Cricket star turned politician Imran Khan led supporters and Western activists on a much-publicised rally to Pakistan's tribal belt yesterday to protest against US drone strikes - even as a Pakistani Taliban faction warned suicide bombers would stop the demonstration.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:04am

Talking points

A "peace march" led by Imran Khan

Imran Khan leads march against drone strikes

6 Oct 2012 - 3:32am