The Rise of Pakistan's Imran Khan | NowThis World

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  • Published on:  Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Imran Khan, cricket superstar. Imran Khan, playboy. Imran Khan Pakistan Politician. Khan has been called many things. But now he's earned a new title.
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    Imran Khan new prime minister, then-captain of the Pakistan national cricket team led his team to an unprecedented victory for the country. It was Pakistan's first and only World Cup win to date - and a moment of extreme pride for its citizens.

    Prime Minister Khan, who was already a celebrated cricketer throughout the '70s and '80s, saw his celebrity status skyrocket even further. Beloved both at home and in the West, he had an active and public social and love life - his marriage to British heiress in 1995 making international news.

    He also made headlines as a philanthropist, fundraising millions of dollars to open a cancer hospital for low-income patients in honor of his late mother in December, 1994.
    It was around this time - a few years after the World Cup victory - that speculation about Khan's leadership potential started popping up, and it was rumored was he was setting his sights on a political career.

    Soon he would outline what would become his core issue for 22 years: ridding Pakistani politics of corruption.

    And in 1996, he made it official: founding the Pakistan [Teh-reek - eh- In-saf] Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI party. Also referred to as the "Movement for Justice," the party was branded as an anti-corruption socio-political movement, aiming to create a quote "self-reliant modern Islamic Republic."

    But for almost two decades, PTI Imran Khan's party saw few victories.
    So how did this former sports star he end up securing the highest political position in a country of almost 200 million people?

    In this episode of NowThis World, Alex Janin breaks it down.

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  • Sinjin Smythe

    Sinjin Smythe

     4 days ago +1

    When did Imran Khan rise? LoL The army put him in - they will put him out too! LoL

  • Abdul Shakoor

    Abdul Shakoor

     7 days ago

    We Pakistani love Khan...

  • Salahuddin Alhadjri

    Salahuddin Alhadjri

     7 days ago

    I read through some comments and have to say ... there is no room for nationalism in Islam ... but I love this man. May Allah guide and keep him on the Straight path and may president Imran Khan set the right example for other world leaders!

  • Talha Tariq

    Talha Tariq

     14 days ago +1

    Most of this is poorly researched. They dont know whats true and whats false.
    Imran Khan is a good man.

  • Tiger Roar

    Tiger Roar

     14 days ago

    @NowThisWorld Please make video wisely cause year later you will see that who you praising that become a big joke. this is video is Big Example. after all your channel reputation matter as well. or viewers will see this as a joke and laugh.
    Pakistan who gonna be your next prime minister? your beggar country PM Imran khan Rise only for promotion and now fall badly begging money from many countries.😂😂😂

  • Tiger Roar

    Tiger Roar

     14 days ago

    @NowThisWorld Please make video wisely cause year later you will see that who you praising that become a big joke. this is video is Big Example. after all your channel reputation matter as well. or viewers will see this as a joke and laugh.
    Pakistan who gonna be your next prime minister? your beggar country PM Imran khan Rise only for promotion and now fall badly begging money from many countries.😂😂😂

  • Tiger Roar

    Tiger Roar

     14 days ago

    @NowThisWorld Please make video wisely cause year later you will see that who you praising that become a big joke. this is video is Big Example. after all your channel reputation matter as well. or viewers will see this as a joke and laugh.
    Pakistan who gonna be your next prime minister? your beggar country PM Imran khan Rise only for promotion and now fall badly begging money from many countries.😂😂😂

  • Tiger Roar

    Tiger Roar

     14 days ago

    LOL! Today's day if you watch this video they will laugh 😂
    Pakistan is Now knows as a Beggarstan where this Imran khan go to other countries and Beg... 😂😂😂
    Imran Khan is Big Joke in this world.

  • Sharoon Javaid

    Sharoon Javaid

     21 days ago

    Two terms at least..... To get the economy started....

  • harry lame

    harry lame

     21 days ago

    A year later; He has been true to his word, no other leader in the world has 3 Former Pms in Jail.. Hes a clever guy he played chess to get to the top. Next he will change It to Presidency like Turkey and Yes he has the Full backing of the Army. Which is a good thing because in reality It’s the Army who have been running the country for the past 70 years (regardless of what anyone says)... The West need Imran to promote his Disneyland version of Islam so, He maybe around for a bit and just like the rest he will disappear until the next “leader” is chosen by the Army..

  • Si

    Si

     21 days ago

    YES,HE WILL SUCCEED!! God will help and support him. He is the hope for pak and peace in middle east 😊

  • mollaro Official

    mollaro Official

     28 days ago

    ALLAH GIVE blessing to Pakistan from Malaysia

  • Kashif Ali

    Kashif Ali

     1 months ago

    The victory of Imran Khan means a lot to us that got us free from corrupt politicians. Soon he will must sway off the web of corruption that was spread in every institute and department of Pakistan by corrupt rulers of past just to obtain their personal benifits and to theft tax payer money. God has gifted Pakistan with such an honest leader to rule on us who is very much comitted, determined to his positive goals for the people of Pakistan with great devotion and hardwork. Pakistan proud having Imran Khan.
    God bess Imran Khan.
    God bless Pakistan.
    God bless humanity.

  • Kashif Ali

    Kashif Ali

     1 months ago

    Your some stats are wrong.

  • Saladin The Geat

    Saladin The Geat

     1 months ago

    that day, 25th July 2018, i can't say much but it was the day when we got Independence for 2nd time. firstly from british in 1947 and than from their puppets in 2018

  • YASAR IQBAL

    YASAR IQBAL

     1 months ago

    Imran Khan is an amazing human being, so few people like him exist anymore. He will bring peace to the region, as long as the corrupt ex governments don't assasinate him!!!......Sorry but that had to be said

  • Rana Faizan

    Rana Faizan

     1 months ago

    I think imran khan will become a world leader👏👏love from iran❤

  • Rana Faizan

    Rana Faizan

     1 months ago

    Imran khan is our hero we love him alot alot alot💕💕💕🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰❣❣❣❣❣❣❤❤❤❤😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • Abdur Rahman

    Abdur Rahman

     1 months ago

    MASHAALLAH

  • Abdur Rahman

    Abdur Rahman

     1 months ago

    MASHAALLAH