Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Imran Khan, born in 1952, is a retired Pakistani cricket player who has been a politician since the mid-1990s. He lead the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992, leading his team to their only World Cup victory in 1992. In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of a political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice). More articles on Imran Khan here.

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Members of the Pakistan American Council of Texas and the Houston chapter of Tehreek-e-Insaaf protest outside the Pakistani Consulate in northwest Houston, some 8,000 miles from their homeland. Views
Friday, November 09, 2007
The Battle for Pakistan
The imposition of martial law under the garb of emergency should make it abundantly clear to everyone that dictators cannot afford even a semblance of either an independent judicial system or a free media. And neither can the assortment of criminals camouflaged as politicians who collaborate with dictators.
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After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the US used Islam to counter the occupation. It sponsored an international jihad in the Muslim world and encouraged volunteers from Muslim countries to join in it. Thousands, including Osama bin Laden, flocked to Pakistan, where US-funded training camps were set up under CIA supervision. Views
Sunday, July 24, 2005
We Must Address the Root Causes of this Terror
The terrorist attacks have nothing to do with religious faith and everything to do with genuine injustices. Until the US addresses the root causes and its own double standards, the bombings will increase.
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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan on July, 26, 2018. (Photo: PTI Handout) Views
Friday, October 12, 2001
Terrorists Should Be Tried in Court; Bombing Civilians Will Only Lead to Further Atrocities
Everyone heaved a sigh of relief when there was restraint shown by the US and George Bush acknowledged that this is a "different type of war". And then the US embarked on a conventional war by bombing Afghanistan. By doing so it may have played into the hands of the terrorists. For terrorism to flourish there has to be a feeling of injustice which breeds the anger and hatred needed to produce someone desperate enough to kill himself for his cause.
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