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Politics & government
Born five years after the creation of Pakistan as an Islamic Republic, Khan relives all his experiences through his book, Pakistan: A Personal History.
The history of Pakistan is far from peaceful. The erratic politics, the violence, the arbitrary domination of the elite class, and the inability to efficiently rule a diverse group of people are only some of the gruesome events that are enmeshed in this country's history. Pakistan's politics have always been unpredictable.
Khan tries to figure out the various facets of this country and traces as well as narrates his own impressions of his birth place. This work is not just a critique but also highlights Khan's own efforts to revolutionize the political scenario there through the establishment of his political party, Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Khan has always noted the tension between the military and the government of Pakistan, which often led to violent repercussions. Pakistan: A Personal History traces the injustice and volatility and also offers solutions through this alternate political party.
It is an account that comes from an insider and Khan represents his narrative in such a way that it appeals to the West. History is laced with Khan's own experiences as a child, his education in Oxford, his successful cricketing career, and his marriage to Jemima Goldsmith. He does not sugarcoat anything and realizes his own and his country's shortcomings.
In spite of that, Pakistan: A Personal History also tries to do away with the misunderstandings and stereotypes that are associated with Khan's country.
About Imran Khan
Imran Khan is a popular cricketer from Pakistan. He first played cricket for his country in the year 1971. Khan had studied at Oxford in 1972.
Pakistan: A Personal History is his only book so far.
He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1952. In 1982, he was made the captain of the team and he continued playing for his country till 1992. He was the captain of the Pakistan cricket team that won the world cup in the year 1992. Khan established a cancer hospital that treated the poor for free in 1994. He established Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996 in order to provide a more humane approach to politics in Pakistan. He has also founded the Namal College in 2007, which is the only private university in the city of Lahore. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2010.