Imran Khan at Queen Mary

Pakistani politician and cricketing legend Imran Khan is to visit Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 11 March 2010.

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He will be talking to 200 undergraduates about his sporting achievements, political career and humanitarian work. The event has been organised by students in the School of Business and Management at the College.

Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain for a decade until 1992, the year he led his teammates to Pakistan's first and only World Cup victory.

With a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, Khan is one of only eight world cricketers to have achieved an 'All-rounder's Triple' in Test matches.

After retiring from sport in the mid-1990s, Khan founded and became the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament.

He represented Mianwali, the north-west of Punjab province, as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007.

Khan is now heavily involved in charity work. Through worldwide fundraising, he helped establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre – the largest in Asia - in 1996 and Mianwali's Namal College in 2008.

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Mason's Lecture theatre, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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