Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman ─ now the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan ─ Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi was born on Oct 5, 1952 to a well-off Pashtun family in Mianwali, Punjab. His family later settled in Lahore, which is where he spent most of his youth.
Being the only son of his parents ─ and a brother to four sisters ─ he was often called arrogant ─ an accusation Khan has always denied.
In his early teens, he was considered a quiet and shy boy who often kept to himself. Even in school, he had a passion for cricket.
He hailed from a great cricketing family ─ his maternal cousins; Javed Burki and Majid Khan both preceded him in going to Oxford and captaining Pakistan.
Khan attended Aitchison College and the Cathedral School in Lahore. He then obtained admission at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, before completing his education with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Keble College, Oxford University.
While there, he was also the captain of the Oxford University cricket team in 1974.