Leading by doing - Pakistani PM Imran Khan on the urgent need for climate action
Pakistan lies at the geographic crossroads of melting glaciers, unpredictably shifting monsoons and enhanced disaster activity triggered by climate change.
BA (Hons), Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Keble College, Oxford Univ. 1971-92, Member, Pakistan Cricket Team incl.: longest playing career of any cricketer since 1945; 1982-92, Captain, incl. team that won 1992 World Cup, Melbourne. 1996, est. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party; 2002, Member of Parliament, Mianwal constituency, Pakistan; 2007, arrested when demanded restoration of judiciary and reinstatement of judges. Former Chancellor, Bradford Univ., UK. Founder and President, Imran Khan Foundation, raised funds for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts after Pakistan floods. Conceived, planned, and mobilized people to build Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan's first and only cancer hospital that provides 75% free healthcare and was built on public donations, currently President. Chairman, Namal Education Foundation. UNICEF Special Rep. for Sports. Author of: Imran: An Autobiography; All Round View; Indus Journey; Warrior Race. Recipient of awards: Pride of Pakistan; Hilal-e-Pakistan, highest civil award in Pakistan; only sportsman to be included in Hall of Fame and only sportsman to be awarded honorary fellowship of Keble College, Oxford University.