Turkish PM hosts Pakistani politician
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Pakistani politician Imran Khan. AFP PhotoPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Pakistani politician Imran Khan and was scheduled to meet Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi in his office in Dolmabahçe Palace on April 6.
Khan, who cemented his national profile in 1992 when he captained the only Pakistani cricket team to clinch the World Cup, entered politics 15 years ago when he founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or the Movement for Justice Party, but has struggled to translate his fame into votes. Khan is riding a wave of dissatisfaction with the government and has held several large rallies across Pakistan, boosting his standing as a political force. National elections are not scheduled until 2013, but Khan and other opposition groups have been pressing the government to hold earlier polls.