Imran Khan announces second Shaukat Khanum hospital

Published: March 9, 2013

File photo of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

File photo of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. PHOTO: PUBLICITY File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ( PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that he is planning to open a second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Addressing an event in Peshawar on Saturday, he said, “When we were building the first Shaukat Khanum, we needed Rs170 million. There was a lot of pressure, hence I decided to quit cricket and focus on the hospital. But the board of directors of Shaukat Khanam Hospital convinced me that if I’ll quit cricket, how we will collect money for the hospital.”

Recalling the 1992 World Cup victory, he said that they won the World Cup because of the motivation to build the hospital. “In the speech, after we won the Cup, my mind was entirely focused on the hospital and I forgot to thank the team members who had put so much effort in the game,” he reminisced.

Imran opened the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore in 1994. His mother, who was a cancer patient, had inspired him to build a hospital solely for treating cancer patients.

Reader Comments (21)

  • mak009x
    Mar 9, 2013 - 6:11PM

    God bless you Khan saab

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  • Mar 9, 2013 - 6:14PM

    Khan sahab , I have many reasons to believe in you , World Cup , SKMH 1 and now SKMH in KPK , you are delivering what you said ,,, We are with you , Inshallah you will succeed

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  • Dean
    Mar 9, 2013 - 6:15PM

    Cancer hospital in Peshawar will not only serve people of KPK but also Afghanistan who travel along way to SKMH lhr.

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  • Umair Khan
    Mar 9, 2013 - 6:17PM

    We people of KPK will always remained grateful to Imran khan for his gift to us. InshAllah

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  • Fahad Khan
    Mar 9, 2013 - 6:39PM

    God bless IK. Wish we had more like him.

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  • Hamid
    Mar 9, 2013 - 6:49PM

    Superb decision. Many many patients of cancer had to come hundreds of kms away to Lahore for treatment, but now they would be treated in their home city.

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  • Neha
    Mar 9, 2013 - 7:17PM

    You are a great human being, you have gained paradise in the world may Allah continue to keep on blessing you. Ameen

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  • Neha
    Mar 9, 2013 - 7:21PM

    You are a great human being, you have gained paradise in the world may Allah continue to keep on blessing you. AmeenRecommend

  • Truth detector
    Mar 9, 2013 - 8:11PM

    Great news. Please donate, it is a great cause. It is a registered charity in US/UK:

    http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/how-to-help.html

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  • Karim Azizi
    Mar 10, 2013 - 12:54AM

    May Allah bless this man’s soul, I hope donors from all spheres of life come forward with donations whether big or small to help achieve this dream. Many lives can be saved with each penny donated

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  • Jehangir Khan
    Mar 10, 2013 - 2:12AM

    A wonderful news. Pekhawar has a huge potential to become a regional hub for medical services, not only for locals Pukhtuns but also from Afghanistan and people of Central Asian countries. After all it was a trade route and hub for thousands of years in the past.

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  • Hassan
    Mar 10, 2013 - 2:29AM

    God please take my remaining years of life and give these to Imran … i am father of two a small businessman in my early thirties because i think if he can serve this country for 10 years i think my children can have better future.

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  • Usman
    Mar 10, 2013 - 6:04AM

    Im just wondering.that.he has.achieved so much.while.being.not.in.govt. Imagine what he can do when we.give.him thru.reigns. He’s no.only.honest.but.capable, has.a.vision for the.country and talks.about.solutions.rather.than repeating.problems. I.would.vote.for.him for any one of these qualities.

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  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Mar 10, 2013 - 6:33AM

    I am a Pakistani in China, can collect donation, how to do

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  • Mar 10, 2013 - 6:35AM

    And yet people continue to question his intentions and sincerity with his people and country! Come elections this May please vote for Imran Khan and PTI.

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Mar 10, 2013 - 6:37AM

    There is only one way to thank this great human being (Sir Imran Khan) and that is to vote for his party, please bring him to power and in shah ALLAH, you will see how he will change the Pakistan.

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  • Usman
    Mar 10, 2013 - 7:11AM

    This should be front page news. Here we have million of dollars waster on Metro Bus and meanwhile Imran Khan is making a cancer hospital out of donations.

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  • Optimistic
    Mar 10, 2013 - 9:34AM

    As per my communication with young doctors of KPK … they are rating SKMH KPK project much more then recent Laptop scheme and Metro bus in Lahore …

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  • usman beg
    Apr 7, 2013 - 7:03AM

    i have a nefu at ur hospital who has cancer on his leg ,ali junaid 12 years of age i would be gratfull if u could keep me informed of his progres as live in the u.k. I awate ur reply.(usman)

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  • janjeb khan
    Apr 23, 2013 - 2:55PM

    kohat

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  • Bilal saeed
    Apr 29, 2013 - 12:06PM

    inshalah imran khan sb u will success in build a new pakistan after 11 days

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