Imran Khan awarded honorary fellowship by Royal College of Physicians

Published: July 28, 2012
The RCPE is a professional membership organisation  with a membership of over 10,000 “fellows” in 91 countries. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/ EXPRESS / FILE

The RCPE is a professional membership organisation with a membership of over 10,000 “fellows” in 91 countries. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/ EXPRESS / FILE

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) in recognition for his contribution to cancer services.

The fellowship has been awarded for his contribution through the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

The RCPE is a professional membership organisation with a membership of over 10,000 “fellows” in 91 countries.

Imran Khan founded Shaukat Khanum on December 29, 1994.

The inspiration for the hospital and research centre came after the death of his mother, Mrs Shaukat Khanum, due to cancer.

The trust uses donations to help patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy free of cost.

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  • ayesha azeem
    Jul 28, 2012 - 1:56PM

    I’m a proud Insafian,Love IK..Long Live IK..
    Our Next Prime Minister INSHALLAH :)


  • Zia
    Jul 28, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Proud of you doc!!!!
    You are amazing!!!


  • Paindoo
    Jul 28, 2012 - 1:58PM

    Imran Khan is truely a living legend.


  • Angel
    Jul 28, 2012 - 1:59PM

    Imran Khan u r the only proud possession we Pakistanis have. Long live IK.


  • Zubair
    Jul 28, 2012 - 1:59PM



  • Saad Saeed
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:03PM

    We are proud of you My leader. Once again you have given us some reason to lift our head in the international community. Long Live PTI


  • Jul 28, 2012 - 2:04PM

    Congrats to all Pakistanis & Insafians. We are so happy that there is at least one Pakistani leader who brings Pakistan respect and who is not globally famous (read notorious) for Corruption, Money-Laundering, Swiss Accounts and Percentages etc.
    p.s: Its an eye-opener for those “Royal Kids” (PML-N knows ’em well :P) who called Imran Khan a “beggar”. Look Allah has honored him for exactly the same feat. Beshak Allah hi Ezzat dene wala he.


  • Rizwan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:06PM

    Being a doctor, I know that Royal college of physcians is a very prestigious institution, and they don’t dole out their honorary fellowships like some other institutions.It shows how IK has earned respect and recognition through his hard woek and dedication. He will do the same for our country when elected.


  • Usama
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:07PM

    We are proud of your Imran Khan..

    this is the achivemnet for people of pakistan that we have sach kind of leader.

    we want IK as prime minister.


  • bilal
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:07PM

    Imran khan we are proud of you and inshallah soon you will be awarded as Prime Minister of pakistan.


  • 3footninja
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:08PM

    Imran can do whatever he wants, but haters will still be haters… the thankless nation that we are unfortunately. The PML-N trolls will now start criticizing yet another achievement of the great Khan.


  • concerned citizen
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:08PM

    deserves recognition at the highest level salute


  • Iram
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:12PM

    Its an honor for Royal Collage.


  • Busted!
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:14PM

    makes Pakistan proud,again!


  • Iram
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:16PM

    Its an honor for Royal Collage.Recommend

  • Jul 28, 2012 - 2:20PM

    proud to b a pakistani….Long live IK


  • JJ
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:21PM



  • anybodyagree
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:23PM

    :-) ;-)

    Dr. Imran Khan now with sharp knife,
    will remove all the evil from society. . . ????

    ;-) ;-)

  • Aayan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:25PM

    This is really a proud moment for all Pakistanis.. It is for me at least..


  • Fami
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Like :)Recommend

  • just_someone
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:30PM

    good for khan sahib. no matter what you think about his political stances, you can not deny the great things he has already done for humanity and for our country.
    good on you imran. i urge people to donate the the great cause of SKH!


  • Awans
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:35PM

    If Imran will stick to Philanthropy rather than Politics then it is better for him as in Politics he is Obseesed with “Oooo Mian Sahib ” while in Philanthropy he is doing a good job. Sometimes Philanthropy is cashed in Politics and that is not a good thing as i deem it manipulation of human values to get votes.


  • Sarah-castic
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:36PM

    Ah, Sounds like Jewish Conspiracy?


  • choptocut
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:37PM

    Education standards in pakistan are deteriorating ….


  • Asim Mengal
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:44PM

    Hurray, You deserve it Khan. People like you should represent Pakistan and I am sure our image will go up.


  • Truth
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:45PM

    Ohhhh, PML-N and PPP might say its a fake degree since he did not study for it :D lol


  • Naeem
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:49PM

    Are we capable enough to elect such a credible man as our leader?


  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:50PM

    Wonderful news not only for Imran but for Pakistan. Had he not joined politics, he would have been the hero of the nation because in Pakistan politics does not mean work for social equality but hypocrisy. Still nation admires his humanitarian work.


  • Zoaib
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:50PM

    A proud moment for Pakistanis! IK surely deserves this…


  • Sophist
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:55PM

    He is the only hope we have left now in the country.
    We need to think at our national interest now, rather then political, religious or any other sort of. When country flourishes, we all enjoy what we do and practice how we like.


  • Concerned Citizen
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:59PM

    Imran has politicized the Shaukat Khanum Hospital by building his political career on the success of the project. He should immediately remove himself from the board of directors of the hospital if he wants to continue his political adventures. I know a few people who are no longer willing to donate their Zakat to the hospital because of the political mileage Imran derives out of it.


  • ReHaN
    Jul 28, 2012 - 2:59PM

    Imran Khan, you are the best.


  • Max
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:01PM

    Okay! Good but keep him away operation theater and writing a prescription.


  • Muhammad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:14PM

    Jali degree.


  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:22PM

    Congratulations! You are a true leader. We are proud of you.
    Good deeds cannot be hidden.


  • Zameer
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:23PM

    These days UK is awarding lots of honours to Pakistani bureaucrats and politicians. This is one way of putting them on their payroll.


  • David Connolly
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:34PM

    There is no alternative to the leadership of Imran Khan to prevent the destruction of Pakistan.


  • shaz
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:38PM

    @Awan: Do you mean that he should leave field wide open for the cancer of worst governance that has become serious risk for Pakistan and its people?


  • Ex-PPP
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:39PM

    Backed by Jews, supporter of talibans, a cricketer and lacking in political acumen. My vote will still go to Imran Khan :)


  • Fahad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:43PM

    Kaun Bachaye ga Pakistan, “Imran Khan Imran Khan”. I upvoted each n every comment alost :D


  • zubair alam
    Jul 28, 2012 - 3:55PM

    I am proud to be the follower of Imran Khan he is truly our leader just wait 6months after that we will get our Pakistan Back from these Looters InSha,ALLAH


  • Bilal
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:04PM

    Pakistani’s will be very BADBAKHAT if they dont get this man as their Prime Minister.


  • Usman
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:04PM

    Inshallah PTI shall sweep the next election!!! Please wake up those who are still supporting other political parties that are dynasties!!!!!!!!!


  • Noman Shaikh
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:14PM

    salam Imran bhai please save the pakistan,save the islam ilove u my home land


  • HRA
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:23PM

    I smiled today, after a very long time. Pakistan Zindabad


    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:31PM

    i have tears in my eyes long live sir dr imran khan pakistan zindabad


  • zia
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:32PM

    great man at last rewarded he deserve it


  • Dr. Mehdi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:34PM

    Proud of you Dr. Imran Khan! Long live Pakistan! Long live Imran Khan!


  • azhar
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:35PM

    I saw the picture of IK on the Tribune 1st page with this news and on the other side the pic of Sharif brothers as Accountability Court summoned them for their alleged financial crimes.. I just ask u guys how we can compare the man of IK calibre with these political leaders.

    long live pakistan and may Allah help us to choose the best person as our leaders and i am sure Imran khan is one of the.


  • toor
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:35PM

    great! dr ik


  • Aftab
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:40PM

    May Allah give power, wisdom and control to achieve crownship of Pakistan by great people like IK…I Love you IK. May you prove the real hope for Pakistan.


  • John
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:52PM

    Well done.

    Wish Imran had a team that matches his caliber!Recommend

  • zafar ullah
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:54PM

    @Concerned Citizen:
    And I know not a few but lots of people ever willing to donate their zakat to shaukat Khanam , so whats your point?


  • Bilal
    Jul 28, 2012 - 4:56PM

    Pakistan Zindabad!!! IK is the only politician making us proud.Recommend

  • Umair
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:00PM

    @concerned citizen, imran Khan does not need to ‘politicised’ the success of this project as its a fact known by everyone. This is just one example of how even without being in a government he can be so successful when backed by the people. And in terms of a small number of people that you know who have stopped giving money to the hospital for such a reason, the hospital is better off without it. I think you should suggest to them to give t Zardari as I am sure that would make a difference to so many projects this govt is doing for its people (#sarcasm) I can’t even think one! So relax and dont criticise the only person who is making us proud! Recommend

  • Salman
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:01PM

    Khan sahib u r our hero sir …GOD plz give enough strnghth to our nation to select this guy as our next leader


  • Ch. Allahdaad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:07PM

    I still believe Mian Sharif should also get honorary degree for outstanding work in distributing laptops. Mian saab is my ideal. He will save the country from looters.


  • taha
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:14PM

    I am a postgraduate researcher. Because of this prestigious award, from today my vote is for IK.


  • Fahad Khan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:15PM

    While the leaders we have been electing for decades are bringing shame and disgrace to our nation and country with every passing day, there is this man, Imran Khan who has made us proud.


  • Aslam
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:41PM

    After all this, IK should be careful of western forces.


  • Mudassar Haffiz
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:46PM

    Dr. Imran Khan
    FRCP (Edinburgh)

    Salute to the greatness of IK


  • Aafaaq Ahmad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:54PM

    What a person this man Imran Khan is. A truly living legend. Great


  • Zameer
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:59PM

    PTI members have no respect for Pakistan, They are just following this cricketer. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:23PM

    Start of S.K. Hospital was a great achievement but after 25 years since its inception, this project proves that Imran Khan lacks in organizational, managerial and administrative skills. Many people including Imran Khan has built their careers on this project but they haven’t made it sustainable.


  • ishi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:25PM

    we don’t deserve IK.


  • Dr. Muneeb Shahid
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:33PM

    Congratulations Dr. Khan! :)
    And its such a pity to see that his services in the form of SKMCH&RC are hailed as a success story internationally, but unfortunately are unseen by our College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.. Maybe its just because the college authorities are too much politically influenced and cant afford to lose their position by giving an Honourary Fellowship to a person of his calibre.


  • Taz100
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:41PM

    @Zameer you are a shameless individual who has gone bonkers in criticising IK, can you name your leader who even gets even 1% of respect all over the world in comparison to the great IK?


  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:04PM

    It is a great honor for Imran Khan and the country, we need some good news beside what is happening inside and outside the country. I would very much like to know if any other politician in Pakistan has built or supported by their own resources any hospitals,schools, colleges or any other institution which could benefit the nation. All I hear is they amass wealth by illegal, and fraudulent ways and stash it in foreign banks like Zardari and BB’s accounts in the Swiss Banks. IK has already proven to be an honest person and it is time for Pakistanis to bring in some one who will not steal their money or get involve in all sorts of corruption.


  • Pakistani
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:08PM

    Good for him but he still gonna loose elections……


  • Nadeem
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:23PM

    Yet another achievement by our great leader, people who are still bashing this achievement are those which are in habit of honoring the persons like Rehman Malik honorary degrees. Go get a life!


  • Zaman Punyali
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:23PM

    Salute and heartiest felicitations from Gilgit
    This is a rare moment of immense pride and bliss for nation. Long live ‘Dr.’ Imran Khan


  • Ammarttitude
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Proud to be a Pakistani..

    Long Live Imran Khan – Pakistan Zindabad..


  • waqar
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Imran Khan-Qaid-e-Azam part 2.we trust you U ,long live IK.Pakistan zindabad.


  • Taz100
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:48PM

    @ Ch. Allah Daad I know you are writhing in embarrassment as a noon league supporter as your leader can only be remembered locally and internationally as symbol of money laundering and corruption.


  • RaZi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:57PM

    my vote 4 pti……..;)


  • Rana
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:08PM

    heads off Dr. Imran Khan


  • saadat tahir
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:11PM

    bravo khan sahib……its a great achievement and a well deserved one….the service khan’s efforts provide to a huge no of suffering patients deserves even more….a first hand knowledge of working there….i so endorse this step by the royal college.
    Kaptaan …go go go…..:)

    its very different from the Machiavellian machinations of the creep dr sultan faroqui who made a mockery of it by bestowing honorary fellowships of the CPSP on several of his ilk in Pakistan.


  • Wassem
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:17PM

    Imran Sahib you command and we will obey. You are greatest person in Pakistan and recognition is well deserved.


  • Zaffar
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:22PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    when will your camp get any recommendation on your posts criticising IK-give it up- it is all ONE WAY. Long live IK


  • Pungi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Proud to be an Insafian..! :)


  • Ishrat salim
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:32PM

    Unlike Dr. Babar Awan n doctorate degree to Rehman Malik by KU….lol


  • Ali Baloch
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Cogrates To Dr Imran Khan... our next PM


  • Salman Raza
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:51PM

    I wonder were the indian trolls are now.


  • Jul 28, 2012 - 9:22PM

    will it help P.T.I.


  • Akif Khan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Love you Khan for raising Pakistan stature once again. The RCPE is a prestigious institute and established seat of learning.


  • Mozart
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:30PM

    @Salman Raza

    Indian trolls should mind their own country.Recommend

  • Rehman
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:53PM

    You did it again Dr. Khan. We are ur tigers and we will stand by you.


  • Haseeb
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Here he goes again showing he belongs in a different class of politician. IK should be prevailed upon to donate this fellowship to President Zardari who, according to his official biography, “studied business” in London at a university that has since gone missing. IK already has a degree from Oxford but it will be a great help to the President in padding out his CV.


  • Khurram Jamali
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:02PM

    C’mon ET. Please publish another blog why Imran is clearly misfit for public office and Zardari/Sharifs deserve another chance. Please, I am waiting with bated breath.


  • Faraz
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:04PM

    The captain does Pakistan proud again. Now let’s see how ET’s opinion writers/bloggers run down his latest achievement!


  • Faraz
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:14PM

    @Usman: My friend, no matter what you and I wish, PTI won’t “sweep” anything. 180 million Pakistanis will happily return the Zardaris/Sharifs to power, then curse their luck for the next five years, then re-elect them again…and so it will go on. That’s the system we are cursed with, where a man — like Imran — with an unimpeachable integrity and an outstanding record of public service is damn-near unelectable. Imagine, for a moment, what a formidable presidential candidate Imran would have made in the U.S. He would have made his opponents quake in their boots. Here his opponents — none of whom can hold a torch to him in terms of character and delivery — will run rings around him come election time. I am truly dejected.


  • Sid
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:16PM

    The real reward to cherish by all would be getting him elected to the PM position through the next election.


  • Ali Naqi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:27PM

    @Faraz: I was about to say the exact same thing. We don’t deserve someone like Imran. We deserve the likes of the Dengue Brothers. And I have no doubt that my Pakistani brothers and sisters will not disappoint by voting them back to power next year — or whenever the PPP decides it has satiated its appetite. Imran would have been a tough candidate to beat in any political system that attached the slightest importance to integrity and performance. Not just the United States’. Recommend

  • Nazish
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:29PM

    @Faraz: True:(


  • Umar
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:32PM

    Feel proud of being a Pakistani. May Allah guide us all.


  • Gulfam Javed
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:35PM

    really proud ov u…… totally respect dis man from d depth ov my heart…
    does’t matter wether he is going to win or lose but….
    he is a man ov honor
    really salute u Doc…
    but never forget how dis community treat doctors…..


  • Batman-fan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:37PM

    @Faraz: I think what you are saying is, to misquote The Dark Knight: Imran is the hero Pakistan deserves, but not the one it deserves:)
    Don’t be so cynical, friend. There is a tsunami coming.


  • Sikki
    Jul 29, 2012 - 12:09AM

    ET editors must have allowed this news to publish with a heavy heart:D


  • LionOfPunjab
    Jul 29, 2012 - 12:16AM

    Congratulation. Now Imran have licence to give medical treatments to the PTI trolls. BTW after this degree IK is qualified to treat and cure any disease in just 90 days. make an appointment.


  • xiaahmad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Thank you Imran Khan for Making Pakistan proud again unlike other leaders.
    Lets support and stand by the true Son of Pakistan Soil IMRAN KHAN.

    Pakistan need leader like him so think about it ppl


  • wsd
    Jul 29, 2012 - 2:41AM

    One of the finest sons of this country……A legend and an icon who is the only hope now. I ma just wondering if Imran was not in politics and we were to go into elections without a party like PTI what would have been our feelings….Lets put all our energies behind him and get him into power for the sake of the 18 million of us………


  • Azeem Jimmy
    Jul 29, 2012 - 2:43AM

    I amused much that my leader Ik has got the honorary fellowship from Royal College. Its proud for Pakistani-es and for PTI too. We love u our legend.

    “IK is the symbol of PK”Recommend

  • *ucked up
    Jul 29, 2012 - 2:58AM

    @Concerned Citizen:
    and out of 5 of them, one of person will be you..concerned citizenRecommend

  • andleeb
    Jul 29, 2012 - 3:03AM

    How does this help for freedom of kashmir? this man has done nothing for the real issues. The fact that british are honoring him is itself a blot on him.


  • Kamal
    Jul 29, 2012 - 3:20AM

    Respect for Imran :) What an achievement would it be to elect him as the PM of this country. Go Pakistan!Recommend

  • roma
    Jul 29, 2012 - 3:30AM

    i think all pakistanis could put political differences aside and acknowledge the magnitude of this award – and its implications – btw Congrats Imran !


  • Dean
    Jul 29, 2012 - 4:52AM

    no comments from @ch allah dad and @blith


  • Arif
    Jul 29, 2012 - 5:09AM

    You are the ONLY hope and you have the potential to guide the talented youth of Pakistan and make Pakistan a prosperous country.


  • Hashmi
    Jul 29, 2012 - 5:26AM

    We are proud of you Mr. Khan. You are the bright face of


  • xor
    Jul 29, 2012 - 6:55AM

    Geo Imran Khan.You have achieved so much for himself and Pakistan. Many more to come. A real inspiration.


  • Mubashir
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:11AM

    Thank you Dr. Imran Khan for giving me a reason to smile after a long long time. Thank God we finally got a Good News coming out of our battered and looted country. Oh God please help us elect PTI to power. Recommend

  • EX Pakistani
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:37AM

    With one breath PTI is anti west and when their institutions give a degree they are all up in excitment. For them they dont know what they want… if West is so bad then why be so honoured by the degree bestowed?


  • Noor
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:08AM

    Great achievement.Congratulation


  • bilal
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:21AM

    Long live Pakistan PTI


  • Rafi
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:23AM

    @Ch. Allahdaad:

    Good one Ch. Sahib!


  • TrollBaba!
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:28AM

    Petty minds lead to petty comments.
    Are you a lion or a mouse? Give respect where respect is due.


  • Umer
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:31AM

    Amazing !!!


  • Sikki
    Jul 29, 2012 - 12:13PM

    @EX Pakistani: What a ridiculous comment.


  • DevilHunterX
    Jul 29, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Fellowship <> Doctorate


  • ishrat salim
    Jul 29, 2012 - 4:18PM

    Problem my friends…is, people who get elected is due to rural votes which are in majority, where performance, integrity, honesty, morality etc; does not count, but feudalism, waderas, Choudhurys, beradari etc; rules…so, my friend….PTI coming to power in such a situation is difficult but not impossible…Recommend

  • Hamid
    Jul 29, 2012 - 6:51PM

    Great great personality.


  • Salman Arshad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 11:46PM

    British Agent !!!


  • Babbarsher khan
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:11AM

    Congratulations Kaptaan!
    Stick to what you are good at, the charity work. You will be wasting yourself and wasting Pakistan’s any chance of revival by being in Pakistani politics as a front for fundamentalists!


  • Zamir
    Jul 30, 2012 - 4:06AM

    Say what you will but Imran is a class apart. Those who still can’t see the difference between him and the rest of our sordid politicians, I can only say: Wake up, don’t waste your vote this time by giving the same lot another chance. It is time to give the Kaptaan a chance. Has he failed us yet?


  • Hassan
    Jul 30, 2012 - 4:23AM

    As a Pakistani who lived in Australia in the 1990s (before we became associated with terrorism), I cannot tell you how good it felt when every time I introduced myself and where I came from, the first thing that most Aussies said is “Imran Khan” since that is how they knew Pakistan. The man is a great ambassador for Pakistan and a tremendous, in fact, the only source of respect for millions of expatriate Pakistanis. I wish him the best, always!


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