Currently, Imran Khan is the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Movement for Justice) the political party that he founded in 1997. He has been placed under house arrest after a state of emergency was imposed in Pakistan  but is reported to have managed to escape.
In 1997, he started a socio-political movement in Pakistan known as the Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) and ran for office in the National Elections. The movement's main focus is to bring justice to the people of Pakistan, largely via an independent judiciary.
The party has Islamic overtones and was inspired partly by Khan's renewed commitment to Islam
. He became a Member of Parliament for Mianwali in the October 2002 elections. Amidst several resignation threats, Imran Khan finally tendered his resignation before the country's Presidential elections were held, about a month before the National Assembly completes its tenure.
He is very critical of the judicial system in Pakistan, which he says prevents accountability for the elite class in Pakistan. Initially Imran supported 1999's military coup of General Pervez Musharraf. Later he came to the forefront of Musharraf's critics.
Imran Khan is known for making politically charged statements that have raised eyebrows, both when he was captain of the Pakistan team and later in his role as a politician.
The first of these statements came during an India Pakistan match in Sharjah where Imran remarked, "Let's settle the Kashmir issue over the cricket match".
Imran has claimed that he had made that statement only casually. Versions are often used as jokes in Pakistan.
In 2005, as leader of his party, Imran led a protest rally against the US-led coalition, for desecrating the Holy Quran, and made statements denouncing the Musharraf-Bush coalition. He described Musharraf as President Bush's Blue-Eye-Boy, however President Clinton was even reluctant to shake hands with Musharraf. Imran continues to be critical of the pro-American policies of Pakistan government.
PTI condemn Rushdie Honor
PTI condemns the Salman Rushdie's honor by Queen Elizabeth. Members of PTI in northwestern Peshawar chanted "Curse Rushdie, Long Live Osama Bin Laden".
On December 7 2005, he was elected as the Chancellor of University of Bradford, the first international personality to have been given the honour by the university.
During the recent visit in 2006 of George W. Bush to Pakistan, Imran was the only politician to attempt to hold a rally against his visit
. The rally was stopped and Imran Khan was detained by the police.
Imran's current projects including building a branch of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Karachi and a University in his hometown of Mianwali....