Imran Khan has been removed from the office of Prime Minister in Pakistan after a no-confidence motion against him was successful in parliament.
The cricketer-turned-politician took office as the country’s 19th prime minister in August 2018.
His center-right Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has promised a “new” Pakistan, assuring supporters they will fight corruption, boost the crippling economy and pursue an independent foreign policy.
But, critics say, he did not keep his promises and the opposition gained momentum to topple his government.
Still, many see him as a savior of the common man in the roles of cricketer, philanthropist, and politician.
Born in 1952 in the northeastern city of Lahore, he won the only Cricket World Cup over 50 for Pakistan in 1992, making him a hero to Pakistan’s young generation at the time.
Four years later, Khan joined politics.