Javed Burki

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Javed Burki
Personal information
Born (1938-05-08) 8 May 1938 (age 77)
Meerut, British India (now India)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations Majid Khan (cousin)
Imran Khan (cousin)
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 25 177
Runs scored 1341 9421
Batting average 30.47 36.37
100s/50s 3/4 22/31
Top score 140 227
Balls bowled 42 3394
Wickets 35
Bowling average 44.57
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/13
Catches/stumpings 7/– 101/–
Source: Cricinfo

Javed Burki (Urdu: جاوید برکی) (born 8 May 1938) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 25 Tests from 1960 to 1969 to eventually become an ICC match referee. Burki received his early education from Cathedral High School Lahore. He also played cricket while studying at Oxford University (1958–1960).

Javed Burki is the son of General Wajid Ali Khan Burki (1900–1988). General Burki's sister-in-law, Shaukat Khanum (Burki), was the mother of Imran Khan,[1] the founder and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party. Another of Burki's cousins, Majid Khan also served as Pakistan's cricket captain.

Burki's brothers include Dr. Nausherwan Khan Burki, a founding member of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Jamshed Burki, a career civil servant Interior Secretary.

After retiring from cricket, Burki joined the Pakistan Civil Service as part of the District Management Malakand Division – NWFP eventually working his way up to become Secretary to Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce and Secretary Ministry of Water and Power (WAPDA). Burki also served as CEO of Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) under whose leadership Pakistans first locally assembled car the Pak Suzuki Motor Company[2] was launched.

During the dictatorship of General Pervez Musharraf Burki objected to questionable Military Vehicle procurement process by Senior Serving Members of Pakistan's Army. To silence Burki he was arrested on 19 December 2002 from his residence in Islamabad and taken to Karachi Jail [3]


  1. ^ Khan, Imran (1993). Warrior Race. London: Butler & Tanner Ltd. ISBN 0-7011-3890-4. 
  2. ^ Pak Suzuki (2009). "Pak Suzuki Motor Company". Pak Suzuki Motor Company. 
  3. ^ Osman Riaz. "Free Javed Burki". Chowk. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Imtiaz Ahmed
Pakistan cricket captain
Succeeded by
Hanif Mohammad