Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Falls From Lift (stage) During Campaign


Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Falls From Lift (stage) During Campaign
Lahore: The Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has injured his head falling off a mechanical lift that was raising him on to a stage at a rally, four days before national elections on May 6,2013.
Khan fell as the lift was just short of the 4.5 metre (15ft)-high platform in Lahore, witnesses said.
Television footage showed the dazed leader of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party being led away to hospital with blood on his head.
Imran Khan Falls From Lift (stage) During Campaign
Photo: Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Falls From Lift (stage) During rally in Lahore
"He is not in any danger … He is having tests but his injuries seem minor," said a party spokesman, Shafqat Mahmood.
Dr Faisal Sultan, head of the Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital, said: "Imran has a head injury but he is stable, talking and recognising people. We will conduct some tests and further examinations."
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Imran Khan's former wife, Jemima Khan, tweeted: "He's in hospital & conscious now."
Khan's party is not expected to win the election on 11 May but it could be a major partner in a coalition government.
He has promised to cut down on the tax evasion and corruption that have bled Pakistan's treasury dry.
Imaran Khan was part of the Pakistan team that won the cricket World Cup in 1992.
Pakistani Politician Imran Khan
Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Falls From Lift (stage) During Campaign-photo
His political party has had a marginal showing in previous polls but has benefited from a groundswell of support this year, especially from young, urban voters fed up with corruption.

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