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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who was injured in a stage fall on Tuesday evening told newsmen today that although he was feeling better, he would not be able to cast his vote in his hometown of Mianwali as he had previously planned.

Party leaders also confirmed that the PTI chief will not be attending a public meeting in Islamabad scheduled for Thursday, May 9.

Khan had sustained head and back injuries after he fell from a lifter during a public meeting in Lahore. He received stitches on his head.

Additional Information Secretary PTI Lahore, Umar Khan, said Khan’s condition was not serious but he had been advised bed rest by doctors for a week.

He said Imran would not go to Islamabad but he would address the gathering through video-link.

PTI spokesman Shafqat Mehmood earlier told media Tuesday night that Khan would not be able to continue his political campaign for the elections on the advice of the doctors and added that it was not a political decision.

The campaign was scheduled to end on Thursday night prior to Saturday’s elections.

Lying on his bed at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, which he had built and named after his mother, Khan urged his supporters to ensure voting in big numbers. “11th May is the day of change,” he told reporters.

In a video message to his supporters earlier from the hospital, Khan had said that he had done what he could in the last several years. “Now it is your (people’s) turn to take charge and ensure the making of ‘naya’ Pakistan,” he said.


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Indusonian
May 09, 2013 02:29am
Information about guards is on PTI website. One of them is discharged and for another one, ankle surgery is scheduled. They all are getting treatment at SKMH.
Adil Jadoon
May 09, 2013 03:05am
Cheesy the poor guy was sedated with pain killers.
Adil Jadoon
May 09, 2013 03:03am
They are safe. They all landed on top of him there fore using him as a cushion.
Shoaib Wahab
May 08, 2013 05:52am
Khan all the way...
Imran
May 08, 2013 05:55am
A brave man!!! Masha Allah
Khalid
May 08, 2013 05:57am
It is now people turn to come out and cast vote for change. Allah Tala Imran Khan ko Sehat day aur us ki umar may Barkat day Ameen.
Ahmed
May 08, 2013 06:02am
We will!! U rest, and we will do our duty!!
A sincere Pakistani
May 08, 2013 06:04am
Wishing Imran Khan a fast recovery.
Imtisal
May 08, 2013 06:04am
Imran Khan, Whatsoever happens, you have made us realize that we were living in the dark age. We want change and we dont want to procrastinate it anymore. Our love for you is eternal and we have believe in you that you will bring change unlike other traitors in our country... Live Long Imran Khan! Pakistan Zindabaddd
Saqi
May 08, 2013 06:05am
Great person Imran Khan, contributed a lot to this nation. Free from Corruption. Donated his prize money of world cup 1992 85000 pounds to Shoukat Khanum and much more. Introduced third party in elections and give choice to this nation. True leader and leading from front.
MEEE
May 08, 2013 06:09am
Postal ballot vote kar dein Kaptaan G.
Dilawer
May 08, 2013 06:11am
People have a clear choice now. Either vote for him and hope for a change or vote for the spent force and remain slave to corruption and injustice. Choice is yours.
Ahsan
May 08, 2013 06:13am
It's sad that Ik is not going to cast his vote...
pakone
May 08, 2013 06:23am
Get rest Khan s'b. You've done enough and the whole nation irrespective of party affiliation cried and prayed for you. We'll take it from here. You just rest please.
Farhan
May 08, 2013 06:23am
INSHA ALLAH Naya Pakistan.
Israr Khan Ismail Zai
May 08, 2013 06:25am
Imran Khan is the only and true leader of Pakistan, almost gave us a heart attack but thank god he is doing ok. LOVE YOU IMRAN KHAN, LOVE YOU PAKISTAN.
Abdullah BIlour
May 08, 2013 06:26am
May Allah give him quick and complete recovery. Aameen! Now its our job to carry the flag of his mission on May 11 and get our land "Pak" of all the filth, we have accumulated in the past 66 years. May Allah make our home truly "Pakistan".
haider
May 08, 2013 06:32am
i will vote for you. get well soon.
HM, Canada
May 08, 2013 06:37am
GO OUT AND VOTE FOR PAKISTAN ... VOTE FOR PTI...
ishtiaq ali
May 08, 2013 06:46am
khan sb ur numbers increasing day by day. take rest and get well soon. its our turn now we r struggling and Inshallh will do our best efforts for naya Pakistan on 11th May. We love u.
Baig
May 08, 2013 06:48am
What must this man go through to prove that he is fighting for nothing else but for our nation and our people. Battered and confined to a hospital bed, a lesser man would have caved in, but not him and all he can think about is his Pakistan and his Pakistanis - the minimum least we can do is help ourselves and vote - not for him - for our own selves - is that asking for too much or has this nation become addicted to self harm?
Pakistan Zindabad
May 08, 2013 06:49am
We have decided for a change Imran Bhai!!! May Allah gives you health....inshaAllah we will win the election and make "NAYA Pakistan", that is, Jinnah ka Pakistan. A true Islamic and developed state.
Ali Shah
May 08, 2013 06:58am
Get well soon Imran....your presence on the ground will be missed
Ameer Abbas
May 08, 2013 06:59am
some 61 jalsas in 10 days or so, is kind of record.. IK has more than returned what Nation has given to him.. Jumped in to policitics from a position where no other Pakistani could ever imagine, to make a new Pakistan.. He now fuly deserves just one thing from Nation in return.. our vote!
Subhan Khan (@rsk1991)
May 08, 2013 07:02am
now its our turn to play a role on 11th may, thax captain for showing us the right direction for our beloved Pakistan.
Farooq
May 08, 2013 07:02am
Khan saab your job is done for campaign its our turn now and we will make sure we do our part.
Hassan
May 08, 2013 07:03am
Who says that whole nation cried ?
rashid
May 08, 2013 07:04am
The tragedy has left the Pakistani nation in a difficult situation. we are praying for your early recovery. And we will pay back your 17 years struggle by turning out on the election day to materialize your dream of a 'Naya Pakistan'!!
Hassan
May 08, 2013 07:05am
None had any heart attack dont exaggerate
Malveros
May 08, 2013 07:07am
Very well said.
Such Bolo
May 08, 2013 07:12am
Election commission should allow Imran to cast his vote via mail. ALL Pakistani should demand this
hasnain
May 08, 2013 07:13am
Come'on Skipper !!!
Faisal
May 08, 2013 07:16am
If anyone wonder how the muslim leaders such as Tipu Sultan and Salahuddin Ayubi use to lead thn they can see the shadow of those great leaders in the form of "Sir Imran Khan The Great" a gift of Allah for Pakistani's, LAST HOPE, son of a Great muslim Mother, whose womb gave birth such a Great leader... Sir i salute you what you have done for us, O Almighty Allah open the eyes of all Pakistani's and let them choose the Tipu Sultan and Salahuddin Ayubi of 2013. I wish you recvover soon and make our mother land a Great nation, and bring the respect of our green passport back that we lost...Ameen suma ameen
Mustansar Dar
May 08, 2013 07:18am
Election Commission should make special arrangements to facilitate Imran Khan to cast his vote.
Pakistan Zindabad
May 08, 2013 07:25am
he said "Almost"...
Canuck
May 08, 2013 07:25am
Why don't you find something more productive to do.
faaziz
May 08, 2013 07:28am
Oh God! Spare me your pompous childish jingoistic nonsense. My God grant him speedy recovery InshaAallah.
khan
May 08, 2013 07:28am
Imran really did too much for pakistan, now its our responsibility to vote him and to make new Pakistan... Well done Skipper !!
Fareed
May 08, 2013 07:31am
I pray for your quick recovery Khan Saab. All nation is with you, insha-allah your/our dream will come true for “naya Pakistan”.
Hassan
May 08, 2013 07:34am
Imran Khan is a common man like us, if he will get permission to cast his vote via mail then whole nation should get same permission, there are thousands who have more severe injuries than Imran Khan, should they also be allowed ?
Nisar Khan
May 08, 2013 07:37am
Imran Khan inshallah you will recover your health very soon.
Asif@Riyadh
May 08, 2013 07:39am
I can't cast my vote but all those in Pakistan should have no excuse. Also I made by contribution to PTI fund.
saqib
May 08, 2013 07:42am
keep these comments safe as he had yet not given the power to see if he is able to help? Every body claims of better outcome but fewer who actually delivers it? To soon to rank him such high at the moment i guess. Hoping to get well soon.
shafeeq
May 08, 2013 07:42am
Mujay jab pata chala ke imran khan injured hochuka hai mai buhat roya,eslayey k imran khan 1 sucha leader hai.Sir you are last hope for us and for our lovely Pakistan.. you are the great leader of Pakistan like Shah mahmood ghaznawe,tepu sultan,sala uddin ayubi,liqat khan, we hope you will recover your health very soon..Good luck for Pakistan, common jago pakistanio and vote to imran khan for indispensible bright future of Pakistan.
khalil
May 08, 2013 10:52pm
Come People of Pakistan. Come out and shine.... this is your chance to make a difference and create new PAKISTAN
Shahid Latif
May 08, 2013 10:47pm
oh how we crave for an honest and sincere man like Imran to lead us!
Dost Khan
May 08, 2013 07:51am
Terrible organisation by Imran's campaign and security staff. Not to mention police incompetence. Imran has to surround himself with better, more thoughful, well organised people. Someone from his campaign should have tested out the lift and how many people it can carry in advance. After so many attacks on politicial processions, there was no stretcher and ambulance at the scene? It was disgusting to see the way he was carried away from the fall. Even a layman knows that lifting and carrying a person in such a manner from the scene of the accident can cause serious back and other injuries. Ambulances, paramedics, evacuation plans should be standard operating procedure for all such political gatherings. Has to be said it's not just the incompetence of the civil administration but Imran's own campaign and security staff. Imran has great will-power and determination, but he has to also make sure he has the right team to support him. Merely good intentions is not enough. Intelligence and careful planning is also needed. You can't win a cricket match on your own, and neither can you do the same with a competitive political campaign. Your team matters.
R V prasad
May 08, 2013 07:51am
How can such an important person have this kind of security detail...He could have easily been killed..some one should have understood that mob could have caused a grave accident.
Suhaib
May 08, 2013 07:56am
Ameen! Perfectly said Faisal
Faisal
May 08, 2013 08:18am
Read again i said lead..please read again
Shaz
May 08, 2013 08:19am
I pray to Allah to give him full recovery so that he can take prime minister.
Amjad
May 08, 2013 08:21am
I wonder if Sethi was not the caretaker CM and still doing his job as a journalist, how he would have blasted the Punjab government over these series of lapses...it is unfortunate that we see a few doers, most of us are commentators always in the look out ot find faults in others!!!
Fahad
May 08, 2013 08:35am
I second the opinion of Mustansar Dar - "Election Commission should make special arrangements to facilitate Imran Khan to cast his vote." We know how important it is for him to cast his vote. He has always led from the front and he should do the same this time as well. PTI - please unite to pass this message to Election Commission.
Pakistani
May 08, 2013 08:43am
Enough praying... lets change!!! LETS VOTE
Muhammad Raza
May 08, 2013 08:51am
Not to sound negative, but I'd expect a website with the stature such as that of Dawn.com, to not make mistakes like "which he had built and named after HER mother". Get well soon, Imran.
janan
May 08, 2013 08:52am
Get well soon, Pakistan needs you
Adeel
May 08, 2013 08:55am
He did his best what we were expecting form him, lets do what he is expecting from us. lets vote for PTI and pay our contribution in making NAYA PAKISTAN. Long Live Pkaistan ! Long Live IK !
Sahibzada Jahangir
May 08, 2013 08:56am
God may reduce his pain and grant him the stength to recover as soon as possible from this tragic accident. What is it that this man has not done for Pakistan ? Perhaps this was the final act of God. Allah wanted to show the Pakistani nation and the world this great man bleeding for the cause of his people. Immediately on hearing the breaking news, the highly emotionally charged people with tears in their eyes filled the mosques all over the UK praying for his speedy. The statement from his hospital bed witnessed Pakistanis crying in streets and on telephones. PIA flights to lahore are fully booked. IKS is leaving Manchester for Lahore today with 30 people delegation to visit their leader. He may not be able to conduct his election campaign anymore but the whole nation now will turnout to vote on the 11th and Inshallah with Allah's blessings, we will witness on the 12th a new leader of Pakistan making his victory speech from a hospital bed which he built for the cancer suffering poor people of Pakistan. Sahibzada Jahangir, Chairman, Imran Khan Secretariat for UK & Europe
Ejaz Hussain
May 08, 2013 09:00am
He fell from the stage not grace.He will rise IA.
Ahmed j
May 08, 2013 09:11am
This is what I call him a born leader. Even from a hospital bed, not once he said anything about his health. He is only concerned about the country and motivating people for Pakistan. He has strong conviction and love for the country. A true leader born to lead. He has always led from the front, spearheading his force himself. God gives him speedy recovery (aameen) and this accident may have averted a bigger danger in waiting. I have firm belief that Allah has his plans and He is looking after Imran Khan and Pakistan. Imran Khan remind us what Quran says that “Truly, God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (Quran 13:11). It is time, God will change our condition now. InshaAllah.
Ali
May 08, 2013 09:19am
Thanks to Allak Pak who saved Imran Khan after falling from such height. May Allah give him good health. Get well soon Imran & live long. And many thanks to the people ot PTI who understood the situation very carefully and didn't created a chaos & kept focusing on the coming elections. Let's all Vote for PTI to make our country a Better & Strong Pakistan & let's nail the riwaiti siyasat & bury it forever. Thanks you.
AMJ
May 08, 2013 10:00am
Fully agree with you; Imran should be given a special privilege to vote by his hospital bedside. I hope ECP listens.
Arif
May 08, 2013 10:00am
I pray for swift recovery for the great leader and also pray that God give him resounding victory in the comming elections. He is really a very patient person and we should learn from the example set by him.
SAJJAD
May 08, 2013 10:04am
I live in Dubai, and my friends from Philippines and India would like Imran Khan to win the elections. Why would n’t any Pakistani would support him. One thing he has done successfully is that, he has increased the level patriotism in every Pakistani’s heart and I respect him for that. Wish him speedy recovery
Hiba
May 09, 2013 01:21am
SKMCH updated everyone on their conditions too: Mr. Imran Khan was seen by a team of specialists at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre this morning and they are very pleased with his progress. They are confident that he will make a complete recovery, Inshallah. He will be moving from the Intensive Care Unit, where he spent the night, to a regular inpatient room later today. Imran is in very high spirits, he has had his breakfast and is, as expected, itching for action. The three guards who were injured with him last night were also brought to SKMCH&RC. One has since been discharged from Hospital, while two are still admitted. It is expected that one will need surgery for a broken ankle, which is likely to be performed later today. Please join us in praying for a speedy recovery, not only for Imran, but for all those injured yesterday, and, of course, for all our patients.
mahgul
May 08, 2013 10:36am
Many of us have realized yesterday that how great emotional attachment we have with this great leader Imran Khan... The shock of first news was same as one feels for the immediate dear family member. IK, its our turn now... You just see, Allah will help you to win the election in same way as you have won the hearts. In Sha Allah
JK
May 08, 2013 11:05am
well said.
Syed Muhammed Asim Raza
May 08, 2013 11:06am
While nation is prayering for you, get well soon and prepare yourself to lead the nation.
Abdul
May 08, 2013 11:13am
Very unfortunate accident, I pray for his full recovery, but we should atleast think for a while, that Allah does not like takabur (arrogance).
Himanshu Yadav
May 08, 2013 11:17am
I respect Imran Khan but this is over media hype don't you think one should be more concerned about people dying in bomb blasts every day?
Par
May 08, 2013 11:34am
how come her mother...Imran khan is male and the relation comes from his side not her side...
Asad Aslam
May 08, 2013 11:38am
I am sorry, but where is the media hype? He was in a critical state and millions are concerned about his health.
Majid
May 08, 2013 11:39am
Just watch the Stock exchange rocket upwards when Imran Khan wins...Inshallah !
JD
May 08, 2013 11:49am
Mind your own business!
Sunsunati
May 08, 2013 11:54am
you are LOL :D
raju
May 08, 2013 11:58am
He is concerned and therefore once voted to power he will bring better change.
ahmed
May 08, 2013 12:06pm
it is essential that ECP makes such special arrangements OR at least allow him vote by postal ballot.If it makes it legally easier then let arrangements be made for one head of each party.
Hasan Zia
May 08, 2013 11:43pm
Ata - check the PTI website along with the press coneference from the director of Shaukat Khanam Hospital. They have provided updates on all three security guards and their health. All of them are fine and one guard will go through an ankle operation. May God give all of them a speedy recovery. Hope this makes u feel better : )
ahmed
May 08, 2013 12:22pm
Thursday evening,say around isha time ,PTI should seriously consider calling a nation wide 3 minute silence/prayer for his health.Call for Prayers at homes,in markets,transport to stop,lights be dimmed,all PTI candidates to arrange corner meetings just for the prayer. ALLAHswt listens to all,will InshaALLAH accept the prayer of many of us.Ameen. Come on Asad Umer now it is time to show your organisation skills.Wish you GOD speed.
raj
May 08, 2013 12:27pm
May God recover him fast, He is a noble soul. who can only change future of Pakistan for better. By the Grace of God he will recover Fast. Raj K dhar, Saint Louis, MO USA
Alan from UK
May 08, 2013 12:29pm
can u worry about Gandhis pls n leave us alone
Zinda Dil
May 08, 2013 12:34pm
Yadav Imran is the only leader who wants to do something about the killings in Pakistan. he is one beacon of light that we have. all of Pakistan has pinned hopes with him to lead us into what we were desitned for . So forgive us when the whole of Pakistan skips a beat and gets paralyzed for a true leader.
Ahmed
May 08, 2013 12:35pm
I like your comments, but the passion is too much in the youth for this great leader ...plus incompetent administration cannot hold back the junoon these guys show.....inshaALLAH naya pakistan.
Hasan
May 08, 2013 12:39pm
Muhammad Raza and 22 others who gave a thumbs up. Do you have any understanding of the English language? You are all wrong. As Par says the correct use is "His" and not " Her" as you say. Please go back to school.
Adeel
May 08, 2013 12:46pm
His party is 17 years old and he has gathered support in last year and half, where were his leadership skills in earlier 15 and half years ???? Dont get hyper emotional he is just an other politician......
Agha Ata (USA)
May 08, 2013 12:47pm
I am a great fan of Imran Khan. And I sincerely wish that he comes out of the hospital healthy and fit, wins the elections and then leads the nation. But I am sorry for one thing. There were two or three guards who fell with Imran Khan. How come we never learned anything about them? While I hope they are uninjured, fine and and doing well, I am sorry that we can be so indifferent to the people around us, if they are of a lower social status. Shame on us! :(
Kazim
May 08, 2013 12:58pm
I agree. Elections is not about emotions. Ideologies are followed by sanity. I respect IK tremendously but this "message from the hospital bed" is a bit too cheesy. I am sure Imran and his team will understand in time, that such a "Paid Political Advertisement" plays only on emotions on the people yet Imran wants people to choose change based on his ideology. We are all concerned about his health and wish him truly well, but no matter how well intentioned, this is all sounding like a semi martyr gig
Zeeshan
May 08, 2013 01:08pm
He is the only man who can make law and order situation better because of his brave decisions everybody seen on media on critical situation his concerned were for Pakistan not for his health and that is proof of his Love to Pakistan and People of Pakistan. I salute to Imran Khan.
Shah Khan Baigal
May 08, 2013 01:12pm
Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Climbing/Working at a height of above 2 meters is regulated in many countries. What ever the cause of Imran Khan falling from the stage, it was a mistake by the organizers. The stage should have been properly assessed for safety and integrity. It should have been certified and doubled checked for a high profile person like Imran Khan. Its not the fault of the security guards.They try thier best to protect him. All our Prayers with Imran Khan for May 11. We hope in a Naya Pakistan such things will be regulated by Law and tough Health Safety Regulations should be passed whether it is a stage/ working on a height or fire in a garment factory. People should be accountable by LAW. Naya Pakistan Zindabad Imran Khan Zindabad.:)) Friends please pray for Imran Khan. He has given us hope.
M. S. Alvi
May 08, 2013 01:23pm
He should be able to cast a proxy vote, from his bedside.
Nabidad Khan — Sharjah
May 08, 2013 01:24pm
Get well soon Imran Khan. Captain we will not let the candle dim that you lit alone. Pakistan badly need charismatic leader like you. Almighty God Bless you and my country.
Rameez
May 08, 2013 01:30pm
PTI will win with a HEAVY Margine InshaALLAH.. Go Imran Khan Go... We are with you..
Tariq
May 08, 2013 01:31pm
Khan sahib is not that "brittle" he is our leader to be, Inshallah. God willing he's in good hands!
M. S. Alvi
May 08, 2013 01:32pm
Mr. Khan you are right. But there is no quality in anything in Pakistan. Pakistan is called a failed state. Let us hope that some day a leader like Imran Khan or Musharraf will bring it up to an acceptable level. Right now, Pakistan is in a ditch.
Ahmed Noor
May 08, 2013 01:33pm
Funny ..
Lion King
May 08, 2013 01:33pm
Imran is a good Man. He needs to get well soon for Pakistan and its people. May god bless him and he gets well soon to lead pakistan. Best wishes from across the border.
Pakistani
May 08, 2013 01:34pm
That is why all of us are concerned about him and his well being, brother its not the man who all of us are worried for its the aim and goals that he has made , which are valuable to us, everyone feels dearly when one of our own is injured or hurt, that is why we will not sit quiet at home on May 11, we will use the only right that is given to us as a citizen of this country, we will speak up and we will vote!
wellwisher
May 08, 2013 01:39pm
Just watch the +ve energy across the whole country tick upwards when he wins, InshAllah !!!
Canuck
May 08, 2013 01:42pm
Best post of the year !
YouDontSay
May 08, 2013 01:51pm
I'll give you a few reasons people may not vote for him 1- Conflicting statements 2- Illusions of grandeur 3- The use of the word "revolution", in recent political history there hasn't been any revolution which did not leave people worse off than before the revolution (Egypt, Tunisia) 4- People voting for rational reasons as opposed to the charisma of an individual This list can go on but I think you get the jist of it
Tansar
May 08, 2013 02:09pm
Lets pray to God for his speedy recovery and may we get rid of these currupt leaders and bring this honest, dedicated and well organized leader to rule Pakistan at the spot where it deserves. Ameen
Sohail
May 08, 2013 02:28pm
I will bring my money to Pakistan when IK wins in sha Allah
ajaz
May 08, 2013 02:36pm
We felt the same here in Indian Occupied Kashmir as well. We felt someone dear to us have been injured and glued our eyes to tv channels to get updates. Such is the love for Imran in our part of the world.
ajaz
May 08, 2013 02:38pm
He has already rose to heights by giving cancer hospital to the sub-continent + the university. How novel his projects have been in comparison to other politicians in Pakistan who have just looted the country.
imran
May 08, 2013 03:03pm
I doubt if it will happen. firstly because he is not going to win 120 seats and second even if he does he would not take oath from Zardari.
imran
May 08, 2013 03:05pm
I am sorry for so many thumbs down you got, unfortunately you are talking logic on a very illogical forum
Saad Babar
May 08, 2013 03:10pm
Anything for my dear leader , i want him not to do any jalsa or speech as recomended by the doctors... we need him as PM of Pakistan for a long period of time... Take care Sir, leave the rest on your soldiers now.
DR. AFZAL (USA)
May 08, 2013 03:15pm
AGREE 100%.
Dr Bashir
May 08, 2013 03:18pm
Your thoughts are admirable but all these arrangements cost money. As Imran Khan has himself said before that PTI has been on a shoe string budget. They're doing the job as best they can with the limited resources they've got. I think I saw a new post earlier of Nawaz Sharif campaigning in a helicopter. While Imran has been driving around in an SUV/Jeep. Please correct me if I'm wrong though. We need to remember Pakistan is a very poor country. They're doing the best with what they have.
Hasnain Haque
May 08, 2013 03:21pm
Unlike so many corrupt politicians who fall but rise even higher and go on to rob more. He has devoted most of his life to Pakistan and I am sure truth will prevail.
Usman
May 08, 2013 03:59pm
Its good to see all the comments in favor on PTI because it gives me impression that PTI will clean sweep but when I consider the number of people who do not use the internet, I get little bit pessimistic. Please everyone request your families, relatives, neighbors to vote for PTI.
Pakistani
May 09, 2013 05:38pm
they should rather be discharged from duty..
Aftab
May 08, 2013 05:24pm
PTI's meetings have always been marred by mismanagement and fighting. This incident was just another sign of this.
Tanveer Dogar
May 08, 2013 05:45pm
It is shame that oversees Pakistani are not given chance to vote. There is vast majority oversees Pakistanis are in favor of Imran Khan and General Musharraf.
Aftab
May 08, 2013 06:11pm
Everyone is following MQM's approach to use the technology - even those who insulted people of Karachi for following a telephonic voice from London!
Hassan
May 08, 2013 06:18pm
Lol. Get yourself checked man
fm
May 08, 2013 06:38pm
The leader of a nation has the potential to influence an entire nation(s) and generations of that nation to come, where as an ordinary person- though very precious- is less valuable because their influence is rather limited.
GF
May 08, 2013 06:42pm
May 11 will be the date when good and evil will have the final battle. The fate of the country hung in balance, lootera mafia is using the black money to fund election and finish off what little remains of Pakistan pride and dignity. However the daughters and sons of Pakistan are still alive and willing to sacrifice and stand next to each other in saving Pakistan once again from selfish politicians. Friends this is the last chance Pakistan has to redeem itself, let the world know that we are not as selfish as people think we are. Your hard and Paak earn money will help Imran Khan run the election cleanly and it will be a sweep. Your contribution will play a pivotal role in Pakistan’s next election. Please pay whatever you could to make sure your next generations can enjoy Pakistan as we did.
maliha
May 08, 2013 06:46pm
Excellent imran khan , u proved that u will be the president we all need. Maliha
Such bolo
May 08, 2013 07:53pm
Yes vote can be cast via mail or even televise live video to poling station while witnesses are present to validate the identity of a person
Neer Nayan
May 08, 2013 08:28pm
Another test of the apparently jinxed nation, by the fate? Prayers for the speedy recovery of the great legend! Though a day dream for now, yet a truly democratic, stable and progressive Pakistan is in the interest of not only its own subjects, but also of the sub-continent and the whole world! Let us all hope for a peaceful and prosperous future! Aameen!
Irfan
May 10, 2013 02:05am
You got a problem with that?
Srini (Dallas,TX)
May 08, 2013 09:35pm
Wish him speedy recovery. For Indians, we love Imran Khan not just for his cricketing skills but for how he carries himself off the field.Only thing that comes as negative with Imran is his in-direct support to Taliban. Otherwise India loves him. I love his sense of humor. I remember watching the clip of Imran and Kapil on an Indian TV show before last world cup semi final match between Ind and Pak. Imran said Pak is going to win the match to which Kapil jokingly replied that Imran must be dreaming. Then Imran replied "dreamers can be the real achievers". it was fun to watch and shows Indians can have very contentedness with great personalities like Imran. You can search for the clip on yoututbe. Of course, leading a nation is not like leading cricket team but I can't imagine any other Pakistani politician that can bring this togetherness between India and Pakistan other than Imran. .While Imran at them helm, I dont think there will be any escalated issues between India and Pakistan which will be beneficial to both the nations. Cheers.
Srini (Dallas,TX)
May 08, 2013 09:39pm
Wish him speedy recovery. For Indians, we love Imran Khan not just for his cricketing skills but for how he carries himself off the field.Only thing that comes as negative with Imran is his in-direct support to Taliban. Otherwise India loves him. I love his sense of humor. I remember watching the clip of Imran and Kapil on an Indian TV show before last world cup semi final match between Ind and Pak. Imran said Pak is going to win the match to which Kapil jokingly replied that Imran must be dreaming. Then Imran replied “dreamers can be the real achievers”. it was fun to watch and shows Indians can have very contentedness with personalities like Imran. You can search for the clip on yoututbe. Of course, leading a nation is not like leading cricket team but I can’t imagine any other Pakistani politician that can bring this togetherness between India and Pakistan other than Imran. .While Imran at the helm, I don't think there will be any escalated issues between India and Pakistan which will be beneficial to both the nations. Cheers.
Imran S
May 09, 2013 10:45am
All of the 3 guards also received treatment in SKCMH. One has been released from the hospital, one is going to have an ankle surgery and other one also in the hospital.
gangadin
May 09, 2013 07:16pm
He will address a rally via video link and Pakistanis will watch it on their iPhones. What a joke.
Tansar
May 09, 2013 01:10pm
This depends on who is addressing.
Tansar
May 09, 2013 01:10pm
Adding to above...and in what condition!
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Naila
May 09, 2013 02:31pm
Can't he vote by mail .. or that's not allowed?
iqbal Hadi Zaidi
May 10, 2013 11:41am
I was impressed by Imran personality when he was here in 1991 and 92. I played my part in collecting funds for his cancer hospital. I am honored to be the only person with him to attend lunch hosted by son of present Amir of Kuwait and meeting President, Asia Olympics. Had he not been injured he had addressed many more gatherings and electrified additional thousand people to vote for PTI. Mian Nawaz pulled thousands in his rallies but he has looted millions as exposed by Mubashar Luqman, Anchor of Khara Such program of ARY Tv but Imran hasn't looted any money and yet he pulled more crowd than Mian is very much meaningful. Imran is new entrant while Mian is dug in for many years.I am one of those who not only wish but pray that he should be our PM. Don't forget his words uttered from his bed hospital ' day after tomorrow at same time we will offering namaze shukrana' inshaallah,aamen. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com