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PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo
PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is to leave hospital on Wednesday, his party and medics said Tuesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally.

The 60-year-old was ordered by doctors to remain immobile in a hospital bed with fractured vertebrae and a broken rib after falling from a hoist raising him to the stage at a rally just days before the May 11 general election.

PTI spokeswoman Shireen Mazari said the former cricket star was feeling better and had managed to walk in hospital.

“Imran Khan will be discharged from hospital Wednesday,” Mazari told AFP.

“I have just talked to Imran Khan who told me that he will be going home tomorrow.”

Khwaja Nazir, spokesman for Lahore's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, where Khan has been treated, confirmed that the PTI chief would be moving home on Wednesday.

“He has already worn a brace around his back, which he will have to use for four to six weeks,” Nazir said.

Zardari phones Imran

President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday telephoned Khan and inquired about his health, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

The president felicitated Khan for the confidence reposed in him by the voters, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the general elections.

Khan electrified much of the campaign with his calls for reform and galvanised many young people to take part for the first time.

The election was won by the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, but the PTI scored a major breakthrough, finishing in third place with 28 National Assembly seats, according to partial results.

Comments (13) Closed

zack May 21, 2013 06:23pm

I wish Imran well. His well being is Pakistan's well being. May Allah grant him with health.

shaukat kamal May 22, 2013 12:19am
I pray for imran khan, may Allah protect him from evil politician. Pakistan needs only imran khan at this time.
Muhammad May 21, 2013 08:56pm
Fools do hate others.
Azam May 21, 2013 04:44pm
Long live Khan. On the overseas front majority of us overseas Pakistanis are standing with Imran and with his idealogy. We will not rest until the dream of Naya Pakistan comes true. In these elections we got KPK and we all saw the response from Karachi. Next time we will get the whole Pakistan, Inshallah. It is a mission in progress...
Sardar KHAN May 21, 2013 04:36pm
Best news for the nation.May ALLAH (SWT) give him strength and good health to full fill his mission of change in Pakistan.I hope his enemies will also pray for his full recovery.
Falcon May 21, 2013 01:43pm
Do you even understand what you have written? Why so much hatred?
Waqas Shaikh May 21, 2013 11:01am
I am very happy to hear the good news. May God Bless Imran a speedy and complete recovery (Aameen).
OnePakistan May 21, 2013 09:36am
May God give him strength and support him. He is a leader who managed to inspire many millions of Pakistanis abroad and at home to take the initiative to come out and vote...... even in the most hostile of situations.....
Mushtaq Ahmad May 21, 2013 09:49am
May ALLAHA bless khan with good health again
SF May 21, 2013 08:58am
imran khan is our hero our all sympathic are with imran khan soon recovery, no problem imran take a rest to full recover.
Javeed May 21, 2013 09:04am
A good news, May God Bless him & help him in fulfilling his dream of Naya Pakistan.
Brandsynario May 21, 2013 10:11am
It's a good news for all the fans of Imran Khan, Not discussion his political career but he is a hero of Pakistan and will always be and that is why we pray for his health and always will
Ahmad Nazir Ahmad May 21, 2013 10:18am
May Allah give him some wisdom as well so not to fall again...... He is such a fool....