LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif announced on Tuesday that his party had put off its poll campaign for a day after Imran Khan, the chief of his main rival party, was injured after falling off a forklift during an election rally in Lahore.

“I will not hold election campaign tomorrow to express solidarity with injured Imran Khan. We are kind-hearted and humane people and always care even for our enemies,” Mr Sharif told an election rally in Liaquat Bagh, where PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-bomb attack on Dec 27, 2007.

He asked the crowd to pray for early recovery of Mr Khan.

He said he had asked Shahbaz Sharif to go to the hospital to which Mr Khan had been admitted and express best wishes on behalf of the PML-N and its workers and supporters.

“We want to see him in the arena soon,” the PML-N chief said.

President Asif Ali Zardari sent a bouquet for the PTI chief, while leaders of the PML-Q, Jamaat-i-Islami, ANP, JUI-F, MQM and people from various walks of life expressed their best wishes for Mr Khan and prayed for his early recovery.

Opinion

Editorial

Spy games
Updated 02 Oct, 2022

Spy games

The audios leaked so far appear to have been carefully curated: they apply pressure but do not do major damage.
‘Geopolitical football’
02 Oct, 2022

‘Geopolitical football’

THE US-China rivalry is by all measures one of the globe’s most dangerous competitions for power and influence. ...
Fuel price reduction
02 Oct, 2022

Fuel price reduction

ISHAQ Dar is back; so are his signature policies. The reduction of a little over 5pc in fuel prices announced by him...
Untruths and politics
Updated 01 Oct, 2022

Untruths and politics

It would arguably be in the national interest for the Supreme Court to take up the cipher and settle the matter.
Farmers’ protest
01 Oct, 2022

Farmers’ protest

SEVERAL hundred farmers have converged on Islamabad for the last three days to protest against the soaring costs of...
Dasht-i-Barchi bombing
01 Oct, 2022

Dasht-i-Barchi bombing

ON Friday morning, Kabul’s Dasht-i-Barchi neighbourhood was rocked by a terrorist attack targeting an educational...