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.