Imran Khan may yet win the sympathy vote

Stuck in a hospital, the Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, is not going to let fractured vertebrae stop him campaigning.

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Imran Khan supporters gather for anti-NATO drone rally

Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan started gathering for a rally in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar to halt NATO supplies into Afghanistan.

Khan, whose political party is now in charge of the volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province bordering Afghanistan, has threatened to cut NATO supply lines through his region from November 23 if US drone strikes do not end.

mran Khan (C), a Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Credit: APTN
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Credit: APTN
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party of former cricket star Imran Khan protest during a rally Credit: APTN

Nawaz Sharif seeks majority in Pakistan parliament

Nawaz Sharif looks set to become Prime Minister for a third time
Nawaz Sharif looks set to become Prime Minister for a third time Credit: Reuters

The Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif looks set to be Prime Minister of Pakistan for a third time. Local media reports that as of Sunday evening his party had captured 94 of the 272 contested National Assembly seats in the Pakistani parliament.

If current election trends continue then the PML-N will secure 130 seats. They need 137 to secure a majority in Pakistan's parliament, and Mr Sharif has told supporters that he is confident his party can form a coalition with minority groups.

The former cricketer Imran Khan looks set to be the main voice of the opposition in Pakistan after his party Tehrik-i-Insaf came second in the polls. The previous government led by the Pakistan People's Party is doing badly and according to Reuters looks set to come third.

Read: 'Pakistani voters stick with what they know' by ITV News International Correspondent John Irvine.


Imran Khan set for second place in Pakistan election

Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan looks set to claim second place in the Pakistan election after Nawaz Sharif declared victory in a jubilant speech to supporters.

Imran Khan looks set to claim second place. Credit: Reuters

Despite bombings across the country, millions turned out to vote in a historic election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country that has been ruled by the military for more than half of its turbulent history.

Sharif, who looks set to become the country's prime minister for the third time, told supporters: "Results are still coming in, but this much is confirmed: we're the single largest party so far.

"Please pray that by morning we're in a position that we don't need the crutch of coalition partners."

Khan's party Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) looks set to come in second place thanks to vast support amongst the country's youth.

The former cricketer has called for an end to corruption and a halt to US drone strikes against suspected militants on Pakistani soil.

Read: Khan addresses supporters from hospital before election.

Watch: Imran Kahn injured in fall at election rally.

Imran Khan: 'I am improving fast'

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has tweeted that he is "improving fast" after his fall at a presidential election rally on Tuesday.

He is expected to make an address from his hospital bed later today.


By the grace of God,ppl's prayers & the dedicated drs of SKMTH I am improving fast.I want 2 thank every1, incl pol ldrs 4 their prayers.


I will be in D chowk in spirit and will deliver my address live from hospital bed thru videolink to all r ppl gathered for #NayaPakistan!


Well-wishers leave flowers outside Khan's hospital

Flowers and messages have been left outside a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, where former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan is being treated, after a fall at a presidential rally.

Messages of support have been left for Imran Khan outside the hospital Credit: APTN

Khan reportedly suffered four fractures but is making "steady progress", according to CNN's Pakistan correspondent.

Flowers and "get well soon" messages Credit: APTN

Imran Khan 'suffered four fractures' in stage fall

CNN's Pakistan correspondent Saima Mohsin says Imran Khan is making "steady progress" after suffering four fractures in a fall yesterday.


Press con: #ImranKhan making steady progress, in full control of all limbs. DRs happy w progress but he needs complete rest & immobilisation


#ImranKhan suffers 4 fractures - left rib, C3 (neck) T7, T5 (mid back) Doctors say he'll make a full recovery #PTI #election2013 #Pakistan


3 guards fell with #ImranKhan - Shafiq, Nazir, Riaz. 2 have been released from hospital. 1 needs surgery to ankle

Pakistan's PM sends Imran Khan flowers after fall

Imran Khan's nephew Hassan Niazi has tweeted this picture of flowers sent from Pakistan's Prime Minister after the former cricketer's fall at a political rally.

President Mir Hazar Khan Khoso's "get well" message. Credit: Twitter/Hassan Niazi

Khan fell from a makeshift lift on Tuesday and sustained a head injury. His condition is said to be stable.

Read: Imran Khan injured in stage fall

Presidential rival suspends campaign after Khan fall

The leader of Pakistan's Muslim League-N party, Nawaz Sharif, has suspended his presidential campaign for one day after his opponent Imran Khan was injured in a fall.

Former cricket star Khan, fell at a political rally on Tuesday, leaving him with two hairline skull fractures and knocking him off the campaign trail ahead of Saturday's general election.

Nawaz Sharif has suspended his presidential campaign

Speaking to a crowd of political supporters in Rawalpindi, Sharif said: "May god heal Imran Khan. Due to this incident, I am suspending my election campaign for tomorrow."

Read: Imran Khan injured in fall at election rally

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