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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Pakistan politician Imran Khan injured after stage fall

Prominent Pakistan politician and former cricketer Imran Khan was injured at a political rally after he fell from a stage.

Imran Khan. Credit: Reuters

Ijaz Chaudhry, one of the leader's of Khan's party, said the politician was taken to hospital after the incident but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Footage from the event showed supporters carrying the former cricketer, who appeared unconscious, away from the rally.

Khan fell at least 15 feet off what appeared to be a makeshift elevator raising him up to the stage.

Imran Khan offers to fund Malala's hospital treatment

The Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan has condemned the "cowardly attack" by "brutal terrorists" on Malala Yousafzai.

In a series of tweets, he said he was praying for her recovery and offered for pay for her hospital treatment.


Malale is a courageous daughter of Pakistan who fought against tyranny. PTI stands ready to do whatever it is that is required to help her.


I have offered to pick up all expenses of young Malale Yousafzai's treatment here and abroad. I stand with the family in this diffucult hour


Khan's peace rally blocked by Pakistani military

Imran Khan said the anti-drone march was a huge success
Imran Khan said the anti-drone march was a huge success Credit: Reuters

Pakistani authorities stopped an anti-drone protest lead by Imran Khan from entering South Wazirista by placing shipping containers on the highway.

The 15-mile convoy of vehicles were delayed several times during the march and then told that it was unsafe for them to be the on the road after dark.

Despite this the protest was hailed as a "huge success" by the ex-cricketer turned politician. Addressing the crowd he said:

"We want to give a message to America that the more you carry out drone attacks, the more people will hate you"

Khan hails peace march 'a huge success'


Police hurdles delayed us for 3 hrs but still made it to the border of Waziristan in a 15 mile long convoy of vehicles. 1/3


2/3 were then told by the army that serious danger ahead. Did not want to risk lives and turned back. Later spoke to charged crowd in Tank


3/3 Peace march was a huge success. Warm welcome by people of the area. Huge participation plus global awareness created against drones

US activists to attend anti-drone march

A delegation of American activists from women's peace group CodePink will take part in a march to Waziristan in the tribal area of Pakistan tomorrow, to protest against the use of unmanned drones in the region. Dianne Budd, a doctor from San Francisco said she was somewhat concerned for her safety:

Of course I’m concerned about our security, but I am even more concerned about the security of the people of Waziristan who face constant threats and terror from the drones flying above their heads twenty-four hours a day.

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin said the march was intended to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop the secretive attacks. She said

We also feel this march will put significant pressure on the Obama administration to come clean about these drone attacks, to recognize how inhumane and counterproductive they are. We will continue to find ways to protest these barbaric assassinations until they finally end.

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