LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan who was injured in a stage fall on Tuesday evening told newsmen today that although he was feeling better, he would not be able to cast his vote in his hometown of Mianwali as he had previously planned.
Khan had sustained head and back injuries after he fell from a lifter during a public meeting in Lahore. He received stitches on his head.
PTI spokesman Shafqat Mehmood told media on Tuesday night that Khan would not be able to continue his political campaign for the elections on the advice of the doctors and added that it was not a political decision. The campaign was scheduled to end on Thursday night prior to Saturday’s elections.
Lying on his bed at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, which he had built and named after her mother, Khan urged his supporters to ensure voting in big numbers. “11th May is the day of change,” he told reporters.
Earlier in a video message to his supporters from his hospital, Khan had said that he had done what he could in the last several years. “Now it is your (people’s) turn to take charge and ensure the making of ‘naya’ Pakistan,” he said.