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Pakistan's Imran Khan leaves hospital

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 00:50

May 22 - Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan leaves hospital after treatment for back injuries suffered in fall during political rally. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pakistani cricket-player-turned-politician Imran Khan left the hospital on Wednesday (May 22) after treatment for back injuries suffered in a fall in Lahore, television stations said. Khan, who has been fitted with a spinal brace to aid recovery, fell from a fork-lift taking him to a poll campaign podium on May 7. A general election four days later handed a landslide victory to Nawaz Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). But Khan's campaign electrified many, pushing his Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) from a marginal party to the country's third-largest. Khan walked out of hospital by a back exit, avoiding reporters, local televisions said. Khan has accused the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) of killing a senior PTI member on Saturday (May 18) outside her home in Karachi, capping a bloody election in which about 150 people were killed nationwide. MQM leaders condemned the killing by unidentified gunman and demanded a retraction from Khan.

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Pakistan's Imran Khan leaves hospital

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 00:50