Wed, 22 May 2013 11:00:00 GMT | By AFP

Pakistan's Imran Khan leaves hospital for home

The 60-year-old was ordered to remain immobile in bed after he fractured vertebrae and a rib in a dramatic tumble just days before the May 11 general election


Pakistan's Imran Khan leaves home from hospital (© Reuters)

Islamabad: Pakistani politician Imran Khan left hospital Wednesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally, a hospital spokesman said.

The 60-year-old was ordered to remain immobile in bed after he fractured vertebrae and a rib in a dramatic tumble just days before the May 11 general election, where his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party made a major breakthrough.

Khwaja Nazir, a spokesman for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in the eastern city of Lahore, where Khan was being treated, told AFP that the Pakistani politician had returned to his home in the city. "He would stay in his Lahore home for three days and then would be shifted to his home in Islamabad," Nazir said.

"Doctors have advised him rest, for two more weeks." Khan, who leads the PTI, electrified much of the campaign with his calls for reform and galvanised many young people to take part in voting for the first time.

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