Pakistan’s Khan set to leave hospital

AFP-JIJI

Pakistani politician Imran Khan was to leave the hospital Wednesday, his party and doctors said Tuesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally.

The 60-year-old was ordered by doctors to remain immobile in a hospital bed with fractured vertebrae and a broken rib after falling from a hoist raising him to the stage at a rally just days before the May 11 general election.

Shireen Mazari, spokeswoman for Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, said the former cricket star was feeling better and had managed to walk in the hospital.