January 9, 2004

Imran Khan suffers head injuries after falling off lifter

photo_1367952647960-9-0-280x220LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan suffered injuries to the front and back of his head after falling off the lifter that was carrying him up the stage from where he was to address an election rally in Lahore, TV footage showed.

Watch exclusive clip of Imran Khan falling from stage in Lahore

photo_1367952647960-9-0The 61-year old cricket star-turned-politician fell from the lifter along with his security guards from 14-15 ft height apparently after they lost balance as the lifter soared to the top of the stage.

The TV footage also showed Imran Khan being carried by his associates in a semi-conscious state to a vehicle which then drove off to Shaukat Khanum Hospital for medical aid.

PTI leader Asad Umer talking to Geo News said Imran Khan’s condition is stable and that he is in a conscious state. He said doctors were stitching wounds to the front and back of Imran Khan’s head.

He, however, added that the situation will become clear in the next 30 minutes or so.

When asked if Imran Khan will come back to address the rally, Asad Umer said ‘being a brave man as Khan sahib is, he may want to do so but we will not allow him at least for tonight’.

In his message to the PTI workers, Asad Umer asked them to pray for their leader but added at the same time that there was nothing to worry about.

According to Geo News correspondent, a CT Scan of Imran Khan will be done at Shaukat Khanum Hospital and further treatment will be carried out according to the findings of the test.

Imran Khan has been energetically carrying out his election campaign in the run-up to the upcoming general election scheduled for May 11, holding several rallies every single day across Pakistan’s major cities and towns.

Update

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan is conscious and very much out of danger, said Dr Shafiq who provided initial medical treatment to him.

The 61-year old cricket star-turned-politician fell from the lifter along with his security guards from 14-15 ft height apparently after they lost balance as the lifter soared to the top of the stage.

“Khan received injuries on his head and back but they were only skin deep,” Dr Shafiq said, adding ‘we have given him pain killers’.

The doctor said that Imran Khan suffered a 6-inch long wound and received stitches. There is no skull fracture and his movement is fine. According hospital administration Imran Khan received 11 stitches – 5 to the front and 6 to the back of head.

Imran Khan was also complaining of back ache, the doctor said, adding he will be fine.

He said Imran Khan has been shifted to Shaukhat Khanum Hospital where his MRI test will be conducted.

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan is conscious and very much out of danger, said Dr Shafiq who provided initial medical treatment to him.

The 61-year old cricket star-turned-politician fell from the lifter along with his security guards from 14-15 ft height apparently after they lost balance as the lifter soared to the top of the stage.

“Khan received injuries on his head and back but they were only skin deep,” Dr Shafiq said, adding ‘we have given him pain killers’.

The doctor said that Imran Khan suffered a 6-inch long wound and received stitches. There is no skull fracture and his movement is fine. According hospital administration Imran Khan received 11 stitches – 5 to the front and 6 to the back of head.

Imran Khan was also complaining of back ache, the doctor said, adding he will be fine.

He said Imran Khan has been shifted to Shaukhat Khanum Hospital where his MRI test will be conducted.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umer has in a twitter message said that the CT Scan results show that Imran Khan has suffered a minor fracture (on his head) and that he will be fine.

The tweet read: “CT scan results show only a minor fracture. IK will be fine inshallah though he is in a lot of pain.”

Imran Khan has been energetically carrying out his election campaign in the run-up to the upcoming general election scheduled for May 11, holding several rallies every single day across Pakistan’s major cities and towns.