Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Khan's injury shakes up Pakistan election campaign

Khan's injury shakes up Pakistan election campaign
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

Nawaz Sharif is widely tipped to become Pakistan’s next prime minister in the country’s general election on May 11.

Polls have been placing two-time prime minister Sharif, and his Muslim League party, in the lead.

Former cricketer Imran Khan is also a contender. He was hospitalised on May 7 after he from a platform makeshift lift at a campaign rally.

Analysts said the injury could give him a big boost at the polls, and put a potentially serious dent in Sharif’s lead.

Khan is the favoured candidate of Pakistan’s powerful military, which ruled the country for more than half of its 66-year history.

The vote marks the first time a civilian government in Pakistan has completed a full five-year term.

In the troubled north-west of Pakistan, three people have been killed and more than 20 wounded by a blast at a police station in Bannu.

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a barrier outside the building.