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Pakistan campaign halts after Imran Khan fractures spine

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Doctors said Wednesday they expect Pakistani politician Imran Khan to make a full recovery despite fracturing his spine at a campaign rally, as his party sought to capitalise on a sympathy vote. 

Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan take part in an election campaign rally in Islamabad on May 8, 2013. Doctors said Wednesday they expect Pakistani politician Imran Khan to make a full recovery despite fracturing his spine at a campaign rally, as his party sought to capitalise on a sympathy vote.

The retired cricket star and head of the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) suffered several fractured vertebrae and a broken rib on Tuesday when he fell from a lift raising him onto the stage at a rally in the city of Lahore.

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