He needs to stay in bed for some more time

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan will not be able to vote in Saturday’s historic general elections because of injuries sustained in a dramatic fall at an election rally, doctors treating him said on Thursday.

Doctors at Shaukat Khanum Hospital here, where Khan, 60, was admitted after he suffered fractured vertebrae and a broken rib on Tuesday, said he needs to stay in bed for some more time.

The doctors said it would be “impossible” for Mr Khan to travel to Mianwali town, where he is registered as a voter.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital chief executive Faisal Sultan too said Mr Khan could not be discharged before the May 11 general election because of his injuries.

A decision on discharging Mr Khan will be made only after conducting some more tests, Dr Sultan said.