Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that nurses at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, who looked after him after he fell from the stage back in 2013, looked like hoors (companions from paradise) following painkillers.
“I was in deep pain due to injuries after I fell from the stage. The injection by Shaukat Khanum Hospital not only removed the pain but enabled me to make a speech as well. The nurses who made my pain go away looked like hoors at that time,” he can be heard as saying in a video doing rounds over the internet.
Imran also said he repeatedly asked the doctor to give him more of that painkiller injection but he refused. At one point the premier recalled threatening the doctor to do his bidding but he did not allow another injection.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had in May 2013 sustained serious injuries on his head and back after falling from a lifter while climbing up the stage installed for an election rally in Lahore.
TV footage showed him tumbling down along with three or four personal bodyguards on a pickup truck. The PTI chief was seen bleeding when he was taken away by his party supporters to the city’s Liberty Hospital.
The then 60-year-old, who had undertaken a punishing schedule of daily rallies but is known for his physical fitness, tumbled from the riser, seemingly after one of them lost their balance.