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Imran Khan's battle in Pakistan politics

Ex-cricket star turned politician steps up campaign to contest in May presidential election.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2013 12:49

Imran Khan, the senior Pakistani politician and former cricket star, is set to hold a rally in Lahore as he steps up his campaign to contest in upcoming presidential elections.

Khan, the leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, first entered politics in 1996 and since then has become a popular and moderate figure in the country.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from the capital Islamabad on how the ex-cricket captain is now battling for success in the political field.

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