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Huge Crowd Attends Election Rally By Pakistan Cricket Legend

Imran Khan is promising to fight corruption.

Imran Khan is promising to fight corruption.

Tens of thousands of supporters have attended an election rally of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.

Reports said at least 100,000 people attended the rally in the eastern city of Lahore on March 23.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or Movement for Justice party, is expected to make a strong showing in the May 11 parliamentary elections, competing against the parties of President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Khan is campaigning on a promise to fight corruption, challenging the dominance of traditional political parties.

Much of his support has come from young, middle class Pakistanis in the country's major cities.

The 60-year-old Khan was the captian of the national cricket team that won the 1992 World Cup -- the only time Pakistan has won the sport's highest prize.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa