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Huge Crowd Attends Election Rally By Pakistan Cricket Legend

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