CJP's surprise hospital visit irks Zardari

Published: September 1, 2018
Asif Zardari. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Asif Zardari. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari, alluding to the chief justice’s surprise hospital visits, said there are around 0.1 million pending court cases yet the chief justice is conducting surprise visits of hospitals.

“CJP should concentrate on pending court cases, which number around o.1 million. What can be said about a country where the CJP takes part in a raid,” said the former president.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman was speaking to media outside a banking court after submitting a surety bond of Rs2 million in the fake accounts case.

Sharjeel shifted to jail after alcohol recovered from hospital room

Replying to another question regarding the possible withdrawal of PPP presidential candidate Aitzaz Ahsan, Zardari said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman could also be withdrawn.

The CJP earlier raided imprisoned PPP leader Sharjeel Memon’s room in Ziauddin Hospital and recovered alcohol.

Justice Nisar photographed the bottles himself after meeting Memon.



Subsequently, Sharjeel was shifted back to the central jail.

Zardari secures interim bail in fake accounts case

PPP lawmaker Syed Nasir Shah, while speaking to media, claimed the bottles recovered from Sharjeel’s room contained honey and olive oil.


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Reader Comments (4)

  • hassan khawri
    Sep 1, 2018 - 9:36PM

    Why people use liquor bottle to keep Olive oil and honey is one question but from where these empty bottles came from, in Hospital?Recommend

  • Zulfiqar Ali
    Sep 2, 2018 - 12:10AM

    PPP is right. Look closely and you’ll see that the bottle he’s holding is Grey Goose vodka with a yellowish liquid whereas Grey goose vodka is always transparent.That’s definitely not vodka looks more like olive oil.

    The second bottle is unmarked.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Sep 2, 2018 - 6:38AM

    But it doesn’t surprise Zardari the 5 star treatment at a medical facility that’s a sub jail? No surprise that alcohol is available at a hospital!? No problem that the stench of whisky musks the air. I am surprised Sharjeel didn’t say it was not alcohol but spirit for his wounds.Recommend

  • Shoukat Kirmani
    Sep 4, 2018 - 1:36PM

    Zardari shopuld say that what the world will say that a corrupt person is supported by the King of Corruption, who was a Cinema Ticket Black Seller, later become the Millionaire and famous for 10% and later 100%.
    The country had Debts of billions and see the Hospital rooms of a corrupt politicians ?
    Shame on Pakistani Politicians.Recommend

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