Zardari undergoes 'routine check-up' at Rawalpindi hospital

Published: June 13, 2019
A file photo of former president Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: FILE

A file photo of former president Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Incarcerated Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supremo Asif Ali Zardari was sent for a routine check-up at a Rawalpindi hospital, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said on Thursday.

The anti-graft body released a statement following media reports that Zardari, who was taken into custody after the Islamabad High Court rejected his pre-arrest bail plea in the fake bank accounts case on Monday, had been admitted to hospital after his health took a turn for the worse.

“Zardari is being looked after by NAB as two medical boards have been constituted through the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences  and Polyclinic,” the statement read.

The communique added that the medical board has been examining him on a daily basis, adding that “his health condition is good and this visit is for routine check up at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on the advice of medical board”.

NAB also asked the media to avoid any speculation in this regard.

Meanwhile, the PPP also issued a statement, saying that party leaders including Khursheed Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Nayyar Bukhari had reached the hospital.

Medical boards had advised the former president to undergo certain medical tests, the press release added.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Sajida Alvi
    Jun 14, 2019 - 12:04AM

    Is Zardari going through the same torture which other NAB prisoners go through. A person died by the torture of NAB a few months ago and his dead body was still in handcuffs. Is there any check on NAB? Or is it merely a tool to punish certain politicians and civilians. It never went after any person in uniform. It shows the whole NAB system is dubious and fake. Recommend

  • SHAZ S
    Jun 14, 2019 - 12:43AM

    Must also check his behind for piles-hemorrhages (bawaseer), as it has started to bleed; Do surgery of his behind hole and make it big.. as now large shafts will be used; Also need his head tested to see if there is something in there or it is full of crap; Recommend

  • Omar Sadiq
    Jun 14, 2019 - 9:07AM

    @Sajida Alvi: It only shows that people like you are born without brains! At long last, when NAB is finally doing what it is supposed to do and go after BIG criminals, people like you talk nonsense about checks and uniforms, etc. NAB should actually track down the IP address of people like yourself and go after these individuals too.Recommend

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