President Zardari admitted in Dubai hospital

Zardari was due routine tests linked to a previously diagnosed cardiovascular condition, says his personal physician.


Express December 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari was admitted to a Dubai hospital late Tuesday night, linked to a previously diagnosed cardiovascular condition, Express News reported.

Zardari had earlier left for the Emirati state to visit his children and undergo some medical tests. He was accompanied by his physicians and limited personal staff.

According to the President’s personal physician, Col Salman, the proposed medical tests were of routine nature and are linked to a previously diagnosed cardiovascular condition.

President’s spokesperson, Farhatullah Babar earlier in the evening had said that contrary to media reports the President did not visit any hospital on Tuesday for tests or treatment.

The President held separate meetings on Tuesday in Presidency with the Prime Minister, Chairman Senate and the Interior Minister to review overall situation, security arrangements for Ashura and legislative business in Senate before leaving for Dubai.

The President was seen off by some Members of Parliament and personal staff and his aircraft has already taken off, Farhatullah Babar said.

It is unclear whether at this stage whether the President would still address the parliament. The session had been set for immediately after Muharram Ashura proceedings which ended on Tuesday.

COMMENTS (29)

buttjee | 10 years ago | Reply

American Hospital in Dubai is the safest place to meet the American interlocutors. Asif Zardari will soon be back to Pakistan after resolving all his problems with the tacit help of Americans.

amjad cheema | 10 years ago | Reply

In words of a renowned jounalist: "It seems that humanity has taken leave of this country and there is no respect for human life. President Zardari is a democratically elected president; neither is he someone who came to power via the backdoor nor is he a military dictator. Dragging down the dignity of the office of the president just because some people do not like the individual at the helm of affairs is rather unfortunate."

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