President Zardari admitted in Dubai hospital

Published: December 7, 2011
Zardari flies to Dubai for routine tests relating to cardiovascular condition. PHOTO: PID/FILE

Zardari flies to Dubai for routine tests relating to cardiovascular condition. PHOTO: PID/FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (29)

  • aaam sheri
    Dec 7, 2011 - 2:57AM

    Get well soon sire President !


  • Copper
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:00AM

    What a shameful state that even President doesn’t trust his country’s hospitals!


  • babar
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:13AM

    What would these people do for the country and its poor public when these filthy rich rullers wouldntt even want to get treated in the country they are rulling !! Just one word Shame and a lesson to the public who vote them and still come out dancing on there jalsas and election campaigns wonder when they ever gonna learn ??


  • American Desi
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:22AM

    I am impressed by the faith Office bearers have on Pakistan! Medical checkup – Dubai. Family and children – Dubai/ UAE Shopping – US/ Europe. Pakistan will never ever will improve unless feudal setup is taken down and land reforms initiated.


    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:29AM



  • Anon
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:30AM

    Which hospital is it here? I might need to give him a piece of my mind!


  • salman
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:52AM

    Sincere wishes to Get well soon
    We need you fit and fighting to come back to pakistan and face all the charges that are soon to come….


  • whats in the name
    Dec 7, 2011 - 4:35AM

    @Anon: if I am not wrong, it’s well care hospital. Go get unleashed.


  • Christian Pakistani
    Dec 7, 2011 - 4:39AM

    He is treating himself in Dubai because that is where his family lives.
    Sincerely wishes for our president to get well soon.


  • Kakar Khan Garinjo
    Dec 7, 2011 - 5:08AM

    UAE Please keep him. We dont have doctors and hospital in Pakistan.


  • theek hai
    Dec 7, 2011 - 5:13AM

    Finally God answers the nation’s prayers


  • Amjad
    Dec 7, 2011 - 6:22AM

    @Copper: Did you same the same thing when all the other Pakistani leaders and generals had check ups overseas? Where were you when the dictator Musharraf was getting a cardiac work up in the USA. The truth is that all Pakistani leaders from now on should be obliged to seek health care in Pakistan alone.


  • Karachi
    Dec 7, 2011 - 7:09AM

    People dying of hunger after floods and the guy who is elected and being paid for serving community is enjoying Personal Physician, Dubia Hospitals, Meetings in 7 stars hotels.


  • JSM
    Dec 7, 2011 - 8:28AM

    On the other hand, Indian PM undergoes open nheart surgery in India.


  • qudratullah
    Dec 7, 2011 - 8:33AM

    when you return, do something for our hospitals too.we cant afford dubai.Recommend

  • akhtar
    Dec 7, 2011 - 8:42AM

    @ american desi, it is not due to feudal system. Trace the fault some where else.Our popular leadership including four Bhutos assassinated within the country.


  • Irfan Yusuf
    Dec 7, 2011 - 8:43AM

    fingers crossed for a one way trip


  • Ahmer Ali
    Dec 7, 2011 - 9:36AM

    @Kakar Khan Garinjo:
    You are absolutely and precisely right and correct because this may be the secret/furtive move by president Zardari to escape and resign by saying so that I am unable to perform duties as a president due to medical reasons and these medical reasons may be as a consequence of memogate,loosing popularity and credibility in the nation due to expensiveness,security collapses and economical crises in key departments of Pakistan.And the most especially importantly Pakistani hospitals are only for Pakistani nation not for the Pakistani leadersRecommend

  • Hassan
    Dec 7, 2011 - 9:40AM

    Arabs come to Pakistan for treatment of heart diseases while our president is going there.


  • Dec 7, 2011 - 9:47AM

    @Copper: 110 per cent agree with you. Peace to Pakistan and MURDABAD to the FEUDOCRATS (feudals and bureaucrats).


  • naeem
    Dec 7, 2011 - 9:51AM

    Hope medical check up from own pocket


  • Noble Tufail
    Dec 7, 2011 - 10:19AM

    Perhapes a Pakistani Consultant physician licensed by PMDC, can decalre in all fairness and with professional integrity, that he has examined the patient and the treatment is not available in Pakistan.


  • Zohair
    Dec 7, 2011 - 10:24AM

    Allah Pakistan ki mushkil asaan karey….Ameen


  • Malik
    Dec 7, 2011 - 11:41AM

    “We should make a proper hospital in Pakistan so that President wont have to go overseas for check ups” Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Dec 7, 2011 - 11:45AM

    In a way, it is good that he is being treated by doctors in Dubai. If he were at a Pakistani hopsital and, God forbids something serious happened, then PPP jeyallaas would be cursing Punjabi doctors forever..


  • Dec 7, 2011 - 9:51PM

    It should be made mandatory for the president of Pakistan that his children study in pakistan’s government schools and he and his family gets treated in pakistan’s government hospitals.


  • Dec 8, 2011 - 3:53PM

    remembering an old joke in which 4 college students bunked a quiz and next day made an excuse for a flat Tyre.
    Compensatory quiz for them contained only one question: Which Tyre?


  • amjad cheema
    Dec 8, 2011 - 6:14PM

    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.”


  • buttjee
    Dec 8, 2011 - 10:38PM

    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.


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