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.