Pakistan President In Dubai For Heart Op
December 7, 2011 by staff
Pakistan President In Dubai For Heart Op, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari suffered a “minor heart attack” and has undergone an operation in Dubai, but is in good health otherwise and will return to Islamabad on Thursday, a minister told AFP.
Mustafa Khokhar, minister in charge of human rights, said that contrary to media reports there was “no question of any resignation” by Zardari, who is under pressure over a scandal that saw his ambassador to the US step down.
“He had a minor heart attack on Tuesday. He flew to Dubai where he had an angioplasty. He’s in good health now. He will come back tomorrow. There’s no question of any resignation,” on Wednesday.
The minister contradicted presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar who said Zardari had been in hospital for tests and a planned medical check up.
State media said Zardari was accompanied by his physicians and personal staff, and that the tests were routine, linked to a “previously diagnosed cardiovascular condition”.
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