ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari underwent a medical check-up in a London hospital on Sunday and his doctors gave him a clean bill of health.
“After carrying out tests the doctors gave a clean bill of health as President Asif Ali Zardari is absolutely fine,” said President’s Spokesman Farhatullah Babar.
He said that according to a medical bulletin issued by Dr Major General Azhar Kiani, personal physician of the president, from London, Mr Zardari underwent a medical check-up in a hospital as planned in advance. “He underwent some routine medical tests and angiography,” the spokesman said.
According to AP, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan said in a statement that Mr Zardari underwent an angiography and some routine medical tests at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital.
He said the angiography was performed by Royal Brompton Hospital’s head of cardiology, Carlo Di Mario, with assistance from leading US cardiologists.
Dr Di Mario was also assisted by Dr Major General Azhar Kiani, Dr Javed Suleman and Dr Samin Sharma.
Mr Babar said the president would stay in London for another three to four days before returning to the country.
Sources close to the president said Mr Zardari took prescribed diet because of some health problems.
Answering a question, the spokesman ruled out the possibility of President Zardari’s meeting Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s chief Altaf Hussain in London.
Meanwhile, an MQM delegation comprising Saleem Shahzad, Raza Haroon and Izhar Ahmed Khan visited the hospital to inquire after the health of President Zardari.
According to an MQM statement issued in Karachi, the Muttahida leaders presented flowers to the president on behalf of party chief Altaf Hussain.
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