ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital for medical treatment.
He has been brought to the hospital in an armoured vehicle on recommendation of the Adiala jail medical board. Zardari is on judicial remand in the fake bank accounts case.
In June this year, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team had apprehended Asif Zardari from Zardari House in Islamabad in the fake bank accounts case. The arrest had been made after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had rejected his petition seeking extension of the pre-arrest bail.
He has now been shifted to cardio ward, after the PIMS hospital doctors conducted his medical examination and took blood samples for lab tests.
After reaching at the hospital, talking to media, the Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart had said that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman would be successful in toppling the government.
A week ago, he had pleaded to the accountability court for provision of medical assistance for his diabetics and cardio disease.
Earlier today, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto had demanded from the government to immediately provide ailing former president Asif Ali Zardari medical facilities and send him to hospital for treatment.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Bilawal Bhutto expressed hope that Zardari would be taken to hospital. He said that so far the government was not providing medical facilities to his father.
“The PPP will not bow down under any pressure. On Oct 23, a public meeting will be held in Thar to send the government packing,” the PPP chief said blaming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for confiscating basic economic rights of people.
The PPP chief said protest was everyone’s democratic right and they were compelled to hold protest after rigging in poll and economic breakdown. “People have been pushed into storm of inflation and tsunami of taxes.”