Zardari shifted to Pims for medical tests

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) from Adiala Jail on Thursday for medical tests.

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According to Pims staff, results of the tests being conducted today will determine if the former president should be admitted to the hospital.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson was brought to the hospital in an armoured vehicle amid tight security arrangements.

When contacted, Pims Executive Director Dr Ansar Maxood said that today’s trip to the hospital was for routine tests.

On June 10, the ex-president was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after cancellation of his pre-arrest bail by the Islamabad High Court in the fake bank accounts case. On Aug 16, the court sent the former president to Adiala jail on judicial remand.

The case pertains to the transactions worth of millions of rupees being carried out through fake accounts.

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