Pakistan: Asif Ali Zardari hospitalised due to ‘post-Covid health concerns’, says daughter Bakhtawar

Asif Ali Zardari

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asif Ali Zardari has been admitted to a private hospital in Karachi
  • He was shifted to an intensive care unit at a private hospital in Clifton, Karachi, in October 2020
  • As per a report, he was suffering from a chest infection
Islamabad: Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari‘s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday explained that since her father was struggling with “post-Covid concerns”, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson was not seen physically helping flood victims.

Bakhtawar tweeted that there was water near Zardari’s lungs, for which she said a procedure was performed in August.

“P @AAliZardari experiencing some post covid concerns – reappearance of water near lung (did procedure last month in Karachi too) which is why he has not been physically seen during floods but blessed with children who have been going in his stead. Thank u 4 all msgs & prayers,” tweeted Bakhtawar.

The Express Tribune cited sources as saying that Asif Ali Zardari was taken to a private hospital in Karachi after his health deteriorated.

The former Pakistan president contracted COVID-19 during his visit to Dubai in July. On the advice of his doctors, the 67-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi last year.

As per the Pakistani newspaper, Zardari had ‘fallen ill due to the exertion and exhaustion from travelling for court appearances and the budget session’.

In October 2020, Zardari had been admitted to an intensive care unit at a private hospital in Clifton, Karachi. According to the newspaper, he was suffering from a chest infection and his blood sugar levels had plummeted.

Zardari’s personal physician had stated that the PPP co-chairperson was not feeling well, and he was constantly monitored by a team of health professionals.

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