Medical board constituted for health examination of Zardari

By Asim Hussain

ISLAMABAD: A four-member medical board headed by Professor ShajeeSiddiqui has been constituted to examine the health condition of the former president Asif Ali Zardari, citing sources.
The hospital sources said that the newly-constituted medical board will comprise Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences’ (PIMS) specialists from neurosurgery, heart and medicine. The other three members include DrNaeem Malik, Dr Amir Shah and DrZulfiqarGhauri.
Sources added that the initial medical examination of the former president was completed and the board decided to admit Asif Ali Zardari at the hospital. The experts’ team conducted blood pressure, sugar, X-Ray, ECG and echo tests besides collecting blood and urine sample.
Zardari is facing pain in spinal cord and neck while the team will further consult over carrying out MRI scan of the ex-president during the tomorrow’s session, sources said.
Earlier in the day, an accountability court while hearing the money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister FaryalTalpur and others extended their judicial remand until November 12.
Asif Ali Zardari and FaryalTalpur were produced before the court presided over by Judge Muhammad Bashir this morning after the completion of their previous judicial remand of 14 days.
Zardari and FaryalTalpur are among 30 accused nominated in the reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau.