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India-Pakistan
Zardari discharged from hospital
2011-12-15
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Ten Percent Asif Ali Zardari was discharged from a hospital in Dubai late Wednesday, and will stay in his house in the Gulf state before returning home, his spokesman said.
Just to make sure he can return home alive, and no, that isn't about his stroke...
Farhatullah Babar couldn't say when Zardari would fly to Pakistan, but expressed "no doubt" that he would do so.
As soon as his arms are strong enough...
He said he was not sure whether doctors had given the 56-year-old leader permission to travel yet.

Zardari's illness and his sudden trip abroad have triggered rumors and media reports that Zardari could be set to resign, or even be ousted in a military coup. Officials have denied this, saying he will remain president of the nuclear-armed, violent and politically unstable nation.
Why he would want to is anyone's guess. You'd think he'd have enough stashed away from the ten percent commissions all these years, even allowing for expenses.
So long as the president remains out of Pakistan, the media, his opponents and political observers are likely to continue to wonder whether he is being forced from power.
Once he returns they'll continue to wonder whether he is being forced from power...
A close associate of Zardari has said the president suffered a "mini-stroke," but there has been no official diagnosis.
"I dunno, Quincy, what do you think?"
"Well Sam, given the eye-rolling, face-making, gibbering, twitching, beet red complexion and incoherence, it's either a stroke or he's in an islamic rage."
Earlier, the presidency faxed a statement bearing the letterhead of the American Hospital in Dubai, giving details of Zardari's health. Signed by a doctor at the hospital, it said on admission the president was complaining of numbness in the left arm, twitching and had suffered a "loss of consciousness that lasted for a few seconds."

The statement did not give a diagnosis, but said Zardari was to continue taking his regular heart medication.
Wonder if he has some atrial fibrillation and what he had was an embolic event? Oh my, those can be devastating...
It said doctors performed procedures including an MRI scan of his brain and a lumbar puncture taking fluid from his spine, and that results "were within normal range."
They found his spine?
Zardari was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 6. His absence conveniently coincided with domestic political attacks against him over a memo delivered to US officials, asking for Washington's help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military.
Posted by:Steve White

#1  It said doctors performed procedures including an MRI scan of his brain and a lumbar puncture taking fluid from his spine, and that results "were within normal range."

You mean there's a baseline for Zardari?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2011-12-15 02:23  

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