Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali
Zardari on Tuesday left for Dubai on a private visit to meet his
children and to undergo some medical tests, the presidential
Zardari was accompanied by his physicians and limited
personal staff, Farhatullah Babar said.
The President did not visit any hospital today for tests
or treatment before his departure, he said.
According to Zardari`s personal physician, the proposed
medical tests are of a routine nature and linked to a
previously diagnosed "cardiovascular condition".
Before leaving for Dubai, Zardari held separate meetings
in the presidency with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani,
Senate Chairman Farooq H NAek and Interior Minister Rehman
Malik to review the overall situation, security arrangements
for Muharram and legislative business in the upper house of
parliament, Babar said.
The President was seen off by some parliamentarians and
members of his personal staff.
Zardari recently announced that he would address a joint
session of both houses of parliament during which he is
expected to speak on the controversial secret memorandum
delivered to the US military by Pakistani-American businessman
Mansoor Ijaz and the recent cross-border NATO attack that
killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.