December 7th, 2011
09:55 AM ET

Pakistani leader's trip to Dubai spurs talk of his departure

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has traveled to Dubai for medical reasons, fueling speculation in Pakistan that the embattled leader may resign.

The president was undergoing routine tests related to a previously diagnosed heart condition, according to his spokeswoman, Farahnaz Ispahani.

His trip sparked rumors that he has suffered a heart attack, but a spokesman for Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Farhatullah Babar, described those reports as "speculative, imaginary and untrue."

The president went to Dubai "at the insistence" of his children, the prime minister said.

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  1. rkfrom NY

    no..he just went to buy latest issue oF FHM mag.....

    December 7, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Samir

    He is a garbage, he knows his time is up. Its once again time for the Army to rise up!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |