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Pakistan’s former President Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to a hospital on Sunday evening after feeling “unwell”.

“Doctors are conducting his medical check-up and necessary medical tests,” Zardari’s center-left Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said in a statement without offering details about his condition.

The former president has been admitted to a private hospital in the southern port city of Karachi.

Read more: Zardari’s brain size is smaller: MRI reports reveals health conditions

Zardari, who served as a president from 2008 to 2013, was arrested by the country’s corruption watchdog, National Accountability Bureau, last year in a money laundering case but later granted bail by the Islamabad High Court on medical grounds after six months.

The corruption-tainted widower of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is currently facing multiple corruption and money laundering cases involving billions of rupees.

He served jail terms for several times during a period of 1990 to 2004 in different corruption cases, however he was proven not guilty.

Read more: NAB indicts Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur in money laundering case

According to his lawyer, Zardari is a chronic patient suffering from multiple ailments, including heart, servical and lumbar spondylosis, sensory and motor neuropathy with impaired proprioception.

Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk

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