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President Zardari leaves hospital

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been discharged from a hospital in Dubai after being treated for a "mini-stroke".

He left the American Hospital and will stay in his house in the Gulf state before returning home.

Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said Zardari was released and there's "no doubt" that he will fly back to Pakistan, although Babar could not say when that would happen.

He said he was not sure whether doctors have given the 56-year-old leader permission to travel yet.

Zardari's illness and his sudden trip abroad have triggered rumours and media reports that he could be set to resign, or even be removed in a military coup.

Officials have denied this, saying he will remain president of Pakistan.


From Belfast Telegraph