Godil's life is out of danger: doctors
KARACHI: The condition of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Abdul Rashid Godil has stabilised and his life is out of danger, according to a statement issued by Liaquat National Hospital on Tuesday.
Addressing media personnel, LNH spokesperson said that Godil's condition has gradually improved and he was able to walk with the assistance of doctors. Rizvi added that no decision has yet been made to shift the Muttahida leader from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said that although Godil still had a bullet lodged in his ribs, the bullet did not pose a threat to his life. LNH spokesperson, while talking about the measures taken by the hospital for the security of the wounded leader, said that even the staff working on the floor where Godil is being treated are searched to ensure his security.
Earlier on Monday, Liaquat National Hospital spokesperson Anjum Rizvi had said that Rashid Godil is now able to eat food and drink liquids, and that his condition had consistently improved after being taken off the ventilator. Rizvi also stated that the MQM leader had sat on a wheelchair on Sunday, and that his gaining of full consciousness was a positive step in his path to a full rehabilitation. MQM leader Rashid Godil was critically wounded after unidentified armed men opened fire at his vehicle near his residence in Karachi's Bahadurabad area on August 18 following which he underwent emergency surgery at the Liaquat National Hospital (LNH). According to doctors, Godil was hit by five bullets (two in the neck and three in the chest and stomach).