Karzai's wife gives birth to third child at Gurgaon hospital

Karzai's wife gives birth to third child at Gurgaon hospital

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was blessed with third child as his wife Zeenat gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here.

The 56-year-old President visited the hospital in Sector 44 on Wednesday to see his newborn and wife.

According to an email of Afghanistan's ambassador to India Shaida Abdali, the baby was born around 9:30 AM on Tuesday.

Both the mother and the baby are doing quite well.

"President Karzai was able to pay them a very short visit during his brief transit stay in New Delhi before going to Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday."

Both the President and the First Lady enjoyed a few moments together with their newly born baby daughter," added the email.

To a question about why did they choose India for the delivery, the email stated, "the President's two other beautiful children were born in Afghanistan.

"In this case, however, due to some predictable medical complication, the specialised doctor in Afghanistan advised that the baby be delivered in India given the availability of specialised medical facilities and personnel."

"We are thankful to the hospital's excellent medical staff for their superb services as well as to the hospital's management team."

"And we are grateful to the Indian government for their continued support with everything, including facilitating the hospitalisation process," the email stated. 

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