KARACHI - Governor Sindh Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui's condition has improved after it briefly deteriorated earlier in the day, a spokesman for the Governor House said Monday.

Spokesman Governor House said Siddiqui was on a routine diet. He is in contact with Governor House staff and is signing important documents, the spokesman said.

Earlier, hospital sources informed that doctors have advised Siddiqui lung transplant.

Sources said the capability of Siddiqui’s lungs to absorb oxygen has been finished, adding that lung transplant facility is not available in Pakistan.

The lung transplant procedure is carried out in America, Britain and India. The hospital sources said that the transplant procedure can be dangerous at the age of 80.

The Sindh governor, who took his oath last month, was admitted to a hospital shortly after assuming the charge due to chest infection and breathing problems.

Siddiqui has remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from July 1999 till December 2005. During the former dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf's rule Zaman refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO). In 2008 he ran as a presidential candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.