Asif Ali Zardari

  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 07-02-2014 08:57 PM

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to a special edition of World View. With me, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the first interview to an Indian television channel. We are here for the Sindh festival that's being launched, but the question many are asking, are we also...
  • Graft cases: Asif Ali Zardari appears in court, proceedings deferred till January 18 10-01-2014 11:50 AM

    Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday appeared before a court in Islamabad amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek said that his client could not be charged by the Accountability Court in Thursday's hearing and the proceedings were deferred...
  • Court orders Asif Ali Zardari to appear in reopened graft cases 14-10-2013 03:58 PM

    Islamabad:An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Monday summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari to appear in corruption cases opened this month just weeks after he stepped down on completion of his term. The cases were stalled as Zardari enjoyed presidential immunity, and earlier this month the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...
  • Zardari steps down as Pakistan's President, Mamnoon Hussain takes over 08-09-2013 05:42 PM

    In a golden moment in Pakistan's chequered 66-year political history, President Asif Ali Zardari, on Sunday, left the presidency after successfully completing his five-year term, paving the way for India-born Mamnoon Hussain to take over. Zardari is the first elected President to complete his constitutional tenure and to be replaced...
  • Mamnoon Hussain to take oath on September 9 01-09-2013 08:39 AM

    Pakistan President-elect Mamnoon Hussain will be sworn in by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on September 9. The oath taking ceremony, scheduled to be held at Aiwan-i-Sadr at 2.30 am, is to be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, parliamentarians, and foreign ambassadors, Online news agency reported. He...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan 31-08-2013 02:55 AM

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from the government over a petition seeking a ban on President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country after his tenure ends September 8, court officials said. The petitioner said Zardari knew of the US military operation that killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin...
  • Pakistan assures Hamid Karzai of all help to ensure peace in Afghanistan 27-08-2013 11:54 AM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday assured visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his country will continue to extend all "possible facilitation" towards peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan. Holding one-on-one and later delegation level talks with Karzai, Sharif "reaffirmed Pakistan's strong support for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan,...
  • Pakistan: I am leaving presidency as a satisfied man, says Asif Ali Zardari 27-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is leaving the Presidency as a satisfied man after overseeing the first-ever democratic transition of power in Pakistan and relinquishing Presidential powers to Parliament. "Democratic transition to power means strengthening of democracy and I'm confident that Pakistan will be the ultimate...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari 23-08-2013 01:08 AM

    Emphasising on the need to resume stalled composite dialogue between Pakistan and India, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said recent LoC incidents should not be allowed to derail the normalisation process between the two countries. "We believe the way forward for the two countries is to resume the stalled...
  • Nawaz Sharif orders immediate halt to executions of death sentences 18-08-2013 09:47 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, ordered an immediate halt to death sentences, including that of many hard-core militants, till he has discussed the matter with President Asif Ali Zardari, an official spokesman said. Sharif made the decision after Zardari wrote to him, saying he wanted to discuss next...
  • Indian envoy presents credentials to Asif Ali Zardari 15-08-2013 05:23 PM

    TCA Raghavan, the new Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, presented his credentials to President Asif Ali Zardari today. The ceremony coincided with India's Independence Day. Raghavan arrived in Islamabad last month to replace Sharat Sabharwal, who was given several extensions after reaching the age of retirement last year. Raghavan is...
  • Use drones only to collect data, says UN chief 14-08-2013 04:55 AM

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that drones should only be used to collect information. Speaking at the National University of Sciences and Technology, the UN chief, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, also called for international laws to be followed regarding drone attacks, Geo News...
  • Ban Ki-moon to attend Pakistan's independence day ceremony 12-08-2013 06:31 PM

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will begin a two-day official visit to Pakistan on August 13 during which he will interact with the country's top leadership. Ban will call on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and meet the Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security...
  • Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim resigns 31-07-2013 05:31 PM

    Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, ChiefElection Commissioner of Pakistan, resigned on Wednesday a day afteroverseeing the election of the new President. In his resignation letter addressed to President Asif AliZardari, Ebrahim said that he has done his job to holdelections and it was time for the new Parliament to appointhis successor, so...
  • Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain's victory celebrated in Agra 31-07-2013 05:19 AM

    As Mamnoon Hussain was declared the new president of Pakistan on Tuesday evening, residents in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, erupted in jubilation. Hussain was born in Agra March 3, 1940. As the news reached localities of this old city, particularly Nai ki Mandi area, Mantola, and Dholi Khar...
  • India-born Mamnoon Hussain elected as 12th President of Pakistan 30-07-2013 05:09 PM

    India-born Mamnoon Hussain, aclose aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was on Tuesday electedas the 12th President of Pakistan and will replace incumbentAsif Ali Zardari in September. Hussain emerged as a clear winner in the one-sided contestwith ex-judge Wajihuddin Ahmad of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insafparty, state media reported. Pakistan People's Party withdrew...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack 10-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Islamabad: One of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's most trusted aides was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday as he stopped his armoured vehicle to buy some fruit, police said. Pakistan has suffered a spate of bombings since Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Pakistan 28-06-2013 03:05 AM

    Islamabad: British Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive here on a two-day visit on Saturday during which he will meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and senior foreign ministry officials. Cameron will discuss his country's bilateral relations with Pakistan, the importance Britain gives to bilateral mutual...
  • President Zardari wants end to political confrontation 11-06-2013 05:10 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for bringing an end to political confrontations to effectively deal with the daunting challenges being faced by the country. "We cannot afford confrontation and need reconciliation," said President Zardari while addressing a joint session of the parliament on Monday, being attended by...
  • Sharif to take office for third term as Pakistan PM 05-06-2013 02:15 PM

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after he was deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is set to become Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term at a time when Pakistan is grappling with massive challenges ranging from an economic meltdown to a Taliban insurgency. Sharif,...
  • Asif Ali Zardari will not seek another presidential term 03-06-2013 04:34 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek another presidential term after his present five-year period expires in September 2013, Xinhua reported on Sunday. Zardari made the remark in an interview with editors, which will be aired late on Sunday night, according to a media report. Zardari's...
  • China, Pak ink economic corridor, boundary management accords 23-05-2013 12:22 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan and China On Wednesday inked several agreements and memoranda of understanding, including a pact on a system to manage the border between Xinjiang autonomous region and Gilgit-Baltistan area. President Asif Ali Zardari and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang witnessed the signing of the agreements by representatives of the...
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss 21-05-2013 01:05 AM

    Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday blamed national and international forces for his Pakistan Peoples Party defeat in the May 11 polls while the party's losing candidates held former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf responsible for the debacle. In a meeting with PPP ticket-holders of Punjab...
  • I should have quit presidency to lead PPP in polls: Zardari 20-05-2013 11:29 AM

    Islamabad: President Asif Zardari has said that he should have quit his position and led the Pakistan People's Party's campaign in order to ensure a better performance in the just concluded general election. Zardari made the remarks while interacting with a delegation of the South Asian Free Media Association at...
  • Pakistan Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman resigns 14-05-2013 09:30 AM

    Washington: Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has resigned from her post. Congratulating the new parliament on its election, Ambassador Rehman has sent in her resignation to the Prime Minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as possible so that there is no...
  • Pakistan: Gilani resigns from PPP's vice-chairman post 13-05-2013 11:13 PM

    Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vice-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, accepting responsibility for its resounding defeat in the general election. "I am tendering the resignation on the basis of the election results," Gilani told a news conference in his hometown of...
  • New Chinese premier to visit Pakistan next week 13-05-2013 03:44 PM

    Islamabad: China's new Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in Islamabad next week to meet Pakistan's new leadership to give "further impetus" to the strategic ties between the two 'all-weather' allies. Li's two-day visit from May 22-23 comes at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari. It will be Li's first...
  • Watch: Nawaz Sharif will serve the nation well if he wins, say Pakistanis 11-05-2013 11:38 PM

    Nawaz Sharif's party, the PML-N, is currently leading in the historic May 11 elections. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: The significance of the 2013 elections 11-05-2013 11:11 PM

    CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar chats with experts from Pakistan on the historic 2013 elections. ...