Asif Zardari

  • Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal to enter into Pak politics December 27, 2012

    Islamabad: The 24yearold only son of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is due to launch his political career on December 27, the fifth anniversary of his mother's death. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is among hundreds of highranking Pakistani officials, including the current President, his father Asif Zardari, who gathered...
  • Phonehacking: Zardari's private data targeted July 21, 2011

    London: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was among individuals whose personal data was clandestinely obtained by private investigators at the behest of a newspaper owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch. Nick Davies, a journalist writing for The Guardian who has doggedly exposed the dubious newsgathering practices...
  • British described Zardari as numbskull: WikiLeaks February 5, 2011

    London: In a damning assessment, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been described by British officials as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull". The assessment of Zardari was made by officials and military leaders in the months after his election as president in September 2008, The Daily Telegraph reported citing documents...
  • NY woman denies rumours of marriage with Zardari February 5, 2011

    Islamabad: The New Yorkbased woman at the centre of a controversy over her purported wedding with President Asif Ali Zardari has said that has never even met the Pakistani leader. Tanveer Zamani, the physician and Pakistan People's Party activist whom some hitherto unknown blogs and websites had named as Zardari's...
  • Zardari marriage rumour swirls, PPP in denial February 4, 2011

    Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Friday rejected rumours that President Asif Ali Zardari has secretly tied the knot in the US with a Pakistani doctor based in Boston. Rumours abound on Zardari's remarriage with Tanveer Zamani, 40, who has declined to comment. The president's office has not only rebutted...
  • No Chinese troops present in PoK: Pakistan August 31, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed as a "figment of imagination" a media report that the GilgitBaltistan region of the country had been handed over to China and that 10,000 Chinese troops had moved into the area. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit rejected assertions made in this regard in an article...
  • Pak Army seeking to topple govt: reports August 21, 2010

    Islamabad: The floods in Pakistan may have increased the chances of the army taking over from what is seen as an inept civilian government, claim Pakistani media. Reports coming out of Pakistan hint that the army and its allies are pushing for the formation of a national government without the ruling...
  • Musharraf quit as part of settlement: Zardari September 15, 2009

    Islamabad: Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf had resigned as part of a negotiated settlement that was guaranteed by "international and local powers", President Asif Zardari has said. "All international and local powers, which have stakes in the region, were guarantors of Pervez Musharraf's negotiated resignation," Daily Times on Tuesday...
  • Mush takes detractors head on despite fears of ouster August 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf nowadays is doing what he does best – taking his detractors head on. Hours after PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif indicated he and PPP chairman Asif Zardari were moving towards impeaching him, Musharraf warned them against destabilising the country and threatened to use his constitutional...
  • Pak PM aspirant blames Zardari for sidelining him March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Senior leader of the Pakistan’s Peoples Party, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, is feeling humiliated and betrayed. The man, who was considered front-runner for the post of Pakistan’s Prime Minister, has said that there is a growing feeling in the party that its Co-Chairperson, Asif Zardari, is causing unnecessary delays in...
  • Polls rigged in pre-poll phase, say Pak candidates February 17, 2008

    New Delhi: One of the biggest fears that surround Pakistan’s general elections on Monday is that of the government having rigged the polls. Most people who have accused the government of massive rigging said that much of it was done in the pre-poll phase. Candidates were allegedly helped by local administrations....
  • In death, Benazir gives hubby's career new lease of life December 31, 2007

    Naudero (Pakistan): Nineteen-year-old Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took over his mother, slain PPP chief Benazir Bhutto’s reins on Sunday. It's a large mantle — the mantle of a woman who ruled her country, won elections, took on her enemies and survived in exile before she died in a tragedy. Yet the...
  • Benazir husband rubbishes govt theory | Big questions December 29, 2007

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan Interior Ministry spokesperson Javed Iqbal Cheema said it was neither bullets nor shrapnel from the suicide bomber that killed Benazir Bhutto. Releasing a video of her last moments, Cheema said Benazir suffered a “deep fracture” on her right temple as she hit the lever of her vehicle’s...
  • Non-bailable warrant against Bhutto June 20, 2007

    Islamabad: A local court in Pakistan has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari in assets declaration case for the fourth time. The case against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders is being tried by the district and sessions court on...
  • Non-bailable warrant against Bhutto June 20, 2007

    Islamabad: A local court in Pakistan has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari in assets declaration case for the fourth time. The case against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders is being tried by the district and sessions court on...
  • Pak court orders Benazir’s arrest September 9, 2006

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court has asked the government to serve arrest warrants through Interpol against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Zardari in connection with a case of alleged false declaration of assets before the 1993 general elections. The District and Sessions Court in Islamabad on Friday ordered...