Asif Ali Zardari (born 26 July 1955) is the 11th President of Pakistan. He is co-chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the widower of Benazir Bhutto, who served two nonconsecutive terms as Prime Minister.
09.07.2012 [News Tribe] - There are some strange linkages in certain chronological events that faced Pakistan in the first decade of 21st century. The trends continue. Some would label them part of 'conspiracy theories, other would call them, 'coincidences' or 'prudent planning'.
09.07.2012 [Firstpost] - Qureshi had quit the PPP and joined cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party last year due to differences with PPP chief and President Asif Ali Zardari. Qureshi is currently vice-chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. A top Tehrik-e-Insaaf
08.07.2012 [PakTribune.com] - Sources said the attorney general of Pakistan would submit the newly elected prime minister's reply regarding the reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. On June 28, the SC had given two-week deadline to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf
08.07.2012 [PakistanToday.com.pk] - He said that this meeting is held on special directives of the President Asif Ali Zardari to resolve the problems and issues of downtrodden and poor people of this remote district. Sindh Chief Minister said that sixteen districts and seven million
03.07.2012 [Neon Tommy] - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, pictured here in 2008, was previously unable to come to agreement with President Obama over reopening the supply line. (Wikimedia Commons). Pakistan has agreed to reopen a NATO supply line into Afghanistan after
05.07.2012 [Business Day] - Last month the prime minister lost his job after being convicted of contempt for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. In a country with an ineffective government, disastrous power cuts, Taliban violence, al-Qaeda
[JURIST] Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday appealed a summons issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] demanding he appear [JURIST report] in a hearing against him for contempt. The contempt charge stems from Gilani's refusal to purse corruption charges against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari [profile]. Gilani has maintained that he would not pursue charges against President Zardari because the president has immunity as the ... [read post]
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Thursday ordered Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to appear in court on February 13 for a formal indictment on contempt charges. Gilani has failed to comply with the court's order to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari [official website], but Gilani maintains he did not comply with the court's order because Zardari is immune from prosecution [Al Jazeera report]. The conflict ... [read post]
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] Tuesday issued an order warning Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani [BBC profile] that continued failure to comply with court rulings could result in contempt of court proceedings or his removal from office [order, PDF]. The court said that Gilani has failed to follow court orders [JURIST report] to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari [official website]. The court also accused the government of violating the constitution and ... [read post]
[JURIST] A petition was filed in a Pakistani court Wednesday challenging the pardon [JURIST report] of Interior Minister Rehman Malik [official profile] by President Asif Ali Zardari [official website]. The challenge alleges that under Article 45 of the Pakistan Constitution [text], presidential pardons can only be sought after all other legal remedies have been exhausted. Zardari issued the pardon on Tuesday after the Lahore High Court refused to throw out Malik's 2004 conviction. Malik was not present ... [read post]