KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court ordered a prominent opposition politician close to former president Asif Ali Zardari into police custody on Thursday on charges of aiding terrorists in a case his party has called politically motivated.
Suffering from the lingering image of a money-laundering husband of a world-famous political icon, Benazir Bhutto, former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is fast emerging as an intellectual patriarch of Pakistani politics. InShow More Summary
Asif Ali Zardari becomes first democratically elected president in country's history to complete his term in office.
(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down Sunday at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country’s history to complete his full term in office. At a ceremony at the presidency shown live on state television, an honor guard bid farewell to a smiling Zardari. Show More Summary
The bar isn't set really high in Pakistani politics, because leaving office willingly when you're supposed to makes history: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down today at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country's history to complete his full term in...
A car bomb has killed Bilal Shaikh, President Asif Ali Zardari's close aide, in a Karachi produce market.
British PM meets Asif Ali Zardari on trip seen as move by world powers to revive peace talks with the Taliban.
One evening in June 2009, Richard Holbrooke paid a visit to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari at the presidential palace in Islamabad. It was one of his first visits to the region as the Obama administration’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Show More Summary
(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan‘s president is traveling to Iran to help break ground on a controversial new pipeline intended to bring natural gas to his energy-starved country. President Asif Ali Zardari flew Monday to Iran where he’ll be joined by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the ceremony at the border. Show More Summary
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari arrives in Iran today to sign a series of economic agreements, including one that finalizes the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline. At the end of January, the two sides agreed to set up a joint construction company to build the portion of the pipeline that will be on Pakistani soil. Show More Summary
By HABIBULLAH KHAN A senior Pakistani politician today demanded that Pakistan go after Taliban militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan, the first time an important ally of President Asif Ali Zardari has echoed publicly the long-standing U.S. demand for the country to take military action against...
Pakistan leader visits shot girl in British hospital (via AFP) Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday visited the Pakistani schoolgirl recovering in a British hospital after she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education. Zardari also met 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s family at the specialist Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham…
FIDE President's visit to Pakistan Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:18On July 13-14, FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov paid a working visit to Pakistan. In Islamabad he met with H.E., President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed cooperation between...Show More Summary
Russian to invest $5.5b in Thar Coal July 16, 2012ISLAMABAD - The Chairman BOI, Saleem H. Mandviwalla called on President Asif Ali Zardari, along with a Russian investor Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, owner of Credit Mediteranee.He is currently visiting Pakistan to explore investment opportunities in the energy sector. Show More Summary
Yousuf Reza Gilani had been convicted of contempt for refusing to investigate allegations of corruption against President Asif Ali Zardari. Now Gilani's party is looking to name a successor.
News reports this past week suggest that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has bluntly told Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that his country needs to adopt an unyielding position in dealing with a range of Islamist militants who remain well ensconced in parts of the country. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama spoke briefly Monday with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of a NATO summit as the uneasy allies looked to drain the poison from their wounded relations.
President Obama has said that Pakistan is the key to the future of Afghanistan and the region—just as US-Pakistan relations appear to be deteriorating. Obama is now refusing to meet with President Asif Ali Zardari at the NATO summit in Chicago, reports the Guardian. For Obama, the most important...
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will attend this weekend's NATO summit in Chicago, but will not meet one on one with President Barack Obama. White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told reporters Thursday that Obama simply will not have...
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was found guilty of contempt for refusing to push for the reopening of a corruption case involving President Asif Ali Zardari. The court sentenced Gilani to a term lasting until it adjourned — just minutes later.