Posts tagged as: President Asif Zardari

Karzai speaks to President Zardari, PM Sharif

Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, has spoken to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and sought Pakistan’s cooperation in peace process.     They also discussed Mr Karzai’s visit to Islamabad expected this month.   Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that discussing Pak-Afghan bilateral relations President Zardari reiterated that Pakistan was committed […]

Kerry’s visit “brings US relations back on track”: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan said on Friday that the visit of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, has “contributed bringing back the relations on track.”  John Kerry wrapped up his three-day visit to Pakistan on Friday, his first to the country following the May 11 general elections and formation of a new government. He called on President Asif […]

Zardari will not seek second term: spokesperson

President, Asif Ali Zardari, will not seek second time, Presidential Spokesman, senator Farhatullah Babar said on Monday. The term of Mr. Zaradri, who was elected President in September 2008, will complete in the second week of September this year. “President Asif Ali has decided not to contest election for the second time,” Babar told reporters […]

President’s Spokesperson rejects Shahbaz Sharif statement

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar has deplored the allegation leveled by former Chief Minister Mr. Shahbaz Sharif that the President was involved in making postings and transfers of senior officials in the government as “not only absolutely baseless but also highly irresponsible”.   Shahbaz Sharif alleged Friday that the caretaker Prime Minister, under […]

Overseas Pakistanis allowed to vote

President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday approved and signed the ‘Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance‚ 2013 to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis to cast their vote from abroad.   Giving details of the ordinance‚ Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that ordinance provides that the Election Commission of Pakistan at least 14 days before the day […]

Zardari opposes foreign intervention in Syria

President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated that Pakistan supports all efforts to facilitate a peaceful Syrian-led and inclusive solution meeting the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people through a comprehensive political dialogue involving the entire spectrum of the Syrian polity, including the government and the opposition groups.   Talking to the visiting Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister […]

Zardari administers oath to caretaker PM

Interim Prime Minister Justice (retired) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was sworn in Islamabad on Monday.   President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath to Mr Khoso at a ceremony at Presidency.   Political leaders, foreign diplomats, former ministers and senior officials attended the ceremony which started with national anthem. Former Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, […]

Election schedule to be announced on March 23

The Election Commission on Wednesday that schedule for the May 11 parliamentary polls will be announced on March 23, the day Pakistan also celebrates its republic day.   President Asif Ali Zardari has set May 11 for parliamentary elections, presidential spokesman senator Farhatullah Babar said.   A spokesman of the Election Commission announced that the process […]

LHC rejects Zardari assurance on political activities

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday rejected assurance from President Asif Ali Zardari that he would not take part in political activities and asked him to follow the court’s previous orders on dual offices.   A five-judge full bench of the LHC, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, said the Court would deliver […]

Zardari to visit Iran on March 11

President Asif Ali Zardari will visit Iran to perform ground-breaking of gas pipeline project on Monday,  the Foreign Ministry says.   Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan said at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad Thursday that several heads of state have also been invited to attend the ceremony.   He said Ministry of Petroleum […]

PM Pervez Asharf to visit Ajmer Sharif on Saturday

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf would pay a personal visit to India on Saturday on a personal visit, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.   Foreign Ministry spokesman, Moazzam Khan said that the Prime Minister will visit the shrine of Muslim saint ‘Ajmer Sharif’.   Responding to questions at weekly press briefing the spokesman said that […]

Why Mian Aziz-ur-Rehman Chan should be named next President of PPP Lahore

There are few people who have such a widespread reputation in a city like Lahore and Mian Aziz-ur-Rehman Chan is one of them. Being a dedicated worker and leader of the Pakistan People’s Party since the political party took off with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto leading, Mr. Chan has been setting new examples ever since.   […]


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