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Pakistani politics: Perils and paradoxes

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Pakistani Hindus want to remain in India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Dozens of Pakistani Hindus on pilgrimage to India said they have no intention of returning to Pakistan and may seek refugee status.

Zardari acts to preserve Gilani decisions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 24 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Zardari acted Sunday to give constitutional protection to decisions made by Yousuf Raza Gilani before his ouster as prime minister.
The Chicago NATO summit -- Much ado about?

The Chicago NATO summit -- Much ado about?

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- NATO is crucial to the security and stability of its members. If not now, sometime soon, that case must be made otherwise NATO risks becoming a relic.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ex-ISI chief denies Pakistan coup plot

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 6 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani intelligence chief denied that a coup was planned against the government.

Pakistan: Memogate witness ill

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani diplomat said illness prevents him from appearing before a special panel investigating the memo scandal that led to his resignation.
Revolutions ahoy?

Revolutions ahoy?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- As long as government remains broken and destructive in the United States, political change is inevitable.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pakistan court lifts Haqqani travel ban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A travel ban on Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, has been lifted by Pakistan's Supreme Court.

Pakistan's political tectonic plates shift

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Pakistan's political forces were at loggerheads Sunday, the day before a scheduled confidence vote in Parliament.

Husain Haqqani fears for life in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States, said he fears he will be killed if he leaves the security of the prime minister's residence.
Obama to visit Pakistan in 2011

Obama to visit Pakistan in 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he plans to visit Pakistan next year and invited his Pakistani counterpart to visit the United States.
Zardari immune from Swiss prosecution

Zardari immune from Swiss prosecution

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Zardari is immune from Swiss prosecution on corruption charges, a summary submitted to the Pakistani Supreme Court indicates.

Ex-official: Bhutto, Zardari targeted

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A one-time Pakistani elections official claims the country's anti-corruption agency tried to target Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in 2005.
Canada mulling arms sales to Pakistan

Canada mulling arms sales to Pakistan

TORONTO, May 20 (UPI) -- Canada's defense minister said after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari he is considering ending an 11-year-old arms embargo.
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) meets with Presidents of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) and President of Pakistan Asif Zardari in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on May 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool)
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Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu: آصف علی زرداری; Sindhi: آصف علي زرداري; born 26 July 1955) is the 11th and current President of Pakistan and the Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Zardari is the widower of Benazir Bhutto, who twice served as Prime Minister of Pakistan. When his wife was assassinated in December 2007, he became the leader of the PPP. It has been claimed that Zardari is among the five richest men in Pakistan with an estimated net worth of US$1.8 billion (2005).

Asif Ali Zardari is a Sindhi of Baloch origin from Sindh. He was born in Karachi and is the son of Hakim Ali Zardari, head of one of the Sindhi tribes, who chose urban life over rustic surroundings. His mother is from the family of Khan Bahadur Hassan Ali, who was among the founders of the first educational institution in Sindh, "Sindh Madarsa-tul-Islam Karachi".

Zardari received his primary education from Karachi Grammar School and his secondary education from Cadet College, Petaro. Zardari also attended St Patrick's High School, Karachi. While a candidate for parliament, a position for which a 2002 rule requires a college degree, Zardari claimed to have graduated from a college in London called the London School of Economics and Business (LSEB). The 2002 rule was overturned by Pakistan's Supreme Court in April 2008.

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