Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zardari will leave Pakistan permanently: NY Times

Washington: President Asif Ali Zardari homecoming could be only for a cameo appearance before December 27, the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, after that Zardari would probably leave for a long — perhaps permanent — convalescence in London or Dubai, The New York quoted Pakistani and Western officials as saying.

The newspaper reported that a tense showdown between Pakistan’s powerful army and its besieged civilian government brought President Asif Ali Zardari hurrying back from Dubai early on Monday, after weeks of growing concerns by his supporters that the military has been moving to strengthen its role in the country’s governance


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