President Zardari arrives home from Dubai

Published: January 13, 2012
Zardar­i return­s to Pakist­an after attending a wedding in Dubai. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Zardar­i return­s to Pakist­an after attending a wedding in Dubai. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari arrived home from Dubai early Friday, officials said, against a backdrop of mounting tension and challenges to his government’s precarious rule.

A presidential official said Zardari, who spent more than a week in a Dubai hospital for treatment last month, returned in the early hours of Friday after a brief visit to attend a wedding.

“The President arrived at 5:00 am after attending a wedding in Dubai and he is in Islamabad now,” Farhatullah Babar, Zardari’s spokesman told AFP.

The one-day trip came after a confrontation between Pakistan’s civilian leaders and the military over a probe into the government’s role in a scandal centred on a mysterious memo that sought US help in curbing the army’s power.

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  • Logistics
    Jan 13, 2012 - 10:11AM

    Who pays for these private visits? If we do then why is there no law against it?


  • kk
    Jan 13, 2012 - 10:28AM

    brave and briliant like bhutto and benazir!


  • Ahad
    Jan 13, 2012 - 10:42AM

    I wonder why that wedding was so important?


  • MK
    Jan 13, 2012 - 10:50AM

    Thanks GodRecommend

    Jan 13, 2012 - 10:54AM

    A smiling President is back from Dubai. Hope he doesnt have to plan another trip after 16th Jan.


  • Anserali Khan
    Jan 13, 2012 - 12:42PM

    I am disappointed that our awami political leaders go overseas for routine medical treatment?.

    Once this stops,maybe they will start focusing on better medical care for the citizens in Pakistan


  • Naveed Javed
    Jan 13, 2012 - 1:17PM

    O Yeah!!


  • Awais Rana
    Jan 13, 2012 - 2:00PM

    He is “Yaroon ka yaar” should have been a close friend- He wont run, apart from the whole tension in the country.
    He wouldn’t run from the country- that’s the difference between him and the rest- Lets say that that he has money
    In Swiss accounts- but who would pay his 11 years which he served in the jail? – not favoring him or the government.
    But one has to accept the fact that non of the current politicans have been imprisoned for so long.

    Apart from everything he is the MAN. Comparinng him with the rest of the current politicans.


  • Jan 13, 2012 - 4:48PM

    Okay, the ones who are objecting President’s dubai trip for attending a wedding. I ASK YOU ALL, what difference would it have made if President was in Pakistan? I mean, SERIOUSLY.


  • Ali
    Jan 13, 2012 - 5:56PM

    lol…ur so naive.


  • Chacha Karmu
    Jan 14, 2012 - 2:57AM

    So he dropped off his buddy Hussain Haqqani at Dubai. That was the whole purpose of this tax-payers paid Dubai yatra. Good Mr. President! you really love this country.


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