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A look at Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan

A look at Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan

Key facts about Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan.
BORN: July 21, 1956, in Karachi.
FAMILY: His wife, Benazir Bhutto, was twice prime minister of Pakistan. She was assassinated Dec. 27, 2008, while campaigning for re-election after 8 years of self-imposed exile. Three children, a 19-year-old son, Bilawal, a student at Oxford University, and two teenage daughters, Bakhtwar and Asifa.
POLITICS: Succeeded his late wife as head of the Pakistan People's Party.
LEGAL WOES: Zardari was nicknamed "Mr. 10 Percent" for allegedly receiving kickbacks on government contracts during his wife's terms as prime minister. He spent eight years in jail for alleged corruption, a charge he and his wife say was politically motivated.


Updated : 2021-04-11 21:36 GMT+08:00