March 13, 2009

Zardari; Just Another Evil...

Tough times even get more tougher when we have corrupt leaders in power.. Currently our president is Asif Ali Zardari [widow of another corrupt leader: Benazir Bhutto] is one of the worst presidents Pakistan has ever had and is one of the most corrupt leaders Pakistan has ever witnessed.

Asif Ali Zardari's Corruption History:

- In 1990, Zardari was accused of threatening to kill a businessman with a remote-controlled bomb unless he withdrew money from a bank as pay-off.

Zardari earned the nickname, "Mr 10%" following allegations of corruption.

Zardari was released from jail in 1993 and became a government minister.

- From 1997 to 2004, Zardari was kept in jail on corruption charges and accusations of murder.

- Pakistani investigators accused Zardari and his wife Benazir for embezzling as much as US$1.5 billion from government accounts.

He was also accused of allegedly plotting the murder of Murtaza Bhutto, the brother of his wife Benazir Bhutto.

- 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. It was revealed later that the college he listed never actually existed.

- Zardari was accused of money-laundering activities in a U.S. Senate report on private banking and money-laundering.

- Zardari was under criminal investigation in Switzerland over receipts of kickbacks from two Swiss-based companies while his wife, the late Benazir Bhutto, served as the country's prime minister in the 1990s, a Swiss judge and two Swiss lawyers close to the case told Newsweek. Judge Daniel Devaud continued investigations despite pressure from US officials.

- In Britain, the decade-old civil proceedings focus on Zardari. Zardari is accused of using illicit funds to acquire the 365-acre Rockwood estate, a $6.5-million property featuring a Tudor-style mansion and two adjoining farms in the Surrey district. The estate was bought and refurbished in 1995 through trusts in the Isle of Man and Liechtenstein, in addition to firms in the Caribbean linked to Bhutto, Zardari and the alleged kickbacks, according to the lawsuit. According to British court records, Zardari steadfastly denied ownership until January 2006, when he acknowledged he owned the property. The judge did rule that there is a “reasonable prospect” of proving that funds used to refurbish the estate were “the fruits of corruption,” according to the documents.

In 2005 before he even became president of Pakistan, Zardari was worth $1.8 billion. With his history of corruption and money laundering it is very unlikely he made that money in a legal manner. In these tough times and Pakistan being lead by a corrupt leader the only one to save us now is the Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army: Afshaq Parvez Kayani. He is one of the few noble men that have control in Pakistan. Inshallah one day, Pakistan will see another Jinnah...


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