Pak public to fund rich Zardari’s Ajmer charity
Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari`s donation of USD one million to the famous sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer will be paid from Pakistan`s public exchequer, his spokesman has said.
Zardari announced the donation, which the shrine`s administrators have described as one of the biggest in recent years, when he offered prayers at the dargah on April 08.
The President visited the shrine in Rajasthan after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a day-long private visit to India.
Presidential spokesman Babar told The News daily that the donation for the shrine in Ajmer will be paid from public money.
A cheque for USD 50,000 handed over by Zardari to the administrators of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar`s mausoleum in Yangon too was paid from the exchequer, Babar said.
It could not immediately be ascertained when the donation would be handed over to the administrators of the shrine in Ajmer, which has been visited by several Pakistani leaders, including Zardari`s slain wife, former premier Benazir Bhutto.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Maharashtra: Shani Shignapur temple purifies after woman offers oil
- Panel discussion on P Chidambaram's remarks over ban on 'The Satanic Verses'
- What is the motive behind 'unconditional talks' offer by Pakistan?
- Special report: Kashmiri Pandits recall their plight
- Video: India won't tolerate disrespect to national anthem – this Mumbai family learnt it the hard way
- Watch: Boy dies after falling from a Mumbai local train – video maker is guilty too!
- Had Sardar Patel become PM, India would have been another Pakistan, says Kancha Ilaiah
- Shocking! World Cup winning cricketer forced to sell 'kachoris' to make a living
- Revealed: How Pakistan's ISI spy racket operated in India