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Zardari to leave for US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 00:37

Islamabad: Pak’s President Asif Ali Zardari
will leave for the US on Wednesday to attend the memorial service
of late Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke, who died last month.

Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Zardari will
attend the memorial service in Washington on Friday and join
leaders from across the world in paying homage to Holbrooke.

Zardari is also expected to hold talks with senior US
officials, sources said.

The President telephoned leaders of key political
parties today and consulted them about his visit to the US.

Zardari talked to PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Muttahida
Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and Awami National Party
leader Asfandyar Wali Khan.


First Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 00:37
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