The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday decided to start ex-parte proceedings against 61 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari, in a case against alleged illegal transfer of assets to foreign countries.
With anti-government protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting to discuss issues related to the political impasse.
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was today acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier.
A Pakistani court has issued notices to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, former President Asif Ali Zardari and 62 other politicians on a petition seeking direction for them to bring back their assets from abroad.
Drawing a similarity between him and Rahul Gandhi, son of the assassinated ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said both Congress vice-president and his family have witnessed the pain of assassination.
Even as the Pakistani government is mulling holding peace talks with the militant group Taliban, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of PPP, has called for military action against militant groups like Taliban.
Robert Gates, the former US Defence Secretary who was the strongest supporter of Pakistan, believes that Islamabad is not an ally of America and it will not give up its policy of supporting terrorists.