Asif Ali Zardari elected Pakistan President

Asif Ali Zardari elected Pakistan President

Asif Ali Zardari elected Pakistan President

Asif Ali Zardari, chief of Pakistan People’s Party, was on Saturday elected Pakistan’s new President after he secured about 65% of votes polled in the elections.

Chief Election Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Farooq announced that Zardari had secured 281 of the 436 votes cast by the two houses of parliament.

Zardari’s rivals PML-N candidate Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddique got 111 votes and opposition PML-Q leader Mushahid Hussain Sayed secured just 34.


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