President Asif Ali Zardari arrives at the Dargah of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA). - APP Photo

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's High Commissioner Salman Bashir, on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Government and people of Pakistan, on Friday presented a cheque of one million dollars as donation for ‘Dargah’ Ajmer Sharif.

The donation was announced by President Zardari during his visit to Dargah Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty at Ajmer in April this year.

The donation will be utilized for the development and welfare projects, upkeep and maintenance of the shrine and provision of services for the pilgrims by duly established committees and ‘Anjumans’

Besides members of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, the collector Ajmer and senior officials of Ajmer Administration attended the presentation ceremony.


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Muhammad Musa
Aug 18, 2012 03:02pm
I have read and have a lot to say, to save time of all just consider; traffic comes to halt for dead man (Janaza) but if a living person steps on the road ... so it is our culture, probably, to respect dead and let die the living ! Lastly, I tell you we will actually elect him if he presents himself in coming elections. So think and decide what should be done, instaed of commenting & talking.
dr vimal raina
Aug 18, 2012 03:14pm
Had the President not given the money to the dargah, where would it have been used? Would it have been used for hospitals, feeding the poor and the needy? Your guess is as good as mine.There is a silver line to the dark cloud. Maybe Ajmer Sharif does something to the President and his thought and he suddenly decides to turn to do things that all the commentators want him to do. Well that is a miracle, isnt it? The Ajmer Sharif is famous for that. Mysterious are the ways of God.
AmirDewani
Aug 19, 2012 09:56pm
Charity begins at home. Charity is out of your own hard earned money. You cant offer 'fateha for a grand mother' standing in-front of a sweet mart raising your hands free for nothing.Then how about the limit if any on transfer of foreign exchange in violation of the State Bank Rules? You don't have the immunity of a president to transfer public money even if the cause is sacred.The president, the FM, the governor SBP and the high commissioner are liable to be prosecuted for this transaction. But who cares in a law of jungle?
Hindu Indian
Aug 18, 2012 03:36pm
No govt should give taxpayer money to a religious institution, domestic or foreign. Although it can be viewed as a payment for improving Indo-Pak relations which is a (non-religious) benefit to all.
beg
Aug 18, 2012 03:42pm
So are you going to elect him again.enough. Is enough
M Haroon Jamshed
Aug 18, 2012 03:56pm
You don't want this to happen, vote for a better person next time. How many of you voted in 2008 elections? The right to vote is very powerful, it's a self improving process, that is if you vote! If you don't vote, don't be surprised if the next PM or President gives $2 million to a hospital in India.
Azhar
Aug 19, 2012 05:20pm
Keep on wondering and when you find out let us know as well
Agastya
Aug 19, 2012 09:29am
Dude take a chill..Rohit didnt disrespect any saint(of any religion) in his above sentence!
mwaleed
Aug 18, 2012 03:59pm
We all have a say in this! He does what he does because we all let him. Who put him up there? In the next election let's take a moment to think before we vote. Try to convince your friends and family to do the same.
Buta
Aug 18, 2012 03:36pm
Mr Zardary is acting like a king,if he believes in democracy, he should have asked the parliament or the people to authorise this huge donation.To me it looks like a sadqa for him and his childrens,who are groomed to rule the country after him.Does he care about the sick,hungry,uneducated,suffering from lack of health facilities,education,clean drinking water.I can only say shame for this bad decision.
raymond
Aug 18, 2012 03:31pm
Totally agree. The so called silent majority is too silent and do not care. No country would have tolerated this morally bankrupt so called leaders.
Suhail Karim
Aug 18, 2012 10:50am
Sir Ajmer is not a person. It is the namer of the place.where Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is buried.
A.gowher
Aug 18, 2012 02:28pm
This is not something new, all our leaders including Zardari, Shahbaz sharif, Gillani or previously Nawaz Sharif give out pulic money like it belongs to their Abba Jee. Millions are being spent on the protocol and escort of Nawaz Sharif and familly, Gillani. Arslan Choudhty and others without any questen asked.
javed qamer
Aug 18, 2012 02:22pm
It is just pathetic to know that Zardari gave the Pakistani tax payers money for a shrine in India. If even after this the Pakistani public elects PPP then shame on them and they deserve what they get.
aamirjawed2008
Aug 18, 2012 10:51am
First of all don't use these words like Bidat if u don't possess what it takes to talk about these things. We are not scholars or intellectuals, but sinful Muslims. I completely agree with you that Mr.Zardari should help his country first rather helping some other nation.
p.patel
Aug 19, 2012 11:37pm
appreciate your generosity .
HADI SAKEY
Aug 18, 2012 01:59pm
Zardari visited Ajmer to fulfill the Mannat of his late wife Shaheed Bibi Banazir. He promised a donation of $ 1million to the shrine. Months passed the keepers of the shrine sent reminders after reminders. Zardari sent this money on behalf of Government and People of Pakistan through the Pakistan H.C to Ajmer. Can Zardari squander poor Pakistanis money like that to fulfill MANNAT of BB. Zardari should be thankful to BB whose so called WILL helped him to become Accidental President. He should have paid this money from his own pocket. The Auditor General should recover this amount.
ujmalik
Aug 18, 2012 01:51pm
Thank you for wasting my tax money like nothing! You could have made a hospital in Makran with that much money and people would have given you and your family more duas!
KHAN
Aug 18, 2012 01:23pm
THIS WAS THE PRIVATE VISIT OF PRESIDENT HOW HE CAN DONATE FROM THE ACCOUNT OF THE GOVERMENT ??
Ajaya K Dutt
Aug 18, 2012 12:57pm
What a pity. NOBODY has questioned from where terrorists, Lasker-i-Taiba, Sipha-I-Jangvi and TTP and Hookahni and and .... and ..... get the money (for doing good work on the name of Islam). As the holy month comes to end; think who is real evil. Where is the source of evil. Everytime some body makes a charity to a monster, he is feeding the monster.
Mohammad B Khan
Aug 18, 2012 12:04pm
You are right,ANY DECENT.You think those who make money by playing RELEGON CARD can be decent.You know how much money SAUDI ARABIA makes in the name of relegon.
saythetruth
Aug 18, 2012 12:40pm
Again Zardari at his best, if this was his money he would not given a penny. State Bank and bank name should be changed to Zardari Bank. The mind set of the President is he owns treasurery of Pakistan.
Gulbaz Mushtaq
Aug 18, 2012 12:16pm
The guy tortures all the Pakistani nation by such deeds. Can you believe, he chose Raja Pervez to represent us as Prime Minister?? And believe me, this is small thing for him. For his pleasure he can sell the whole country. And what is most disturbing, the money has been paid on behalf of "people of Pakistan", who even dont know that they have such huge amount spare in govt treasury. Shame on you Mr. Z.
A Rahman
Aug 18, 2012 12:25pm
Give that 10 crore money pakistani flood victims!
danish
Aug 18, 2012 12:25pm
great comments man.
Agha Ata
Aug 18, 2012 12:24pm
Instead of giving such a huge amount to a shrine, it would have been thousand times better, if he had donated it to toward education of millions of children in Pakistan who have no school to go to. The crux of the matter is that no landlord wants to educate people to prosper. Prosperity has never been a goal! Besides, what is the point in giving this huge amount to a shrine in a different country, and not to his own. Of course we have a lot of shrines in Pakistan who need money.
Smile
Aug 18, 2012 12:19pm
Why is he donating money from tax payers money with out any authority. Can't any one of those parliatarian question him or have their got there share.
danish
Aug 18, 2012 12:13pm
Shame on zardari. People are dying of hunger and poverty. Shame on you zardari
Mohammad Asim
Aug 18, 2012 11:24am
this donation is not from the People of Pakistan we all are against this ''Bidat' and spending such a huge amount on the graves is simply wrong. although zardari is shameless but though shame on him, he is sinking our great Pakistan. I pray to Allah to give all muslims Hidayat specially the rulers of muslim countries. Allah bless Pakistan, ameen.....
syed Imran
Aug 18, 2012 11:19am
So that means Swiss accounts will now have a balance of 50 million Dollors
Bashir Bhat
Aug 18, 2012 11:12am
Nice gift to people, who keep no accounts of what they receive. This money should have been used for the welfare of the flood victims and drone attacks in Pakistan. Shameful act from the so called leader of a poor nation.
AJK
Aug 18, 2012 10:36am
Yup, its easy. Money belongs to the American taxpayer.
AJK
Aug 18, 2012 10:36am
tax payer but not Pakistani taxpyer, American taxpayer
nasir
Aug 19, 2012 03:21pm
Enthralling comments. The comments reflect our conscious is alive. For the first time I felt good reading DAWN. I would say leave the Poor Pakistani President alone. Neither him, nor his advisers (Allies, supporters, JUI, Jx series Leaders know any better). They are all simply a byproduct of a grave worshiping tribe and culture and devoid of basic knowledge of Islam. This million is to appease a vote bank of like minded constituency. Quran says " and spend in Our path, out of Our provided subsistence" Sura Baqra Ayat #3. Three verses later in the same chapter Allah Says: "Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their ears, and over their eyes there is a dark covering.." Sura Baqra Ayat #7. Allah knows best. and
Abdul, Germany
Aug 20, 2012 09:59am
This is not a comparison that who gets money from where. Everybody is commenting on the news in question.
Abdul, Germany
Aug 20, 2012 09:59am
lol. It is a Grave. That is all.
Tariq K Sami
Aug 19, 2012 09:26pm
I see so many negative comments against Zardari I wonder if we can ever think objectively. Zardari is a smart man or else he would not be where is today. Remember we are a nation of 193 million. He is one out of millions. He is also a Elected President. He is also the husband of Shaheed Rani Benazir Bhutto. The Sufi Saint of India is Naib e Rasool (transalation the representative of the Prophet). A million dollar is a very humble Nazarana. Sure the Saint would have refused such gesture. But it is not for the Saint. It is for the maintainence of the Shrine. It is a place that meets the spiritual needs of Hindus and Muslims alike. Hightime that Pakistan fulfil its obligation in recognition of our common ethical and moral and cultural foundation of the great Indian subcontinent. By this one single move Zardari has tried to move Pakistan out of the Saudi based Wahabi Islam to a more gentle and tolerant Islam envisaged by the Sufi's of this great land.
Abdul, Germany
Aug 20, 2012 10:02am
Mr AMir, yes for Muslims it is. Becuase our Allah says that when my servant ask me , I hear his dua.
Azhar
Aug 19, 2012 05:17pm
I sincerely disagree with the part that people still love him . This is the propaganda by the PPP. Just wait till their tenure ends. These people will run to the safety of Dubai. Pakistan to these people is a hunting ground where they come to hunt when ever they get a chance. Now he can go to Ajmer Sharif also and settle there as a majawar.
Rajan
Aug 19, 2012 08:27pm
I wouldn't care if he donates his own money, but I don't agree with public money being donated by politicians to religious institutions.
rehan
Aug 19, 2012 07:19pm
Yes, I agree with you, and you are right. any how our president do not have any right to spend our AID money on foreign country shrines.
shokat
Aug 19, 2012 06:07pm
zardari has done the best thing by donating one million,as Darga of khawaja is the spirtual center of Muslam of sub contenent
Abdul, Germany
Aug 20, 2012 10:01am
Khawja Chisti has died hundered of years ago. He cannot grant anything to anybody.
Azhar
Aug 19, 2012 05:30pm
Yes a lot of good people in Pakistan who not only give bread but feed the poor on a regular basis. By the way America does not give aid without any reason. They have a long term plan for each country and ask for something in return in order to facilitate their agenda . May it be a person of their choice to be promoted or removed. Just an example. The list goes on and on.
Azhar
Aug 19, 2012 05:07pm
I wonder when his turn will come
Gerry D'Cunha
Aug 20, 2012 12:31pm
Rich President of a poor country (Pakistan) donating 1 million dollars to India - what answer he would give God on the day of judgement? He should himself represent the 8 rich nation meetings in giving aid.
rizwan
Aug 19, 2012 09:46am
soviet war on afghanistan was also not your war...but you payed in blood for that one....why the reluctance this time.....
Ammara
Aug 19, 2012 10:47am
Ali Abbas, let's not compare US with Pakistan. I am sure they do not have 12 plus hours of power outages and thousands of jobless people. There is no need to giving such a big amount to Ajmer Sharif. Those people are not even the true decedents and always asking for money, even from tourists. The Indian Government gives them enough funding to keep their work running. There isn't hypocrisy about getting aid as we as citizens are ready not to take any aid and work on our own. It is the government that gets the aid and then misuses it! US is spending billions of dollars on so called war against terrorism which is causing unemployment in their country, not due to the aid given by us! Get your facts right!
P. Abidi
Aug 19, 2012 12:41pm
His name is Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti and not Ajmer Sahib.
kayamat
Aug 19, 2012 11:38am
The money could have been put to beeter use by sending some Pakistanis to Haj. It would have ensured their going to Zannat after death.
ZJ2012
Aug 19, 2012 12:09pm
There should be a Public Accounts Committee investigation and a NAB case. ........but lest we forget he's immune......
Hyder
Aug 18, 2012 04:50am
It would have been nice if that $1 million (9.5 Crore Pakistani Rupees) was spent on people dying of hunger & poverty in today's world, instead of giving it for someone who's already dead centuries ago.
Ehtisham
Aug 18, 2012 04:57am
Have we learned whether it was a personal donation or a governmental donation? Regardless, it is a big sum of money that could also have been used for the countless needs in our own country.
tahir malik
Aug 18, 2012 05:00am
serve the dead, ignore the living. he gives money as if it from his own pocket. yet people love him for it. how on earth is this possible.
Syed Ahmed
Aug 18, 2012 05:08am
Where did this one million US Dollars Come from? Zardari's personal funds or the National Treasury? If it is from the National Treasury, the donation has to be on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, (you can add the bit "on behalf of the people of Pakistan" if you wish, but who are you kidding, were these people consulted?) Unless it is from the personal funds of Zardari, illgotten or otherwise, to say that it is being given on behalf of Zardari is utter tripe.
John
Aug 18, 2012 05:11am
Wondering what is the source of money?
malik
Aug 18, 2012 05:27am
I am sure the money was not out of 60 million.
Umer Khan
Aug 18, 2012 05:29am
Wooow... sounds like a huge amount for a Shrine by a country that is struggling with so many other important issues.. what is a shrine going to do with a million bucks?
javed
Aug 18, 2012 05:29am
can someone tell me in which account this payment been made by our president. so frustrated ..........
Saeed A.
Aug 18, 2012 05:31am
My countrymen are committing suicides everyday because they do not have enough to feed themselves and their children yet the proven corrupt and incompetent spend this precious amount of money on the dead!
Junaid
Aug 18, 2012 05:33am
Zardari is trying to make person gains out of charity money. Where did this money come from? Is it from his personal account or public accounts. Pakistan's poor have the first right on this charity. Why couldn't he donate it to a Pakistani instution like EDHI, or many others? Charity starts at home. India is rich enough to support Ajmer Sharif, plus they make millions from tourism in that area due to the Shrine already. This charity makes no sense, unless Zardari is thinking about moving to India soon.
Najeeb
Aug 18, 2012 05:43am
People are dying in his own country for poverty, hunger, unemployment etc and the president is distributing cheque of USD 1 million dollars for the maintenance of the shrine - this money has come from the pocket of the tax payers and need to be utilized for the well being of them or public in general. I don't know when the people of Pakistan will wake up and will get rid of such politicians.
asim
Aug 18, 2012 05:44am
any decent organization should be ashamed of accepting anything from him as they should know whatever it is, he had stolen from the pakistani public!
Dr. Mahmood Husaini
Aug 18, 2012 05:52am
Is the million dollars coming from the government of Pakistan or from Mr. Zardari's private resources/ Dr. Mahmood Husaini, Seattle, Washington.
Amjad
Aug 18, 2012 06:07am
Wow! What a good use of Pakistani resources. Instead of using the money for the poor - education, health - the President goes and gives one million dollars to a durga and that too, in India. What can we expect from a President who has faith in supernaturals - slaughtering a balck goat everyday - to solve national and personal problems! To get the blessings, he should have used his persoanl fortunes for the purpose!
sanaullah bugti
Aug 18, 2012 06:10am
taxes from our hard earned money!!
Bilal khan
Aug 18, 2012 06:16am
The sad part is it came from Pakistani tax rupees. Mr. Zardari should have donated out of own billion dollar account in this unofficial and personal visit.
Abdullah Hussain
Aug 18, 2012 06:20am
It would have been better had Mr. Zardari given this money from his own pocket. Using 1 million dollars of public money for feeding poor in Pakistan would have yielded better reward from Allah.
Indian
Aug 18, 2012 06:23am
Surprise!!! When extremists are destroying Sufi shrines in Pakistan, the President is giving 1 milion to Ajmer. What about the Pakistani shrines that have been bombed? Has the president given them anything too?
Noorani
Aug 18, 2012 06:43am
Dont forget, he is a smart guy, there must be some thinking (some self interest) behind this.
Anon
Aug 18, 2012 06:46am
Shrine and pilgrims - what a misuse of terms. I alway though the word pilgrim was attached to haj.... Donating money for beautifying and up keeping GRAVES is Bidat in itself, let alone doing it at the cost of poor Pakistanis sufferings. How many schools, water pumps, etc could have been delivered by a. Mill dollars. Looks like mr zardarii is suffering from shortsightedness and can't see problems so near.
ROHIT PANDEY
Aug 18, 2012 07:01am
Once Pakistanis forget mosques and shrines for a while ( and stop fighting over which building can be called a "mosque') and move on to spend on education,good law and order maintaining , water electricity and roads and factories ...Pakistan will prosper..at end of it all,at the very end,when enough money had been made,enough happiness all round one can remember long dead saints and refurbish the shrine!
Major Razavi
Aug 18, 2012 07:09am
Who authorized this man to donate this Has he not seen the condition of Govt Hospitals in Karachi Lahore Pindi Peshawer & Quetta, for that matter his constituency Nawabshah & his spouses LARKANA. How can one shame the shameless
Adeel
Aug 18, 2012 07:10am
The most sad part is the people of Pakistan still love this guy!! Aaj bhi Bhutto zinda hai! thats all the supporter (jialas) of PPP can think of. But it is pointless to cry , because you and me who have read this article or even commented on it are just 5% of the voter's list . There are millions of people who are kept away from education just so that they cannot think for themselves and the thing to cry about the most is that even out of these 5% many think of what Zardari has done for them, he or his people have developed MY village, MY school, MY locality......... for the sake of the future of your country , others children, other families, think like a PAKISTANI for once. Maybe if he had paid this $1 million towards our debt , our loan would be 1 million dollar less !! Ya Allah please have mercy on us, forgive us for our sins and save us from ruthless leaders who have shame no more (aameen) . Wish all Pakistanis a happy Eid Mubarak !
Mohammad
Aug 18, 2012 07:13am
If Ajmer shafir were to be a live today. i dont think he would have accepted the check from Asif Ali Zardari. Sheikh Ajmer would definately value the morality. i dont think Ajmer Sheib needs his money while he is dead and gone. Mr Zardari charity begins at home
salman shakir
Aug 18, 2012 08:04am
Extremely pathetic to know that ,,,are our all problems fixed as it seems the case here ?
Shafi
Aug 18, 2012 08:08am
He could have given this Pakistani treasury money to the flood victims of Pakistan who are still struggling to survive. Pakistan has not got much foreign exchange in its kitty, now there would be one million dollars less. What a 'leader'?
Haji Ashfaq
Aug 18, 2012 08:37am
Who authorised ? You think those 242 hand raisers in Parliament are sitting there for nothing ? Are bhai, Maale muft dile beraham. Jo maal bahar jama hai ye uski 'tip of the iceberg' hai. Keep your blood pressure in control. He has already made to his illustrous Son and daughter - the next rulers of this unfortunate country.
Junaid
Aug 18, 2012 08:39am
Sufis do not need Zardari money!
rizwan mehmood
Aug 18, 2012 09:05am
when i read all comments of my pakistni friends, realy i am feeling proud of your thought about our nation.
best
Aug 18, 2012 09:08am
countless hungry people in pakistan waiting for 1 piece of bread each day and king of pakistan donate millions for nothing?
rizwan mehmood
Aug 18, 2012 09:13am
when i read all of pakistni peoples comments about donated money by Zardari,i am feling proud .
Babu
Aug 19, 2012 01:04pm
Thank you
Ayoub Hassnain
Aug 19, 2012 01:04pm
In the History of PAKISTAN, it is written that India agreed to pay Rs. 750 million to Pakistan. India paid Rs. 700 million in two installments. The remaining amount of Rs. 50 million has not been paid yet... But today's our President is distributing money in INDIA...
Mahmud
Aug 18, 2012 09:20am
I think he is trying to fix Pakistan's problems by praying to the dead. Someone should take him to SC for wasting a million dollar of tax payer's money on a grave. There must be a law against that.
Ali
Aug 18, 2012 09:24am
I hear there were two checks another one for 1 billion just stayed in the president pocket by mistake. He then deposited it in the Swiss bank until his next visit.
Roger
Aug 18, 2012 09:44am
What a waste.... Ajmer sharif is one of India's richest religious places.They don't need that money to run that dargah... & coming from a man who is accused of being a corrupt person & from a country whose people are facing, religious ,financial & social problems... Makes me want to shun religious donations even more.. A million dollars could have gone a long way to feed & educate Pakistani people.
Fawad
Aug 18, 2012 09:46am
I wish the Supreme Court take notice of this and how the publics money is laundered by our so called leaders. Is he actually allowed to do this? That too for shrine maintainance in a foreign country? Ridiculous. Imagine how many poor could have been fed?
Ali
Aug 18, 2012 04:31pm
May I ask what hard work do you do?
Ali
Aug 18, 2012 04:35pm
Stop crying, donation is a good thing and I am proud to be a Pakistani by his one act of generosity. It does not mean Zardari gets my support on all issues which he does not need either.
debo
Aug 18, 2012 05:20pm
Shame on Pakistanis for having these people as their heads of state....
ali Abbas
Aug 18, 2012 05:21pm
Have you ever given any bread to these hungry people? Do you have any problem accepting billions of dollars from US when million of their own people are unemployed? I guess not. Hypocrates!
Rashid
Aug 18, 2012 06:18pm
So without even knowing the context, you just would like to criticize Zardari. Ignorant people are the real dilemma of Pakistan no Zardari.
Janu Sun Zara
Aug 18, 2012 06:22pm
Money may belong to American Taxpayer, but don't forget Paki People have been paying their blood in a war that is not their. So in both cases weather American or Paki Taxpayer's money, this is the money that belongs to Pakistan people.
Irshad khan
Aug 18, 2012 06:36pm
Nothing wrong donating million dollars to Ajmer Shrine but Zardari should have used his money for that. But Zardari has problem with his money, he knows he earned his wealth by illegal means.
Khan Sahib
Aug 18, 2012 06:48pm
Absolutely. Aamir is correct. If Anon is insisting that the up keep of graves is bidat then it is probably best that he not visit them and I ask that he/she refrain from forcing the rest of us from following his/her brand of religion.
saleem
Aug 18, 2012 07:03pm
great Pakistan? ji haan bahaut izzat hai humari duniya mein...loog hamein dekhney ko tarastey hain!!
noufal
Aug 18, 2012 07:32pm
defenitely zardari saheb will get blessings from kwaja mohiyudheen chisti.
wasif
Aug 18, 2012 08:52pm
While our own people are at the brink of annihilation from hunger, disease and depression , this man (I hate to call him our President) is going around showering "tax payers" money in foreign country on mazars! Sadly, you cannot shame a shameless!
wasif
Aug 18, 2012 08:55pm
A friend told me that when Zardari was lingering in Central jail, Karachi and each time he had a hearing in the court, he would order 15 black goats to be slaughtered on the exit gate of Central jail. The police had to stop the pickup in which he was escorted to wait for the sadqa. This is a fact! He is running the Presidency in the same manner. Wonder how many black goats are purchased on tax payers money for Presidency on a monthly basis?
PAKISTANI
Aug 18, 2012 09:12pm
If Quid-e-azam were alive today.He would have said ,why have I created this country. IS KE HALAT DEKH KAR WO AATH AATH ANSOO ROTEY .
Naeem Fakir
Aug 18, 2012 09:20pm
I just wish this check had been from Mr Zardari's. Swiss Bank Account.
Muhammad Alvi
Aug 18, 2012 09:31pm
I read most of the comments by the readers. They are all saying the same thing: Unwise contribution, and the money could be used for a better ourpose within Pakistan. No one has said any thing about Zardari's motive behind this so-to-speak charity. I want to say some thing about it. Zardari is a very clever politician. One can easily say, "He is a crook to the bare bones." There must be something personal to gain from anything he does. I have my own thoughts, but I will leave it to you all to ponder.
Anon
Aug 18, 2012 09:50pm
Whats the diff, that is also public money.
AHUH
Aug 18, 2012 10:08pm
Zardari is a superstitious soul. He slaughters a black sheep everyday. This was expected from him. Also i do not blame Zardari, it is us as a nation who deserve leaders like him. Solved
Nasser Ali Khan
Aug 18, 2012 11:54pm
This is yet another illegal act on the part of our rulers. In a lawless country, this is what happens. The population at large lacks guts to fight it, and can't even be inspired by the Arab spring which has thrown out 3 leaders and others are on their way. But then Pakistanis are not Arabs, with a proud history and a nation proud of its language and culture.
Rafia Mirza
Aug 19, 2012 12:14am
serving the dead in india while the living in pakistan are living in hell
Rafia Mirza
Aug 19, 2012 12:20am
how is zardari getting away with such extravagance? the man has crossed all limits , he is the worst thing that happened to pakistan,
Rafia Mirza
Aug 19, 2012 12:24am
how is zardari getting away with such extravagance? the man has crossed all limits , he is the worst thing that happened to pakistan,
jawed sarwar
Aug 19, 2012 12:30am
This is a peanut given from swiss bank account. Everything is possible in Pakistan if you are holding a position of PM or President you can earn billions and make such donations.
Sajjad
Aug 19, 2012 01:27am
This money was Pakistani people money .This Wodera (Land Lord ) think all people as haris (poor people working for him). He made his son party president and he wants his sister to be president if dies of drinking too much wine.Only way is get rid of these people is to ask questions to them at whatever forum we can and besides that every one of us has to vote . What the hell .This guy is throwing money .Why he doesnt throws his money earned from corruption
Kapil
Aug 19, 2012 04:17am
Nice answer...money is coming from america than what hard work sanaullah did??????Lol.....
Rashed
Aug 19, 2012 05:13am
A crook giving money to other crooks
AMIR
Aug 19, 2012 05:17am
LIKE DUA IS A MAJICAL WAND
Ali Hasan
Aug 19, 2012 06:22am
Playing to the Sufi gallery - election time is nigh
B. R. Chawla
Aug 19, 2012 07:05am
Male mukhat dile be reham. This is everywhere in Pakistan. Why blame Zardari - like a drowing man he catches even a straw. Perhaps the Kwajalein christee grant him a few more years of misrule or survival from the noose proved by the Supreme Court. Chawla
Shahid_Indian Muslim
Aug 19, 2012 09:03am
Better don't say a Word against Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti or any other of our Saints you Sanghi Chaddhiwaala Terrorist! Sufi saints are the Pride of islam.
rizwan
Aug 19, 2012 09:40am
ACTUALLY INDIA IS A poor country of 500 millions and mr. president out of compassion for india's poor has given this money....don't bother, it would lift few hundred of indians out of poverty.
manish
Aug 19, 2012 09:44am
just say this to some of your wahabi co-religionists....they would tell you the kind of islam you are following
BNS
Aug 20, 2012 10:10pm
Good gesture on part of Mr. President. Has income authorities in Pakistan checked the sources of funds? Was this reported in President's income tax returns filed? Was tax paid on this amount? If they have not, why not?
Dr. Taj Mohammad
Aug 20, 2012 10:58pm
you are criticizing this corruption. what abt other financial corruptions in ur country?
SAwq
Aug 21, 2012 05:49am
WAOW ....Nation is dying hungry ,and Mr,Zardari President of South Punjab & Sindh has his own ways of spending money of tax payers.............he should provide maximum relief to those who are living below the poverty line and food vulnerable communities...
Bilal
Aug 21, 2012 07:37am
"...on behalf of the president, the government and THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN". yes, every single Pakistani who voted for PPP, did have a part to play in this donation. and sadly, it was the majority!! here's some information for anyone planing to vote for PPP next time: 1 mln USD can feed 8000 Pakistanis for 1 whole year.