President of Pakistan Asif Zardari is a citizen of United States?

President Zardari US nationality

Today’s Jang and the News published that President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari holds American nationality as claimed by a well-known US website NNDB (Notable Names Database). The websites contains over 37,000 profiles of notable people around the globe. The website introduces itself as;

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a “Who’s Who” where a noted person’s curriculum vitae are available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

The site also mentions charges of blackmailing, corruption on him and declares him a patient of diabetes and depression. He is the only one listed as blackmailer on the site while joined by many others on corruption list.

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As per my knowledge constitution of Pakistan does not allow any ‘foreigner’ to contest elections or to be elected as PM or president of Pakistan. What can I call it a shock, conspiracy or truth? Until now there is no response from the Presidency on this issue.

The issue will give rise to speculations and conclusions along with some gossip material for Talk shows of this week but the question will remain who could authenticate the truth of this claim?


12 thoughts on “President of Pakistan Asif Zardari is a citizen of United States?”

  1. I strongly condemned the news on a website- Noteable Names Database (NNDB), which claims to contain details of over 35,000 prominent world personalities and describes Zardari as a US civilian of Asian/Indian race. The aim of the news was to make President. Zardari controversial and put the interests of Pakistan at stake. The role of the newspaper that put this news at front page is itself controversial. I am quoting some links that is clear prove of dubious role of this news paper group.

    1) Credibility of Jang Group: Hamid Mir/Jang Group’s Mess & Credibility of JANG/GEO TV. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/05/hamid-mirjang-groups-mess-credibility.html.

    2) Credibility of Jang Group Journalists: A minor glimpse! Dr Shahid Masood joins ARY Network Updated:Thursday June 3, 2010 8:48:25 PM http://www.thearynews.com/english/newsdetail.asp?nid=49918

    If the news is Correct then what’s this? Jang Group VS Dr. Shahid Masood & ARY ONE World. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/jang-group-vs-dr-shahid-masood-ary-one.html

    Furthermore If this website was looked at closely the journalist who filed the story would have known that on it the creator of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan had been called a spy. “The website also gave other wrong information about President Zardari and the same reporter who quoted the website filed a misleading story last year about lack of trust between Sanam Bhutto and President Zardari. These are clear evidences that it is just a part of propaganda campaign against President of Pakistan.

  2. Zardari is president of Pakistan and hundred Percent retains the nationality of Pakistan. The campaign against Zardari is charismatic; it might be tomorrow Zardari is declared as Turk, UK or Iranian nation. In fact Jang and The news played bad game in this matter, NNDB website is not a reliable stuff. Any misinformation, allegation or conspiracy that relate to PPP leadership catch the eye of this platform team and they don’t loose a minute to promote prejudice and hate mongering against PPP. The Only focus of this group is an anti PPP drive and Pro-Rightist Agenda of PTI,JI and PMLN.It seems that all other parties and institutes are HOLY COW and all the worse is PPP.This is time for this forum to rethink their policies and try an effort to be judicious, impartial and balanced. Regarding nationality of Zardari , see how jang quoted this sites , so called reporter Azeem M Mian did not check credibility of data when he was checking list of other persons , how could he missed Nawaz shif’s occupation as “Head Of State”. This is enough how creditable website and reporter is.

  3. Hina, the US doesn’t recognize dual citizenship officially; if you are a US citizen, or wish to become one, you must relinquish all claims to other nationality. On the other hand, Britain, for instance, never lets go of one of its own, so, once British you are British for life no matter where you live or other citizenships you hold. Different countries have their own official policies on the matter.

    Those are the rules for us peons, but bigshots–the makers of the rules–often play fast and loose with the rules among themselves, as in “do like I say, not like I do.” Mr. Zardari might have been handed a US passport as a souvenir of a visit here, by a US President, no less, just for goodwill or to cut through red tape–a tedious, humbling nuisance–at the borders
    when he travels. The “world leaders’ club”–200-some people, plus hangers-on, apparently come and go pretty much as they please, in comfort and style–roll out the red carpet, wave the flags, polish the boots and brass of the honor guard–Freedom with all capital letters. Nice, huh?

    Well, let’s face it, someone has to run things, or it ALL falls apart.

  4. What do we have against U.S.? and why are we so badly targeting this government. What happens if this govt. goes as well? We will be more uncertain as a country and that will only help the terrorist to carry out more attacks.

  5. I don’t think he would be so stupid as to surrender his Pakistani nationality. But again, he could have done anything, considering that he has been suffering from acute depression for a long time now.

  6. We had a caretaker prime minister who had dual nationality. He was both a Pakistani as well as a U.S. citizen. His name was Moin Qureishi. I don’t think the law bars anyone having dual nationality from being president.

  7. Interesting news but does not change the fact a bit!. It is not a piece of paper but the loyalty and commitment matter. Is is the first time a we have violated the constitution?.

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