Friday, August 6, 2010

Asif Ali Zardari, the thief of paintings

Asif Ali Zardari, the thief of paintings

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been accused of helping to steal paintings of an internationally acclaimed Pakistani artist.

Shaheen, the daughter of the late artist, Laila Shahzada has lodged court papers in Pakistan claiming Zardari colluded with her brother to steal 93 of her mother`spaintings from her Karachi flat in 1994 and shipped them to London.

Shaheen wants the London Metropolitan Police to question Zardari during his visit to Britain. Zardari has claimed in the past that he was simply looking after thepaintings for Sohail Shahzada, Shaheen`s brother. The President`s office has meanwhile rubbished the allegations by Shaheen.

Zardari, who is currently visiting various European countries, is facing strong criticisiam from Pakistani press for leaving the country when many parts of the country are facing flood sitution and sectarian violence.


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