Pakistan’s Zardari a long-time focus of corruption claims

A former businessman in his younger days, Zardari swept to power in 2008 following the murder of his wife, an ex-prime minister.

    Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested after his bail application was rejected in connection with a high-profile money laundering case that saw vast sums of money allegedly siphoned out of the country.

    Zardari, the husband of assassinated ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, served as president from 2008 until 2013. He has long been the subject of corruption allegations.

    Charlotte Bellis reports on Zardari's role in Pakistani politics.


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