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Zardari Declines Salary Amid Pakistan’s Economic Challenges

Zardari Declines Salary Amid Pakistan's Economic Challenges

Newly-elected President Asif Ali Zardari has made the decision to forgo drawing his salary in light of the economic challenges facing Pakistan. This move is aimed at promoting prudent financial management within the country, as stated in a press release.

President Zardari deemed it crucial not to add to the burden on the national exchequer and, therefore, chose to decline his salary. This decision reflects his commitment to addressing economic challenges and encouraging responsible financial practices.

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On March 10, Asif Ali Zardari, a seasoned Pakistani politician, took the oath as the 14th President of Pakistan for the second time. The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Qazi Faez Isa, administered the oath to the newly-elected president. Zardari secured a total of 411 electoral votes in parliament and all four provincial assemblies with the support of allied parties.

In the National Assembly, Zardari garnered 225 votes, while his opponent received 119 votes. In Sindh, he obtained 53 votes compared to his opponent’s three. Furthermore, he secured 43 votes in the Punjab Assembly, eight in the KP Assembly, and 47 in the Balochistan Assembly. His rival, in contrast, received 18, 41, and 0 votes in these respective assemblies.

Having previously served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, Zardari has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018, bringing extensive political experience to his current role.