May 2, 2011
President Obama: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of Sept. 11 are seared into our national memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the twin towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.
October 16, 2008 |
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari won help from ally China as his nation grapples with an ailing economy and chronic electricity shortages. Zardari and Chinese President Hu Jintao signed 11 deals in Beijing, including on economic and technical cooperation, environmental protection, agricultural research, and electricity. There was no mention of a civilian nuclear deal. Pakistani media have speculated that Zardari would seek a nuclear power deal with China after rival India secured such a pact with the U.S.
September 11, 1991 |
The husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was acquitted of charges that he used political influence to pressure a state bank into granting a huge loan, without sufficient collateral, court officials in Karachi said. The Sindh High Court dismissed the case against Asif Ali Zardari and said it will release its explanation later. Zardari, 39, still faces trial on other charges.
February 7, 1993 |
A Pakistan anti-terrorist court Saturday freed Asif Ali Zardari, husband of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, after more than two years in jail without a conviction. "It is the people's victory," a delighted Zardari said in an interview. "It shows the cases against me were cooked up. There is no truth in the charges."
January 15, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Tahirul Qadri, the fiery Islamic cleric leading a large antigovernment protest in the heart of the capital, was in the middle of a speech denouncing President Asif Ali Zardari's administration when an aide interrupted him with news. The Supreme Court, Qadri was told, had just ordered the arrest of Zardari's prime minister on corruption charges. As he relayed the news to the crowd Tuesday, legions of Pakistanis filling a plaza about 500 yards from the parliament exploded in a yelp of joy. Many danced in the streets.
October 11, 1990 |
Police Wednesday arrested the husband of ousted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who denounced the move as a "pure witch hunt" to intimidate her during the current election campaign. Businessman Asif Ali Zardari was arrested in Karachi for alleged involvement in an extortion case and two cases of illegal bank loans, state television said.
May 19, 1999 |
Asif Ali Zardari, the jailed husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was slightly injured when he attempted suicide with a broken drinking glass, police said in Karachi. But critics of the government said that he was tortured and alleged that the suicide report was fabricated by Pakistani police. Zardari has been in jail since Bhutto's government was dismissed in 1996 on corruption charges. Police said he was being interrogated in the 1995 shooting death of a retired judge.