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Pakistan

Amid economic challenges, President Zardari decides not to draw his salary

  • Takes decision to encourage prudent financial management in the country
Published March 12, 2024

President Asif Ali Zardari has decided, in view of the prevailing economic challenges, that he will not draw his presidential salary.

“He took this decision to encourage prudent financial management in the country.

“The President considered it essential not to burden the national exchequer and preferred to forgo his salary,” President Secretariat Press Wing said in a press release on Tuesday.

On March 10, Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), took oath as President of Pakistan for a second term at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa administered oath to the newly-elected president.

On Saturday, he was elected the 14th president of the country, defeating Mahmood Khan Achakzai of the Sunni Ittehad Council.

Later, the president administered oath to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s 19-member cabinet.

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Maqbool Mar 12, 2024 02:33pm
Well done Mr President , hope many others follow your example
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Dr Javed Mar 12, 2024 05:25pm
Alvi did not have conscience. Way to go Zardari. Very much appreciated.
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Dr Javed Mar 12, 2024 05:26pm
What a remarkable gesture.
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KU Mar 12, 2024 05:43pm
It would be peanuts for him anyway, why not issue a stamp celebrating this no-salary feat. We so forget history n characters.
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zh Mar 12, 2024 10:04pm
An empty gesture. He should forgo the perks instead of extending those to his daughter. Perks cost far more than the salary.
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T Mar 12, 2024 10:42pm
stupid thing to celebrate but this is pakistan.
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Qutbuddin Sajjad Darusalam Mar 12, 2024 11:04pm
Whatever is it, but we should appreciate it.
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