Asif Ali Zardari to attend Biden’s Iftar-dinner

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has flown to Washington and is going to have an Iftar-dinner with US Vice-President Joe Biden, party sources here said.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 8:16 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:07 AM

He reached Washington on Sunday evening and was received by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani.

This was the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former ruler was given full diplomatic protocol.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi is currently on an official visit to the US from the July 21 to 28 during which he is scheduled to visit senior officials of the State Department, Defence Department and the White House. Fatemi said that the government had decided to set a precedent by sending the ambassador to receive Zardari, adding that it was time that “political witch-hunting should come to an end”.

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