Pakistani 'president's ' visit

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  1. Did he take his wellies off before he got on the plane, or keep them on for the whole flight, anticipating the very very awful weather we have here?
     
  2. Cig, why is "president" in quotes? Is this actually a thread about leaders of Pakistan being puppets of the military, or do you really want to have a conversation about footwear?
     
  3. Only the Daddy Long leg's variety.
     
  4. I have a feeling he kept them on, only to pick out unique waterlife to pass to the Embassy cook. Look out David!!!!!!!
     
  5. Come to think of it, have you ever seen an Arab in boots? Odd, really, when you consider their, er, proclivities.
     
  6. Concern for the victims of the aircraft crash - none
    Concern for the victims of the monsoon foods - none
    Visiting Europe to start your son's political career - priceless!

    Surely this gentleman should be more concerned with his country than his son, and surely keeping Terry Taliban out of his country rather than helping him would be a good thing too, might do well to getting him or his party re-elected next time round.
     
  7. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    He's here in truth to further the political career of his son, who in true political fashion is being groomed to enter politics after him. I suppose it's a common enough practice, a bit like the political dynasties in India (Ghandi/Nehru), or the USA (Kennedy/Clinton/Bush) or the UK (Benn/Mandleson/Prescott spring to mind). It's vile, no matter who does it.

    Extract from today's D Tel piece:
    "However, critics claim that the visit was never in doubt because Mr Zardari, who has faced repeated allegations of corruption and investigations into the source of his estimated £1.1 billion fortune, is desperate to win over British Pakistanis who could make or break his son’s career.
    Mr Zardari will address 3,000 members of the Pakistan People’s Party from behind a bulletproof screen at the Birmingham International Convention Centre on Saturday to launch his son’s active political career.
    Bilawal Zardari, 21, an Oxford University graduate, is already the chairman of the PPP, but cannot stand for office until the age of 25. The visit is crucial to his prospects because his father needs the support of influential British Pakistanis, many of whom opposed his anointment as PPP co-chairman, together with his son, following the assassination of his wife.
    The trip has caused further controversy in Pakistan after it emerged that the cost of the rally, estimated at £60,000, will be paid out of Pakistani state funds, as it is being described as a “presidential” function."
    Pakistan president faces criticism over UK visit - Telegraph


    Nice to know that the influence of the UK on international politics is undiminshed!