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Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari begins career as TV analyst

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Asif Ali Zardari, former president and Pakistani Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson has embarked on a new career as a political analyst on a weekly talk show on Bol TV. The channel took to Twitter to make the announcement, The Express Tribute reported. The show got underway on on March 19.

In the first episode of the show, Zardari appeared live from Karachi, and responded to questions about Pakistan’s current affairs, including its relations with its neighboring countries and the United States.

Expressing his opinion on the absence of a foreign minister in the country, the former president said: “A country which does not have a foreign minister for four years, shows that the government does not care or understand the position Pakistan holds, and the challenges it faces when it comes to international politics.”

Zardari also spoke about Pakistan’s relations with India and the current ongoing tensions on the Pak-Afghan border. “I feel Mian Sb [Nawaz Sharif] thinks of one of the neighbors [India] as his market, and neglects the other neighbor [Afghanistan] with which Pakistan shares cultural values”, he said.

On Pakistan’s relations with the US, Zardari said that Pakistan can establish better relations with the United States if they are able to establish a firm dialogue with him with president Donald Trump.

Earlier this month, former president and a retired army chief, Pervez Musharraf, has also launched a career as a political analyst on the Bol TV show, where he appeared live from Dubai and replied to questions about the security situation in Pakistan.