Zardari is now to confront this recent series of allegation where he himself used a New York based psychiatrist in 2007 to issue him a report declaring him with a range of psychiatric illnesses, including dementia, major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. That report issued a year back helped him past an outstanding English case but it now may come to haunt his accession to the throne. In all honesty Pakistanis need no ‘report’ to declare him ‘of unsound mind’ – Simply said we know HE IS.
In March 2007 New York psychiatrist Philip Saltiel found that Mr Zardari’s time in detention left him with severe “emotional instability“, memory loss and concentration problems, according to court documents seen by the Financial Times. “I do not see any improvement in these issues for at least a year,” he wrote. Stephen Reich, a psychiatrist from New York State, said Mr Zardari was unable to recall the birthdays of his wife and children and had thought about suicide. Mr Zardari used the medical reports to successfully fight a now defunct English High Court case in which the Pakistan government sought to sue him over alleged corruption. The case was dropped in March.
He forced the Supreme Court in Pakistan to drop all cases under the influence of the NRO, he has since then also yesterday forced the Pakistani prosecutor in Switzerland to forcibly drop his Swiss case as well which was suddenly shoved under the carpet. So I can easily speculate that he can cook up a good story to sneak past this mental disorder query.
An SMS joke has been making its rounds today – [I share it only as a funny joke]
Question: You’re locked in a room with Bush, Osama & Zardari. and You have a gun with only 2 bullets. What do you do?
Answer: Shoot Zardari twice to make sure he’s dead.