OscarTango, a blog managed by Irshad Saleem from New Jersey has reported some juicy news about Asif Ali Zardari’s sudden disappearance from the Pakistan Embassies Iftar party last Friday in New York city. The President arrived at the event which was hosted by our US Ambassador Hussain Haqqani and on his arrival the President went around a couple of tables shaking hands and chit chatting with the guests, but then suddenly to the surprise of all guests he simply disappeared from the event. Some attributed this unannounced disappearance due to a turf war between Hussain Haqqani, the host and Hussain Haroon the ‘uninvited’ Pakistans’ UN ambassador. Some even speculated that Asif Ali Zardari had an urgent meeting whilst the official statement given to the guests was
Guests were officially told that the president had left because he had been overwhelmed by the emotional welcome he had received by the audience and was almost choking
The expensive dinner left a bad taste and many of the invited guest simply left in utter confusion as to not having had the opportunity to meet the Honorable President.
OscarTango has yet another twist, true or not, but definitely worth looking into.
The president left the Iftar party as swiftly as he had come, in order to rush to his favorite bar-cum-restaurant he had frequented while living in Manhattan during exile.
Some Pakistani scribes scrambled the Geisha and were shocked to see the President there. Zardari spent his next four hours partying in a private room there hosted ostensibly by the Turkish Ambassador to the United Nations, according to a reliable source. Only five persons were seen at the party. Mr Zardari’s many female acquaintances were seen gushing over him, according to the source.
Geisha is close to Bhutto’s (now Zardari’s) Mission Avenue two-bedroom million-dollar condominium located in the heart of the New York City where he lived convalescing from heart attack and spinal injury as he waited for lady luck to smile again. In the meanwhile he underwent therapy at Mt Sinai hospital.
So the plot thickens, New York visit seems to continue to become a media nightmare for our new President.