Asif Zardari begins career as political analyst on Bol News

Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari will be aired every Sunday on Bol News. YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB

Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari will be aired every Sunday on Bol News. YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB

Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has now launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly talk show on Bol TV.

The channel took to Twitter to announce the new show, Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari. The show was launched on March 19, and will be aired every Sunday at 9:30pm.

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

Speaking about the absence of a foreign minister, 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.”

Upon being asked to comment on Pakistan’s relations with India and the ongoing tensions on the Pak-Afghan border, Zardari said, “I feel Mian Sb [Nawaz Sharif] thinks of one of the neighbours [India] as his market, and neglects the other neighbour [Afghanistan] with which Pakistan shares cultural values.”

Commenting on Pakistan’s relations with the US, Zardari said, President Donald Trump comes from a business background and Islamabad can have much better relations with the country if someone takes responsibility to hold dialogue with him.

Earlier this month, former president and a retired army chief, Pervez Musharraf, launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly talk show on Bol TV. 

In the first episode of the show on Sunday, Musharraf appeared live from Dubai and responded to questions about the security situation in Pakistan. Speaking about the latest military operation in Pakistan targeting militant and terror groups, the former general argued that the root cause of extremism had to be addressed.

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