Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nawaz Sharif meets Zardari

NAUDERO ( 2007-12-29 17:17:03 ) :
Nawaz Sharif met Asif Ali Zardari the husband of martyred Benazir Bhutto on Saturday at the family home in Naudero to offer his condolences, witnesses said.Nawaz Sharif and around 50 party officials arrived at Naudero, Bhutto's ancestral village in Sindh province, after flying from his stronghold city of Lahore.As Nawaz Sharif went inside the house to meet with Benazir Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari, thousands of supporters outside shouted "Long live Bhutto!" as well as anti-government slogans, an AFP correspondent said."The purpose is to personally convey his condolences to the Bhutto family," his spokesman Siddiqul Farooq said.Benazir was buried alongside her father, former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, in her family's imposing white mausoleum on Friday amid wails of grief from hundreds of thousands of supporters.Nawaz Sharif told AFP on Friday that Zardari had asked him not to attend the funeral because of security fears.