Chandu Lakhani (UK)
10 Feb, 2013 06:44 PM
Zardari is preparing for all eventuality. He has constructed his residence like a fortress, so nobody can successfully attack. Still, if worse comes to worst, he has also provided an air-strip so that he can sneak away no sooner army may want to move against him ! Well Done, Zardari ‘Shahab’. Pakistan seems to have bright future -it can be nothing else when you are at the helm. India is blessed with Nehru Gandhi family to rule us for ever. We do not want Pakistan to be deprived -and it is now blessed with Zardari Bhutto dynasty ! Do propagate advantages of such dynastic rules, so that more and more countries can benefit through India/Pakistan’s joint dynasty-run regimes ! Hail Pakistan, Hail India
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s private villa is blast-proof, has runway
PTI Feb 8, 2013,
Lahore: A sprawling high-security private residence for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, complete with bomb-proof structures and a landing strip for small jets and helicopters, is nearing completion here. The compound in Bahria town, spread over some 200 kanals (25 acres), is named Bilawal House after Zardari’s son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. According to a Pakistan Peoples Party official from Punjab the residence has been gifted by property tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain.
The bomb-proof home is surrounded by lawns that can accommodate up to 10,000 people and has a runway for private jets and helicopters. The compound is surrounded by 30-feet high walls fitted with security gadgets. Once completed, the residence will have a three-tier security system. Zardari, who is due to arrive in Lahore on Sunday, is expected to visit Bilawal House with his son, the sources said. The residence in Lahore will serve as the main base in Punjab province for Bilawal during campaigning for the upcoming general election. Malik Riaz Hussain, believed to be close to Zardari, was at the centre of a controversy last year after he alleged that he funded three foreign trips by Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of supreme court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.
Meanwhile, on the president’s arrival, the private security guards of Bahria Town hosed water through high-pressure vehicles to disperse the journalists who tried to enter the housing society to cover the event. Some of the journalists received injuries. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Lahore Press Club leaders and the journalist community have strongly condemned the guards’ misbehaviour with the journalists and demanded legal action against them.