Tuesday, June 15, 2010

President Zardari US Citizen ?

Name: Asif Ali Zardari
Born: 22-Jul-1955
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistans
Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State
Party Affiliation: Pakistan Peoples Party
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto (m. 1987, one son, two daughters)
Son: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (b. 21-Sep-1988)
Daughter: Bakhtawar
Daughter: Asifa

High School: Saint Patrick’s High School, Karachi, Pakistan
President of Pakistan (6-Sep-2008 to present)
Member of Pakistani Parliament Senate (1993-99)
Pakistani Minister Environment (1993-96)

Blackmail charged and imprisoned 1990, charges dropped 1993
Corruption imprisoned 1997-2004
Murder of Murtaza Bhutto, charged 1996
Risk Factors: Diabetes, Depression

Source: NNDB

The News and Daily Jang reported that President Asif Ali Zardari might be an American Citizen based on his profile on NNDB website.

However, as per the about section of NNDB website, the Nationality is not always based on Citizenship of the person and therefore President Zardari may not be a US citizen.

Questions of Nationality

- Nationality is the country with which the person is most associated with — particularly at the time that person flourished at his or her peak. It is not necessarily the country of birth, the country of death, or citizenship. We will illustrate with some examples.

— Lucky Luciano was born in Italy, and died in Italy after his deportation. He was an Italian citizen, but spent most of his life as a mafioso in the United States. Thus his nationality is United States.

— Jesus Christ was born in Palestine. At the time, Palestine was under control of the Roman Empire. His nationality is Ancient Rome.

— Gertrude Stein spent her important years in Paris. But she retained her American identity, considered herself an expatriate, and people at the time considered her to be an American living in Paris. Her nationality is United States.

- In NNDB the nationality is given as a noun rather than an adjective. Thus we use Argentina rather than Argentine. The United Kingdom is composed of several nations — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland


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