December 11, 2009

"If one combines the US magazine Forbes’ 2009 list of wealthiest 793 billionaires across the globe with its list of 15 Richest Royals and then takes into consideration the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s report presented two days ago before the Supreme Court that Asif Zardari possesses a net wealth of $ 1.8 billion, it would transpire that the Pakistani president is the 10th richest sitting head of state on the planet today. Heading a nation which is ranked 141st on the Human Development Report 2009 in terms of human and income poverty, President Zardari with $1.8 billion stacked in his wallet is only poorer than eight monarchs and the three-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi."



Hardly a surprise there folks, but it's still difficult to suppress an instant gag reflex. What-oh-what is Lord V going to do with all his ill-gotten wealth I wonder? I'm told there are no coffers for coins in Hell.

5 comments:

Deepak Iyer said...

Urdu classes for his progeny

Xeb said...

Ah yes. Given that their inheritance includes a country, it would be of some use to master local vernacular. That said, what's the point? In spirit with the great (eventually beheaded) French Queen, I can picture Bilawal and co announcing 'Let them learn English'. After English is an appropriate language in which to converse with one's masters. Na?

jammie said...

*gag* hate him.

Xeb said...

The feeling is so very-very mutual! :S

Rabia said...

Its disgusting that he has so much wealth, especially given its all ill-gotten! It should all be given back to the people of this country (*I am now going to wake up from my dream*)!