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Dec 9, 2011

Pakistan president vows to return soon

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is “fine” and will return home soon, a news anchor quoted him as saying on Friday, nearly a week after his rush to a Dubai hospital led to speculation the unpopular leader might resign and even of a possible coup.

“I’m fine and will return soon,” Zardari reportedly told Hamid Mir, a popular news anchor, who repeated the comments on state television. “I did not want to leave. My children and friends and the prime minister insisted that I go for a checkup.”

Dec 9, 2011
Dec 9, 2011

Pakistan president says he’s fine, vows to return soon

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is “fine” and will return home soon, a news anchor quoted him as saying on Friday, nearly a week after his rush to a Dubai hospital led to speculation the unpopular leader might resign and even of a possible coup.

“I’m fine and will return soon,” Zardari reportedly told Hamid Mir, a popular news anchor, who repeated the comments on state television. “I did not want to leave. My children and friends and the prime minister insisted that I go for a checkup.”

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      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
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      2010
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