Zardari is a graduate from London School of Economics, confirms PPP

March 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf
Lahore, Mar 12 (ANI): Refuting reports appearing in a section of the international press doubting PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardaris academic records, party spokesman Farhatullah Babar has said that Zardari has completed his graduation from London School of Economics.
“He is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Business Studies. You can check it on our party’s website,” the Daily Times quoted Babar as saying while responding to a question from a journalist last evening.
Earlier, a report published in the New York Times by Jane Perlez on Tuesday, said that in the early 1970s, Zardari went to London, attended London School of Business Studies and received a Bachelor of Education degree. But, according to his official biography says he attended a commercial college called Pedinton School, which is, however, not traceable in the list of tertiary educational institutions in London.
“While there he attended the London School of Business Studies and received a Bachelor of Education degree. His official biography says he attended a commercial college called Pedinton School. But a search of tertiary educational institutions in London showed no such school, and associates said he did not finish his studies,” said the NYT report.
It quoted Zardari as saying: “I do have a degree. That is not an issue. I attended the London School of Business Studies much before I was married. I think it’s a B Ed degree. I haven’t really looked at it.”
It further said: “The question of whether Zardari has a university degree is relevant because President Pervez Musharraf introduced a law in 2002 that made it compulsory for parliamentary candidates to hold a degree in order to qualify for electoral office.”
It is most likely that Zardari might run for Parliament so as to get installed as the countrys prime minister. (ANI)

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