ISLAMABAD: Opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) dismissed rumours about the second marriage of former President Asif Ali Zardari with Tanvir Zamani .

In a statement, Senator Farhatullah Babar, spokesperson of former president said that for the past several days Ms. Tanvir Zamani has been appearing almost regularly on the television channels masquerading as a PPP leader and at times even as a spokesperson of the party.

“Any impression that the said lady is some sort of a leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party is totally wrong and is rejected,” he said.

"It is categorically stated that Ms. Zamani holds no Party office whatsoever either in Pakistan or in its overseas wing. Any impression of her being a party leader or an office bearer is either based on total ignorance or is mischievously motivated."

“A totally wrong impression is also sought to be created in the media interviews that former president Asif Ali Zardari has married this woman,” he said.

“The rumors of Zardari having married this lady have unfortunately been deliberately aided by the said lady by avoiding answers to pointed questions, speaking with double tongue and otherwise employing gestures and pauses in replies to the questions,” the spokesperson said.

This is not new. The rumors of Mr. Asif Zardari having re-married were first floated on the net during his years in the Presidency in 2011, he continued.

At that time also, on Feb 3, 2011 the Presidency while denying the rumors had deplored and condemned the launch of a vicious and unethical tirade on the net as utter nonsense.

“Asif Zardari has the unique honor of being the spouse of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and son in law of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,” he stated.