ISLAMABAD - Spokesperson of former president Senator Farhatullah Babar on Tuesday dispelled the impression that Tanvir Zamani is some sort of a leader of the Pakistan People’s Party(PPP). “It is categorically stated that the lady Ms. Zamani holds no party office whatsoever either in Pakistan or in its overseas wing. Any impression of she being a party leader or an office-bearer is either based on total ignorance or is mischievously motivated,” said spokesperson of former president Senator Farhatullah Babar, adding that a totally wrong impression is also sought to be created in the media interviews that former president Asif Ali Zardari has married this woman.

Regarding different claims about Zardari’s marriage, he said the rumours 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. “This is not new. The rumors of Asif Zardari having re-married were first floated on the net during his years in the presidency in 2011. At that time also, on Feb 3, 2011 the presidency while denying the rumours had deplored and condemned the launch of a vicious and unethical tirade on the net as utter nonsense,” he added.

Asif Zardari has the unique honour of being the spouse of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and son-in-law of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He regards this an honour for which he has endured all sorts of vicious attacks and even jeers and ridicule.

He said those wishing to peddle the rumours of marriage would do well to realise that Zardari possesses a great sense of history. He would like to live and die as the spouse of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and son-in-law of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and would hate to barter away this honour for anything else.

The spokesperson also deplored that some channels and anchor persons gave so much of airtime to so much of nonsense in the craze for rating even when the charade was obvious. It may have earned them some fleeting moments of hurrah at someone’s expense but has not enhanced values of professionalism.