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Asif And I

The ex-PM on the trials of a political marriage

Asif <i>And</i> I
Asif And I
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In my marriage, the challenges we faced were greater. My husband, Asif Zardari, was held hostage to my political career. Attempts were made to force me to quit politics by unjustly holding him in prison. That we were both young when I first became prime minister meant that there was greater public interest and media scrutiny.

The historical precedent has been that the spouses of male leaders looked after the home. I believe that society, whether in Pakistan or elsewhere, has found it difficult to adjust to the spouse of a female leader because such spouses inevitably have careers of their own.

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