Why hotels when you have Belaire, Mr. President?
A. Gill & Laura Wells
ISLAMABAD Earlier this year, during his visit to New York, President Asif Ali Zardari stayed in a $6,000 per night Presidential Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel.
The 3,900 square feet suite has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, formal living and dining areas, and a wrap-around terrace. In addition, he stayed at a $5,000 per night Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC. Even more money was wasted on the army of ministers and his son who accompanied him.
The question that is raised is why did a President of a country on war, with hundreds of thousands internally displaced refugees, and a country on the verge of defaulting, stay in a $6,000 per night suite? Why couldnt he stay in a $600 per night luxury suite available at the same hotel; or even better, why couldnt he stay in his vacant luxury apartment?
To this day, nobody knows the exact nature of Asif Zardaris assets. TheNation is in possession of over 60 copies of at least one such propertys documents. The authentic copies of the legal property documents have Mr. Zardaris signature, bank information and other pertinent information available on them.
The property is situated in the posh Upper East Manhattan, New York. The 72nd street to be precise. Its a luxury apartment on the 37th floor with a stunning view of the river and the city. It is a part of the Belaire Condominiums. These luxury full service condominiums include amenities like a fabulous health club and glass enclosed heated lap pool. Fit for a king or the President of Pakistan