​Karzai blessed with third child

March 08, 2014 - 1:29:33 am

NEW DELHI: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to a statement issued by the Afghan embassy here yesterday. 

The girl was delivered at a private hospital in the satellite town of Gurgaon earlier this week, the statement said.

Karzai paid a brief visit to the Fortis Hospital on Wednesday to see his wife, 44, and the girl as he flew to Sri Lanka on a two-day trip. Karzai, who has close ties with India, is to retire from office after election on April 5. 

Both of his other children, a son and a daughter, were born in Afghanistan, but due to an unspecified “medical complication” Zinat was advised to to seek specialised care in India.

The child was born on Tuesday at around 9.30am, the embassy said.

Three homes for  Chief Minister

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Chief Minister Pervez Khattak of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has got allotted three official residences in Peshawar, according to information provided to the provincial assembly yesterday. 

The information provided in reply to a question by an opposition member was circulated in the assembly during a question-answer session, revealing that three bungalows were declared chief minister’s homes. 

Chief Minister’s House’s Annexy No. 01-7, Chief Minister’s House No. 06-A and Chief Minister’s House No, 07 are declared official residences of Khattak. 

They are on Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Road (old). This is a deviation from the PTI’s election manifesto.