Zardari sacrifices one black goat a day
Zardari sacrifices one black goat a day to ward off 'evil eye'
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's beleaguered President Asif Ali Zardari, who is facing fresh challenges since the Supreme Court scrapped a graft amnesty that benefited him, has sacrificed hundreds of black goats to ward off the "evil eye" since he moved into the presidency in 2008.
A black goat is slaughtered almost daily to ward off the "evil eye" and protect Zardari from "black magic", the Dawn newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The President also reportedly uses only camel and goat milk due to superstitions, the report said.
However, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar brushed aside suggestions that Zardari is a superstitious man.
"It has been an old practice of Mr Zardari to offer 'sadqa' (charity). He has been doing this for a long time," Babar said.
Zardari's detractors, however, perceive his new-found religiosity as a sign of nervousness in the wake of the scrapping of the National Reconciliation Ordinance by the Supreme Court last month.
The Dawn reported that hundreds of black goats had been sacrificed since Zardari moved into the presidency in September 2008.
Maha paap ..
Zardari's trusted personal servant, Bai Khan, buys the goats from Saidpur, a village in the heart of Islamabad. The animal is touched by Zardari before it is sent to his private house in Sector F-8/2 in the city to be sacrificed.
When Zardari moved into the presidency in September 2008, he was shown on state-run TV touching several black goats before they were led away by a member of his staff.
There are also reports that when Zardari moved into the President's House, a flock of black partridges were introduced there for their supposedly magical effects. However, the whole flock was electrocuted when a live wire fell on its cage.
A camel, a cow and a few goats have also been kept on the grounds of the presidency to provide milk for Zardari.
A Neem tree has also been planted by President Zardari for its antiseptic qualities.
whole pakistan is itself an evil eye---dheereh dheereh toh hohi reya hai ek baar hi kerde sacrifice zardari...sure then u will go to heaven....urs Jannat... lmao