Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Zardari, and former Prime Minister and self-exiled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Nawaz Sharif, have been included in textbooks in the Netherlands for their corruption.
The textbook of a four-year secondary vocational education program in the Netherlands features a chapter on Asif Zardari titled “Former Pakistani President, Mr. 10%, Arrested for Corruption.” The chapter highlights that Asif Zardari has been arrested for corruption and money laundering, noting that he was the President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013.
In Netherlands school children are being taught the subject of corruption of Asif Zardari. What a moment of shame for Mr.10 percent to make it to Dutch books as lessons of corruption ! pic.twitter.com/b06Ja6HEq0— Asma Khan (@AsmaHumairKhan) April 4, 2023
Asif Zardari, who has been in prison before and is known as “Mister 10 Percent” for his alleged collection of payments for government contracts, is not the only former Pakistani leader convicted of corruption charges, according to the chapter. It further mentions that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted in 2017 and sentenced to prison for corruption last year.
Although the line from the Dutch book suggests that the textbook was published in 2018, it has now gone viral on social media platforms, with netizens criticizing both leaders for bringing international disrepute to the country.