Pakistani President Heads Home To Survey Flood Crisis

08.10.10 | FL News Team

(Islamabad)  --  Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has returned home to a veritable flood of criticism.  While Zardari was away on official state visits to Britain and France, the country sustained its worst flooding in 80 years.  Officials say heavy monsoon rains over the upper Indus river basin have killed more than 16-hundred people and left about two-million homeless.

On Monday, Zardari was seen surveying the southern city of Karachi.  Government officials say he's expected to visit several hard-hit areas of Pakistan in the next few days.  Zardari is the widow of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.  He is a key ally in the U.S.-led fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.