The newly elected president, Asif Ali Zardari, has decided that he will not take salar in light of the economic crisis in Pakistan.

President Zardari took the decision as the country is passing through a difficult time and the economy is not stable.

President House said that Asif Ali Zardari has decided not to burden the national treasury and prefers not to take a salary.

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Zardari took the oath as the 14th president in a ceremony held at the President’s House on Sunday, with his children and grandson in attendance.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Qazi Faez Isa, took the oath from the newly elected president. Political and military leaders, along with foreign ambassadors, attended the ceremony.

A guard of honour was presented to the new president on the day after the swearing-in ceremony.