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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari – Education, Family and Political Career

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the son of Veteran Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari. He is currently a young member of Pakistan’s National Assembly and Chairman of Pakistan’s Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPP). 

Bilawal Bhutto’s Age

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was born on September 21, 1988. Currently, Bilawal’s Age is 32. 

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Family

Bilawal was Born in Lady Dufferin Hospital of Karachi to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutta and Asif Ali Zardari. Former President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was the Maternal Grandfather of Bilawal Bhutto. He is the only brother of Asifa Bhutto and Bakhtawar Bhutto. President PPP Women’s Wing Faryal Talpoor and Sindh Minister for Health Azra Pachechu are Bilawal’s aunts. Fatima Bhutto, Ghinwa Bhutto, Murtaza Bhutto and Shah Nawaz Bhutto are close relatives of Chairman PPP.

Early Life and Education of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal received his early education from Karachi and Islamabad; after that, he moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In UAE, he studied at Rashid Shcool for Boys. Later, Bilawal got admitted to the University of Oxford and earned her Bachelors Degree in Modern History and Politics. He has completed his Masters from the same Institute.

Political Career of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal was appointed as Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi. After the demise of Shaheed Bibi, Bilawla’s Father, Asif Zardari, came into Power. During Zardari’s regime, Bilawal was out of Pakistani Politics and remained silent till 2017-18. However, during 2017-2018, he came into the frontline of Pakistani Politics and started the campaign for 2018’s General Elections. He attended the Party Meetings and Gatherings across all the provinces. He headed the PPP’s Election campaign and submitted his nominations for three constituencies, i.e. Larakana, Malakand and Karachi. 

In 2018’s General Elections, PPP clean swept in Sindh, emerged as Pakistan’s third-largest party in terms of seats, although Bilawal was elected from one constituency only out of three. In 2013, PPP was able to win 34 seats, while in 2018, under the leadership of Bilawal, they won 43 seats. 

Bilawal powerfully speaks for Human rights, Freedom of expression and Civil rights in sessions of the National Assembly. He is currently serving as chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Human Rights.

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