Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

The scion of the Bhutto political family, which has had a major impact on the political climate in Pakistan, is well-known politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Currently, he holds the position of Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which was established in 1967 by the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

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Early Years

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal, the firstborn child of former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, was born on September 21, 1988.

Education

After completing his basic education in Karachi, Bilawal Bhutto relocated overseas to further his studies. He went to Dubai’s Rashid School for Boys. He continued his studies by attending Christ Church, one of the University of Oxford’s constituent colleges, where he earned a degree in politics and history.

Distinguished Family Background

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto is a member of Pakistan’s well-known political dynasty, the Bhuttos. He is the grandson of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the son of former president Asif Ali Zardari and prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Hakim Ali Zardari, his paternal grandpa, was a politician and a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly. He is the nephew of politicians Murtaza and Shahnawaz Bhutto on his mother’s side and of politicians Azra Peechoho and Faryal Talpur on his father’s side.

Distinguished Stature

In his brief political career, Bilawal Bhutto has achieved notable prominence.

held the position of Pakistan’s 37th Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 27, 2022, to August 10, 2023.

II. After his mother was assassinated on December 30, 2007, while he was 19 years old, he was elected chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party in 2007.

III. Held a seat in the Pakistan National Assembly on a PPP ticket from August 13, 2018, to August 10, 2023.

IV. In March 2019, he was chosen without opposition to the position of chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Human Rights.

Political Life

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

In an interview with CNN, he spoke candidly when asked about conventional and dynastic politics in Pakistan, saying, “I didn’t choose this life, it chose me”. He had to distinguish himself as the Bhutto dynasty’s most powerful political descendant following Benazir Bhutto’s murder, therefore he was appointed PPP Chairman.

Bilawal Bhutto’s performance in 2018 general elections

In June 2018, Bilawal Bhutto unveiled her election manifesto for the national elections. He assured the crowd that PPP will concentrate on carrying out a program to eradicate poverty. After contesting the elections, the PPP gained 43 seats in the National Assembly, making it the largest party in Sindh and the third largest party in Pakistan. According to statistics, he ran from Larkana (NA-200), Malakand (NA-8), and Karachi District South (NA-246).

National Assembly speech in 2018

A speech that will never be forgotten was given by Bilawal Bhutto before the Pakistani National Assembly. Observers welcomed his first address in parliament in general. During his speech, he urged Imran Khan to keep his word about eliminating corruption, addressing the water problem, and giving the populace access to 5 million dwellings and 10 million jobs while in office. He also referred to Imran Khan as the “Selected PM” in the address, a term that gained traction in social and political circles.

Bilawal Bhutto’s Performance as Foreign Minister

As Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto has introduced a number of noteworthy incentives. An effort to elevate ties between China and Pakistan, he met with Wang Yi in Guangzhou and declared that “Any Attack on China is an Attack on Pakistan.” In January 2023, during Pakistan’s severe economic crisis, he also made an official visit to Moscow. In an international forum, he spoke on behalf of Pakistan and denounced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the crimes committed against the Kashmiri people, calling him the “Butcher of Gujrat.”

Supporter of Freedom of Expression

Bilawal Bhutto is an ardent advocate for the right to free speech. He has consistently criticized all forms of media control and freedom of speech on all platforms. He feels that the freedom of expression in life and the right to express oneself are the most essential rights of a citizen.

Perspective on Women’s Rights

Bhutto Zardari has been a steadfast supporter of women’s empowerment in all areas of life. He reaffirmed his commitment to putting laws in place that guarantee women’s empowerment across the nation during the 2018 election campaign. Bilawal thinks that the best way to ensure the advancement and prosperity of the nation is to empower women and include them in all decision-making processes. He pledged his unwavering support to the participants and activists of the “Aurat March,” who are fighting for the protection of their actual and rightful rights under the Pakistani constitution.

Response to US president

The scathing remark made about Pakistan by US President Joe Biden elicited a sharp response from Bilawal Bhutto.”One of the most dangerous countries in the world,” he said, carrying “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.” As Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto asked for an official demarche and summons American diplomat Donald Blome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an explanation.

Nomination in General Elections 2024

In the General Elections of 2024, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari submitted a nomination paper for the National Assembly seats of Larkana-Ratodero NA-194 (Larkana-I) and NA-127.

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