Bilawal Bhutto Zardari


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Infobox Politician
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name =Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
بلاول بھٹو زرداری
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office =Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party
term_start =30 December 2007
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alongside =Asif Ali Zardari
predecessor =Benazir Bhutto
successor =Incumbent
birth_date =birth date and age|1988|09|21|df=y
birth_place =Karachi
death_date =
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nationality =Pakistani
party =Pakistan Peoples Party
spouse =
relations =Benazir Bhutto (mother)
Asif Ali Zardari (father)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (grandfather)
children =
residence =Karachi, Pakistan
Oxford, United Kingdom
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
alma_mater =Rashid School For Boys
Christ Church, Oxford
occupation =Student
profession =
religion =Islam


website = [http://www.ppp.org.pk/ PPP website]
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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ( _ur. بلاول بھٹو زرداری) (born 21 September 1988) is co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, and the eldest child and only son of the late Pakistani politician and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistan. Chairman Bhutto Zardari is also the grandson of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first popularly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan and father of Benazir Bhutto, who held the distinction of being the first female head of government of any Islamic country. [ [http://www.dawn.com/2004/08/27/nat5.htm Family victim of delayed justice, says Bilawal] by Shamim-ur-Rahman. (DAWN) August 08 2004 ]

Education

Initially studying at Karachi Grammar SchoolFact|date=January 2008 during his mother’s second term in office as Prime Minister, Bilawal attended Froebels International School in Islamabad Pakistan. [cite news |title=PPP chairman Bilawal leaves for Oxford|url=http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14582900|publisher=Sify News |accessdate=2008-01-08] He later attended Rashid School For Boys in Dubai, where he was Vice President of the student council. [ [http://www.rsbdubai.sch.ae/school/student-council/minutes/2005-12-13-minutes.html Rashid School for Boys Student Council Minutes] December 13 2005] He is also a black belt in Taekwondo. [cite news |title=Benazir's son regrets he couldn't play cricket |url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Benazirs_son_regrets_he_couldnt_play_cricket/articleshow/2662337.cms |publisher=The Times of India |date=2007-12-30 |accessdate=2007-12-30] He is currently studying history at Christ Church, one of the colleges of University of Oxford.cite news |title=Profile: Bilawal Bhutto|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165052.stm|publisher=BBC News |accessdate=2007-12-30] [cite news |title=Security assessment for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/01/wbhutto201.xml|publisher= The Daily Telegraph |accessdate=2008-01-01
] [cite news |title=Opposition Parties Vow to Proceed With Jan. 8 Election
url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/31/world/asia/31pakistan.html|publisher= The New York Times |accessdate=2008-01-01
] His mother was a graduate of the same university. [ [http://www.telegraphindia.com/1071229/jsp/frontpage/story_8722579.jsp Speculation over which Bhutto will pick up the baton ] by Nasir Jaffry The Telegraph (Kolkata) December 29 2007] When he found out about his mother's assassination he was at the family home in Dubai for the winter break from university. [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=504861&in_page_id=1811 'My heart is broken' grieves Bhutto's husband as last UK MP to contact her reflects] Daily Mail 28 December 2007]

Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party

Bilawal was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party on 30 December 2007. [cite news |title=Bhutto's Son Given Top Party Job |url=http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1298715,00.html|publisher=Sky News |accessdate=2007-12-30] [cite news |title=Bhutto's son enters the spotlight |publisher=CBS News |date=2007-12-31 |url=http://www.webcastr.com/videos/news/bhuttos-son-enters-spotlight.html] His father, Asif Ali Zardari, had been named the new chairman in Benazir Bhutto's will, but he asked for his son to be appointed instead. [cite news |title=Son to head Bhutto's party |url=http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8FE9DB67-DCA5-42A0-AD4C-8A3760CA1128.htm |publisher=Al Jazeera English |date=2007-12-30 |accessdate=2007-12-30] Asif will be co-chairman. [cite news |title=Bhutto's son, husband to be co-leaders of party |url=http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-31174520071230 |publisher=Reuters |accessdate=2007-12-30] In the same press conference Asif also announced that Bilawal would henceforth use the name "Bilawal Bhutto Zardari", whereas he was previously known as "Bilawal Zardari". [cite news |title=My mother said democracy is best revenge - Bhutto son|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,,2233633,00.html|publisher=The Guardian|accessdate=2007-12-31]

Future

Bilawal intends to complete his studies at Oxford before returning to lead the party full-time. [cite news |title=Key party role for Bhutto's son |url=http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jyLlVu7eOZvgLqAyvCg1uo4rkSaw |publisher=The Press Association |date=2007-12-30 |accessdate=2007-12-30] It had been estimated that Bilawal's security at Oxford will cost at least one million pounds each year. [ cite news |title=Bilawal's security to cost Britain 1 million pounds|url=http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jan/14bhutto.htm|publisher=Rediff|date=2008-01-14|accessdate=2008-01-16] He returned to Pakistan in September 2008 to witness his father sworn in as President of Pakistan. [cite news|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/2710399/Benazir-Bhuttos-widower-Asif-Ali-Zardari-sworn-in-as-Pakistan-president.html|title=Benazir Bhutto's widower Asif Ali Zardari sworn in as Pakistan president |last=Wilkinson|first=Isambard|date=2008-09-09|work=The Telegraph|accessdate=2008-09-23]

ee also

* Benazir Bhutto
* Asif Ali Zardari
* Pakistan Peoples Party

References

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165052.stm BBC News Profile: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari]


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