Bilawal Bhutto Zardari joins Twitter

Published: July 21, 2011

Gains popularity within nine hours, with 421 followers and 13 tweets.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of President Asif Ali Zardari and chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), tweeted for the first time as he joined the fast-growing social networking site Twitter on Thursday.

The first tweet by Bilawal, whose handle is @BBhuttoZardari, read:

@AseefaBZ how do i fix my profile picture so our faces aren’t cut off?

This was in response to his sister Aseefa Zardari’s tweet, who welcomed him on Twitter addressing him as the ‘real Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’.

Bilawal has gained popularity within nine hours of his joining as around 421 people have begun to follow him on the site. Bilawal himself is following 22 people and has tweeted around 13 times since his arrival, most of his tweets thanking followers who welcomed him to the site.

He is following prominent people on the site including Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Pakistan Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani and Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of former Governor of Punjab Salmaan Taseer. He is also following his siblings Aseefa and Bakhtawar Zardari who have been active on the site for some time now.

Bilawal was appointed as the chairperson of PPP in 2007 after his mother, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi. Benazir, in her will, nominated Asif Ali Zardari as the new chairperson of the party, but Zardari gave up the PPP office and handed over the charge to Bilawal. Bilawal also currently holds the title of the chief of Zardari tribe.

President Zardari had earlier also stated that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will take up some “political responsibility” this September.

Bilawal, who turns 23 this September, is two years away from being eligible to run for a provincial or national assembly seat.

Reader Comments (34)

  • breitzer
    Jul 21, 2011 - 12:56PM

    Is this a news…Please dont put it as breaking news on TV channels…

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  • Rizwan
    Jul 21, 2011 - 1:31PM

    WHAT!!! Rehman Malik is on twitter?

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  • Ris
    Jul 21, 2011 - 1:48PM

    … and this is worth reporting because…??!

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  • Bilal
    Jul 21, 2011 - 2:06PM

    I hope it will have a positive impact on him in understanding the issues Pakistanis are facing.

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  • Jul 21, 2011 - 2:15PM

    July 21, 2011

    Bilawal,

    Welcome on Twitter.

    Best of Luck and Best Wishes.

    Sincerely Yours,

    M. M. Hassan
    President
    “Association For Investor’s Awareness” (AIA)
    Islamabad
    PakistanRecommend

  • Bilal Taseer
    Jul 21, 2011 - 2:48PM

    Seriously, this is NEWS? 420 people in nine hours and that’s popularity? You oughtta be kidding.

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  • BADurrani
    Jul 21, 2011 - 3:16PM

    Why is this news? Next ET will be reporting on what he had for breakfastRecommend

  • truepak
    Jul 21, 2011 - 3:24PM

    who is bilawal bhutto zardari?

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  • waqar
    Jul 21, 2011 - 3:48PM

    seriously who’s bilawal?Recommend

  • Mohammad naeem
    Jul 21, 2011 - 5:14PM

    Welcome in the virtual world mr.bilawal.

    @above
    He is chairman of pakistans ruling party PPP. Other info is history!

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  • Riaz Ali Toori
    Jul 21, 2011 - 5:21PM

    The news made our day happiest, excited and beautiful. PPP is the sign of Federation and unity of the nation from Parachinar to Karachi. Coming of leadership in direct touch with public is highly appreciable.

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  • Salman Hasan
    Jul 21, 2011 - 5:28PM

    @ All: Your Prime Minister in 2023 :-)

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  • bhai
    Jul 21, 2011 - 7:48PM

    Pakistan’s monarchy and our future king…King BBZ!

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  • sajan
    Jul 21, 2011 - 7:51PM

    who cares ???? Will this solve our energy, power, hunger and terrorism problems?

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  • Nadeem
    Jul 21, 2011 - 8:16PM

    Welcome to Social Media, Mr. Chairman,

    @PPP haters, see you in next elections.

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  • sidra
    Jul 21, 2011 - 8:47PM

    so did a gazillion other ppl! big deal

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  • Suleman
    Jul 21, 2011 - 9:45PM

    Bilawal is the Chairman of the largest party of Pakistan.If Imran Khan,who has in his whole political career just won once,can be in news,why not Bilawal.He will be the PM of Pakistan within few years.

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  • Jul 21, 2011 - 9:53PM

    Ooooh. How did I miss that?!

    Sarcasm intended.Recommend

  • Rehan
    Jul 21, 2011 - 11:19PM

    Here’s to hoping that you’re as mature and intelligent as your mother.
    RIP Benazir Bhutto – The only true leader in Pakistan’s history.
    Regards,
    Rehan

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  • Omair Shakil
    Jul 22, 2011 - 12:02AM

    That he will figure in Pakistan’s politics for a long time to come is as unfortunate as it is inevitable. It seems that instead of learning from his parent’s follies, Mr Bilawal will simple learn his parents’s mistakes.

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  • aisha
    Jul 22, 2011 - 12:28AM

    do you even understand your responsibility? prove it if so.

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  • Sajida
    Jul 22, 2011 - 1:48AM

    He is a disgrace to Oxford. The return of the Commissionerate system under PPP is a disgrace.

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  • usman
    Jul 22, 2011 - 2:02AM

    our new master from London, may your pure feet touch our poor land soon…or maybe not,your father may have sucked every drop of blood from the veins of our country in the name of your mother by the time its your turn to be our king….

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  • anam Ib
    Jul 22, 2011 - 3:17AM

    Okay? So lets see what the young Bhutto has to say now.

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  • Ali
    Jul 22, 2011 - 3:26AM

    Ofcourse he will gain popularity. He is the product of our years old corrupted political system. Whether he knows anything about Pakistan or not (yes he is supposed to know) he will be liked, because he is the son of BB. What a joke our politics has become.

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  • Jul 22, 2011 - 7:04AM

    what is the big deal here?

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  • Mawali
    Jul 22, 2011 - 7:48AM

    Pakistani’s have a lot invested in this bloak after all the funds his parents spent on his education and upbringing were sucked out of the mouths of million of hungry children of Pakistan. That would be worth reporting ET!

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  • Jafar
    Jul 22, 2011 - 8:38AM

    Welcome Mr. CM of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a sigh of Shaheed Z.A Bhutto and Shheed Benazir Bhutto.

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  • Nasir
    Jul 22, 2011 - 8:54AM

    then what… who is he…

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  • hameed khan
    Jul 22, 2011 - 8:40PM

    will come and do the needfull 4 countryRecommend

  • Usman
    Jul 22, 2011 - 9:29PM

    Our youngest foreign educated king!

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  • M
    Jul 22, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Who gives two hoots

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  • Sajida
    Jul 23, 2011 - 5:34AM

    “President Zardari popularity among the Pakistani leaders most plummeted and Imran Khan’s popularity shot up most.
    According to the poll most Pakistanis are dissatisfied with the prevalent situation in the country. Ninety two percent think that the direction to which the country is heading is not correct, 85 percent are of the view that economic condition is bad and 60 percent apprehend it further deteriorating in 12 months. Most people consider inflation, unemployment, increase in crimes, terrorism and political corruption key issues of the country.
    President Zardari’s popularity, which was rated at 20 percent has fallen to 11 percent, said the poll results, while PM Gilani’s popularity has plunged down to 37 percent from 59.
    Muslim League-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif is in a better position, however, his popularity has also dropped down to 63 percent from 71.
    Most popular leader is Imran Khan, whose popularity has surged from mere 16 percent to 68 percent.”
    http://pak-news.com/obl-exit-brings-no-change-in-pakistanis-opinion-poll/

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  • Atiya
    Jul 23, 2011 - 11:34AM

    Welcome Bilawal,,,this is a superbbbbbb news :-) ….I wish if they could put in media… Ppl love Bilawal. He is so sweet and kind. Woahhh, so many ppl added him. God bless Bilawal

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