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.