Bilawal Bhutto throws his weight behind Hillary Clinton

Published: November 7, 2016
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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto is backing Hillary Clinton for US president, he revealed in a tweet on Monday.

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Bilawal showed his support for Clinton by responding to a tweet that read, “A lady who was lined up to get a glimpse of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto is now going to be the president of the most powerful country of the world.”

“Insh’Allah #ImWitHer,” he added.

The tweet was referring to the time when Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, were in London and noticed a commotion outside the Ritz Hotel, according to Clinton’s memoir, “Living History.” When they discovered that people were lining up to see Benazir, they joined the crowd and watched her as she made her way into the lobby of the hotel.

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Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto greeting then First lady of the US Hillary Clinton along with Chelsea Clinton while holding the hands of her kids, Bilawal (left) and Bakhtawar (right). PHOTO: FLICKR

A few years later when Clinton became the first lady of the US and Bhutto had become prime minister, the two met again when Bhutto invited her to Pakistan. Clinton described Bhutto as “brilliant and striking,” NYT reported.

PHOTO: WASHINGTON POST

“Bhutto acknowledged the difficulties faced by women who were breaking with tradition and taking leading roles in public life,” Clinton wrote about her. “She deftly managed to refer both to the challenges I had encountered during my White House tenure and to her own situation. ‘Women who take on tough issues and stake out new territory are often on the receiving end of ignorance,” she concluded.

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Benazir Bhutto with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton after a dinner reception in Pakistan in 1995. PHOTO: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Clinton has a long list of influential supporters, including US President Barack Obama, rock star Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Miley Cyrus among others.

Americans are getting set for a long Election Night of waiting to see who the 45th US president will be — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Opinion polls show Clinton still holds advantages in states that could be critical in deciding the election.

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  • Saleem
    Nov 7, 2016 - 6:08PM

    Who is this kid? Can he vote in an American election? If not then what is the point of all this?Recommend

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