Aseefa to contest by-polls from NA-207

Set to submit nomination papers for the seat vacated by Asif Ali Zardari today

March 17, 2024
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari salutes the participants of a rally in Hyderabad for their huge support to the PPP for upcoming general elections. Photo: Online


In a significant move marking her entry into the political arena, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari, is poised to contest the upcoming by-election for the NA-207 Nawabshah seat.

This announcement follows the vacancy of the seat after Zardari's elevation to the presidency, providing Aseefa with an opportunity for her maiden election bid.

Scheduled to arrive in Nawabshah on Sunday, Aseefa will formally submit her nomination form for the by-election, symbolizing her debut in electoral politics and continuing her family's political legacy.

Supporters and party members are gearing up to welcome her at Nawabshah Airport, where she will kick off her campaign with a rally towards Zardari House.

Simultaneously, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari's impending assumption of the title of first lady of Pakistan adds another dimension to her burgeoning political career.

Following her father's inauguration as the 14th president of Pakistan, Aseefa is poised to become the second daughter or sister of a head of state in the nation's history to hold this prestigious designation.

This rare occurrence deviates from tradition, as historically, the position of the first lady has been reserved for the spouse of a head of government or state.

Aseefa's journey to the forefront of politics has been characterized by her steadfast support for her father and the PPP. Over the past decade, she has been a vocal advocate for the party's political objectives, standing alongside Zardari in various capacities.

Notably, her presence at her father's oath ceremony as president symbolized her unwavering commitment to the party's cause. As the by-election approaches, all eyes are on Aseefa Bhutto Zardari's campaign as she seeks to secure the trust and support of voters in NA-207 Nawabshah.

With her dual roles as a political candidate and the likely first lady, Aseefa is poised to make significant strides in shaping Pakistan's political landscape and continuing her family's enduring legacy.



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