Bilawal... or Bakhtawar?

Published: August 5, 2010
“Bakhtawar’s decision to enter in the politics of the country is laudable act."

“Bakhtawar’s decision to enter in the politics of the country is laudable act."

KARACHI: Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari has decided to start practical politics in Pakistan very soon.

“Bakhtawar’s decision to enter into the politics of the country is a laudable act, which will bring a new socio-economic development for the democracy loving people, particularly women,” Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmila Farooqui said in a statement issued from her office on Thursday.

Farooqui said that Bakhtawar, by following the philosophy and wisdom of her mother Benazir Bhutto, would become the beacon of light for the downtrodden women and would struggle to ensure them a high status in society. Farooqui said that she will work parallel to the PPP government for the welfare of the people.

“Bakhtawar will revive her mother’s commitment and struggle for providing justice, freedom, social rights to the people besides raising the flag of her mother’s mission,” the advisor said.

Farooqui said “the time is not far when the daughter of a great mother Benazir Bhutto will rule the hearts of the Pakistani people by following her mother’s struggle to provide rights to the down-trodden people, strengthen democracy and lead the country towards real progress.”

Farooqui said PPP Women Wing Pakistan Chairperson Faryal Talpur is also committed to address the grievances of Pakistani women. “Ms Faryal has removed the sense of deprivation among Pakistani women by raising awareness among them about their rights and ending social injustice against them,” the advisor said.

“Faryal Talpur is struggling for provision of education to women besides playing a good role for combating violence against them. She is struggling to serve the women and is also following the footsteps of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed in the real manner,” Farooqui concluded.

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Reader Comments (33)

  • Callen
    Aug 5, 2010 - 10:36PM

    Another what I shall do talk, you must be freckin kidding meRecommend

  • Shah
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:10PM

    To add to your information, President Zardari will soon be launching the political career of his son Bilawal Zardari and it has been suggested by party bigwigs that Mr. Qaim Ali Shah be relieved of his duties as the Chief Minister of Sindh and be replaced by Bilawal Zardari.Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:54PM

    Why don’t they just change the name of Pakistan to Bhuttoistan, Benaziristan, or Bilawalistan? Since they have already changed the name of Islamabad Airport to Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Nawabshah to Benazirabad, Lyari to Benazir Town, and so many other examples.

    This is is just plain ridiculous that these people are cashing-in on the Bhutto brand. Just because these kids (more like royal family of Pakistan) have Bhutto or Zardari in their names, does not mean they naturally possess intellect and wisdom to rule a country.

    I hate to say it but Pakistanis will be better off without this democratic ‘awami’ government.Recommend

  • Salman
    Aug 6, 2010 - 3:27AM

    @Usman, I couldn’t have said it better. It is disgusting that the largest democratic political party in the country will now be headed by a 21 year old; the leadership handed down to him by a will his mother left behind. Recommend

  • mussarat ahmedzeb swat
    Aug 6, 2010 - 7:17AM

    now this would be good news Honourable family of Bhutto we your rayal subjects will be delighted.since HRH biawal, HRH bakhtawar will be taking part why leave HRH the younger one behind she should also take part in Bhuttoistan.Recommend

  • Asfandyar Munir
    Aug 6, 2010 - 8:32AM

    Atleast we have educated leaders in the future…lets pray they are not killed off by the Establishment of some Cantonment :@Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 6, 2010 - 9:55AM

    Actually, Bilawal and Bakhtawar carrier in politics will be spoiled due to Mr Zardaris non serious act concerned towards pakistani people development.Recommend

  • mehdi shahi
    Aug 6, 2010 - 10:02AM

    MADE as ENGLAND offshoots of Asif ali zardari heading towards Pakistani politics and PPP of BENAZIR BHUTTO has started heading towards division, people known in PPP specially BENAZIR’s close aids would never tolerate and will not accept kids of yesterday as their benefactor.I request to our readers to discourage offshoots of zardari in Pakistani politics or get ready for a political Tsunami. . Recommend

  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Aug 6, 2010 - 10:02AM

    Hahahaha, what a joke!

    Faryal Talpur, Bhuttos, Shariffs working for the people, it’s more like working against people. When will our nation realize that these people work only for themselves & their cronies.

    Bilawal, Bakhtawar, Hamza, Monis etc, are we destined to be ruled by these people?

    Too be honest I don’t blame them at all, its our nation, people of Pakistan who are responsible for our situation (Current & Future). And I am sure, if thinks will be the same with these people taking turns at the helm of our affairs, there won’t be a future for us or Pakistan.

    Lastly, I would like to thank the Media, Judges & Lawyers for bringing these self interested & incompetent politicians back in our lives.Recommend

  • Ann
    Aug 6, 2010 - 11:23AM

    do Pakistanis have to suffer always due to these ppl? is there any body who can come up with some sympathy for our nation ….

    every body is selfish here.Recommend

  • Zia Akhtar
    Aug 6, 2010 - 1:11PM

    Why are we being subject to this misery? Everybody realises that this lot is making it a bounty for themselves – We have to seek an answer to the question, seriously. How do we get rid of this lot? Recommend

  • Aziz
    Aug 6, 2010 - 1:55PM

    Ms.Sharmila Farooqui’s comment on Bakhtawar entering politics makes me wonder at the calibre of our politicians who for sake of sycophancy fall to all times low. Is this case of piri and muredi where a mature woman is looking for leadership from a girl in her teens who cannot even contest election for a member of assembly. Morover her comment that “Faryal Talpur is struggling for provision of education to women” is hilarious case of flattery, probably Ms. Faryal is going to provide fake degree like the one she got to all those women as well.Recommend

  • Asif Shar
    Aug 6, 2010 - 10:10PM

    To me its more like a joke, Please lets us live now! These guys don’t know what is PAKISTAN actually. Through out their lives they have lived in Dubai or UK.
    Please don’t play with my country, coming generations will surely curse us! Recommend

  • Sarah N. Ahmad
    Aug 7, 2010 - 8:27AM

    Shahryar Ahmed you’re a star!! well said!!Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Aug 7, 2010 - 11:49AM

    Down with democracy…
    Its given us nothing but corrupt and incompetent “leaders”

    We need our country back.Recommend

  • Aug 7, 2010 - 12:06PM

    only “Baits” fed on the blood of masses can negate the chrisma of Bhuttos.Bakhtawer has reflection of her great mother,but she should walk through the streets of Sind at least and go to Karachi ahead of peace rally and organise camps for flood affected.Now PPP can not be organised by Rehman Malik’s security plan and seige.Recommend

  • Yousaf
    Aug 7, 2010 - 1:46PM

    None from this photo at least..!! Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Aug 7, 2010 - 7:14PM

    Jiey BhuttoRecommend

  • Babs
    Aug 7, 2010 - 10:23PM

    I wonder when the heads will roll…Recommend

  • Aug 7, 2010 - 11:36PM

    **Jiey Bhutto**Recommend

  • Rehman
    Aug 8, 2010 - 1:30AM

    God Save Us from “DYNASTY DEMOCRACY”, yet people will have no choice at the end of day. Rich will remain rich and poor will remain poor. People of Sindh need to wake up…yet they wont as the charisma will prevail at the end of the day. Kids will rule our kids and so will be the fate of 117 million+ people. Recommend

  • Neena
    Aug 8, 2010 - 8:16AM

    So it remains a fact PPP is the poor men’s party and so called “educated and enlightened” class isn’t ready to give them their rights. BTW some guests here really need to get a life or a leader to follow, I pity them their leaders are surely worthless. Recommend

  • Aug 8, 2010 - 4:11PM

    For God’s sake, No more Bhuttos please!Recommend

  • mussarat ahmedzeb swat
    Aug 9, 2010 - 7:38AM

    @tanzeel it is Bhutoistan or Nawazistan the choice is yours from pan to the fire.Recommend

  • Moin
    Aug 9, 2010 - 9:49AM

    For Allah’s sake, no more Zardaris please. They have no idea what problems people are facing. They are puppets of West and we don’t need those back stabbers.Recommend

  • M.M.Iqbal
    Aug 9, 2010 - 10:04AM

    Like father like son, blood of zardari will act like him…Recommend

  • Fahd Fayyaz Kardar
    Aug 9, 2010 - 11:20AM

    I cant really comprehend the fact that we,in our sanity actually believe that either of these two can actually understand the problems facing Pakistan and more they would make contributions to develop this country. A person who has lived a life of an elite in some western country,never knew whats its like being a commoner or stand in queues to pay the bills or even being harassed by the police, how can he know what the real issues are
    of this country? They may know the perfect meanings of poverty,corruption or terrorism but they can never know whats its for real.we dont need some imported political elite but some one who is one of us,who faces the problems of a real Pakistani,someone who knows how badly the inflation of staple diet affects the poor segment of our country and unfortunately i dont see a single such candidate in our politcal system…Recommend

  • Aug 9, 2010 - 3:35PM

    Our politicians stopped responding to the needs of Pakistani citizens years ago. As long as we remain dependent on foreign financing, our polticans will continue to respond to diktats from Washington, Riyadh, London, Abu Dhabi etc. We dont pay our taxes, and neither does the majority vote. Why complain when our leaders are parachuted in? If you dont want Bilawal or his likes in power than dont vote for him, if you do, then please go ahead. Recommend

  • Aug 9, 2010 - 5:21PM

    Haha, I love the pandering. It’s so. Pathetic. Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Aug 9, 2010 - 7:32PM

    None. Thank you.Recommend

  • Syed Hassan Bokhari
    Sep 2, 2010 - 4:35PM

    I think this is a great decision from Bakthawar and Bilawal. There family has sacrificed so much for this country that the common man cannot even begin to imagine the amount. It is very courageous of President Zardari to run our country in these times of problems and not just retire and move out. He has come to face the problems in our country and so will his children. I am proud to be living in the same country along with these great people. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was the greatest leader Pakistan had ever seen, after him Benazir Bhutto who both sacrificed themselves. Great leaders of which we have no idea. We the nation never deserved such intelligent and charismatic people. But we deserved matric pass generals who were not better than dogs, its very heart breaking.Recommend

  • AR
    Sep 2, 2010 - 4:43PM

    No more democracy please!! I am sick and tired of this…looking at the way in which the country has gone to dogs, I wouldn;t be surprised at martial lawRecommend

  • RAZA
    Sep 9, 2010 - 5:33PM


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