Bilawal Bhutto to contest elections in three constituencies

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Published: November 28, 2012
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Bhutto says the ruling party will soon launch its countrywide campaign under his leadership. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Bhutto says the ruling party will soon launch its countrywide campaign under his leadership. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: 

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will contest the next general elections from three constituencies in Jamshoro, Larkana and Lyari, said the provincial minority affairs minister, Dr Mohan Lal Kohistani, on Tuesday.

Talking to party workers of the minority wing from Jamshoro and Tharparkar districts at his office, he said that the ruling party will soon formally launch its countrywide electioneering campaign under the leadership of Bilawal.

The PPP would bring all nationalists of Sindh and Balochistan into mainstream politics persuading them to join hands under President Asif Ali Zardari’s national reconciliation policy, the minister said, according to an official handout.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Nahin Batao Ga
    Nov 28, 2012 - 3:34AM

    If he didn’t won election for PM then he would be President of Pakistan…

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  • Agha
    Nov 28, 2012 - 3:41AM

    emotional and sentimental balochs from lyari will again vote for ppp (bilawal)…. good move zardari ‘ thats your aces card’

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  • sarah
    Nov 28, 2012 - 8:38AM

    good luck , bilawal.

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  • Ahmed Zawar
    Nov 28, 2012 - 10:03AM

    The minimum age for contesting elections in Pakistan is 25 years. Bilawal turn 25 in September 2013. So are they gonna be special rules for Bilawal or PPP would delay the elections till september?

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  • mohammad waqas
    Nov 28, 2012 - 10:59AM

    Why in this country we allow them to do familial politics ????

    This is the time youth of our country should stand in front of these people..
    all you need is be an 24 year old citizen of pakistan had no criminal record..

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  • Waheed Buttar
    Nov 28, 2012 - 11:46AM

    How is it possible? He is going to turn 25 in September 2013 and the elections are going to be held in May 2013. So it means he may contest a bye election but not general election

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  • Naeem Siddiqui
    Nov 28, 2012 - 12:11PM

    @Ahmed Zawar

    where did you get this number 25! as per the law a person who can vote is also eligible for member of parliament.

    And minimum age for voting is 18 years :)

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  • Ahmed Zawar
    Nov 28, 2012 - 5:14PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui

    Please read it on the ECP’s website, it says the minimum age to be a member of national or provincial assembly is 25 years.

    http://php.ecp.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_easyfaq&task=cat&catid=15&Itemid=206#faq21

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  • Aqil
    Dec 1, 2012 - 2:35AM

    @Ahmed Zawar:
    This can be changed. Our constitution can be amended for VVIPs like BBZ or NS

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  • arif
    Dec 1, 2012 - 3:18PM

    surely 100% he will win
    if he is above 25 years then…….

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  • Arshad
    Dec 2, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Contesting from other than own home constituency should be disallowed. It is sheer waste of time and efforts. makes no sense.

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  • Producer
    Dec 3, 2012 - 12:28AM

    Bilawal Zardari not Bilawal Bhutto

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  • Dec 3, 2012 - 1:26AM

    he is Bilal Bhutto then Zardari

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  • Nawaz Arain
    Dec 7, 2012 - 12:08PM

    @arif:
    agreed

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  • Dec 17, 2012 - 11:51AM

    Welcome to “Kingdom of Bhutto & Sharif South Asia” just like the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”

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  • nata
    Jan 2, 2013 - 7:05PM

    Masya Allah, he’s like a Prince

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