Destiny?: Fatima Bhutto to contest next elections

Fatima Bhutto will contest from Liaquatpur for NA-192 in the next general elections.


Kashif Zafar December 01, 2012

BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan People’s Party-shaheed Bhutto group chief Ghinwa Bhutto announced that her daughter Fatima Bhutto will compete for a seat in the National Assembly during the next elections.

Speaking at an event the widow of Murtaza Bhutto said Fatima will contest the elections from Liaquatpur, NA-192.

Fatima is a writer and the granddaughter of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and niece of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

While she supports her mother in the socio-political arena, Fatima herself has noted on previous occasions that she has no desire to run for public office and has “rule[d] a political career out entirely because of the effect of dynasties on Pakistan," referring to the Bhutto family’s political dynasty that continues with her cousin Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, chairperson of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party.

Bilawal to contest elections from 3 constituencies

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 in late November.

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.

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COMMENTS (37)

abdul qadir junejo | 8 years ago | Reply

being a writer i'm working on the subject of comming election in the changed political situation in Sindh, for which it is necessary to write down the full scale articales in any news paper. uptil now i got success to assess the district Tharparker from where i belong, and district Jamshore where i live at this time. nowadays i'm working on district Sanghar.

Syed Shah | 8 years ago | Reply

She has every right to contest and she should. Those suggesting that she is going back or her promise are hoping against hope that she should not contest have the way clear for the plunderers. Did she ever promise? No. Never. Please correct your knowledge. Fatima has a much better head on her shoulders than any of the other members of the family. She is educated and to the extent I can make out from her writings she would be much more honest and reasonable and accommodating than all others. Lets wish this young lady good luck and a long long life.

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