Bilawal squashes reports of rift with Zardari

Earlier, on April 9, Zardari said his son was being ‘trained’ in London for the time being

Web Desk April 14, 2015
PHOTO: PPP Media Cell

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has finally spoken to quell the rumours that emerged in the wake of his ‘disappearance’ from the political horizon, saying there is no rift between him and his father.

According to a party statement, Bilawal met the PPP co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari in Dubai on Tuesday.

“There are no differences between me and my father. I am committed to the party’s ideals and goals, and will work with him to reinvigorate the party," a party spokesperson quoted Bilawal. "I will be on the party’s political front when the time is right."

The statement said that the current security situation in the country makes it "difficult for a Bhutto to operate openly", adding that Bilawal will be working with the senior leadership of the PPP on policy issues and reorganisation of the party.

Bilawal will work with the party's Overseas Pakistanis chapter, and also remain in contact with the Pakistan chapter for due consultation, added the statement.

Read: Bilawal needs to grow up before entering politics again: Zardari

Earlier, on April 9, Zardari said his son was being ‘trained’ in London for the time being.

“Bilawal is receiving training in London. I believe that his thinking needs to mature and he needs to grow up. Once that happens, he will enter politics again,” he said.


david preston | 6 years ago | Reply Who care's please leave us alone. the party gone dead long time. how long you will keep fooling pakistani awam. bye bye PPP.
S.R.H. Hashmi | 6 years ago | Reply Among other things, young Bilawal is reported to have said “There are no differences between me and my father." Now, that would definitely be good for Bilawal in his personal capacity, but it still remains to be seen whether that would be good for the people, the country or even the province. I leave it to the people to judge. Karachi
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