By Tahir Hasan Khan
The daughter of former prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, has forayed into politics formally after attending a meeting with party members on Wednesday.
Bakhtawar is being groomed to take control over the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as per the wishes of her father. The political activities of Bakhtawar formally began with a party meeting held at Bilawal House where party leaders briefed her about the reason of formation of the PPP, working of late chairman ZA Bhutto and late Benazir Bhutto as well as the party structure.
The meeting was convened by chief of PPP’s Women Wing, Faryal Talpur who also chaired the meeting. Secretary General, PPP Sindh, Taj Haider briefed Bakhtawar about the party functions and activities. Leaders who attended the meeting also introduced themselves to Bakhtawwar and further briefed her about the working of different party wings and policies as well. The party leaders and workers expect that Bakhtawar will be the next chief of the women’s wing of the party.
The meeting lasted for over four hours and Bakhtawar was seen taking a keen interest. She took notes during the briefing and posed questions to various leaders. Sources claimed that some of the leaders present complained about the attitude of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and informed Bakhtawwar that senior party workers and leaders were being ignored and were not invited in party and government meetings. The News Report