Zardari keen to have all children in politics
* Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Asifa to start with PPP’s students’ wings
By Irfan Ali
KARACHI: Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Asifa Zardari, the children of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto, are likely to start their political career with the People’s Students Federation and the PPP women’s wing,
Sources in the Pakistan People’s Party told Daily Times on Saturday that Mr Zardari told a delegates from the PSF and the Ladies’ Wing at Bilawal House this week that he wanted to see his children become active in politics.
The three children, who at present study in Dubai where Ms Bhutto lives in self-exile, will not be able to play an active role in politics until the completion of their education, the sources said.
However, they will remain in contact with seniors in the students’ and women’s wings of the PPP for political training.
“Mr Zardari said he wanted Bakhtawar and Asifa to learn from the seniors in the Ladies’ Wing,” said MNA Nafisa Raja, who is president of the organisation’s Karachi chapter.
Mr Zardari, who son of former MNA Hakim Ali Zardari, also has other members of his family in politics. One of his sisters, Faryal Talpur, is nazim of his home district of Nawabshah and another, Dr Azra Pechuho, is MNA from there.
Sources in the PPP said that the announcement of Bakhtawar and Asifa joining the Ladies Wing could be made at the organisation’s next convention.
Mr Zardari reportedly hinted at having Bilawal join the PSF when an official of the Sindh People’s Students Federation complained that the PPP leaders do not allow their sons to join the party’s students wing.