Bilawal celebrates his 33rd birthday today

By: News Desk
Published: 10:51 PM, 20 Sep, 2021
Bilawal celebrates his 33rd birthday today
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is celebrating his 33rd birthday today (Tuesday, Sep 21).

According to the 24News HD TV channel, as many as 35 goats would be sacrificed outside the Bilawal House in Karachi.

According to PPP leaders, the goats would be sacrificed tonight at 12 am to protect the life and longevity of their chairman.

Bilawal was born at the Lady Dufferin Hospital in Karachi, Sindh, on 21 September 1988 to former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and her husband, former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari.

He is the maternal grandson of former President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his wife Nusrat Bhutto. His paternal grandfather, Hakim Ali Zardari, was a politician and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

From his mother's side, he is the nephew of politicians Murtaza Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto, and from his father's side, his aunts are politicians Azra Peechoho and Faryal Talpur.

Politician Ghinwa Bhutto is his aunt by marriage, and poet Fatima Bhutto is his cousin. He is of Sindhi descent on his maternal side and Baloch descent on his paternal side.

For early education, Bhutto Zardari attended Karachi Grammar School in Karachi, Froebel's International School in Islamabad before going into exile to Dubai in 1999 along with his mother. In Dubai, he attended the Rashid School for Boys.

For further studies, he followed in the footsteps of both his mother and his grandfather and applied to Oxford University, where he was accepted to read Modern History and Politics at Christ Church, receiving his degree in Bachelor of Arts in 2012 (later promoted to a Master of Arts by seniority).

Bilawal was appointed as a Chairman of the PPP, on 30 December 2007, at the age of 19 and on 13 August 2018, Bhutto Zardari became a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

On 5 March 2019, Bhutto Zardari was elected – unopposed - as the chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Human Rights.

Reporter: Danial Syed