Karachi, 26th November: The elder daughter of late prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari is getting engaged in Karachi.
Baaghi TV: Bakhtawar Bhutto is getting engaged to a Dubai-based businessman Mahmood Chaudhry on 27th November.
The invitation cards after the official announcement took us down the memory lane, showing the picture of Bakhtwara’s parent’s engagement picture and her choice of dress for her dholak matching that which Benazir wore on her nikkah back in 1987.
With pictures and invitation cards circulating on social media, we are sure to be reminded of the past when Benazir Bhutto announced her engagement to the world.
According to an article published in the Dawn News, the announcement of Benazir’s engagement to Zardari was made through a press release issued from London by the PPP.
In a statement, Benazir wrote: “Conscious of my religious obligations and duty to my family, I am pleased to proceed with the marriage proposal accepted by my mother, Nusrat Bhutto. The impending marriage will not in any way affect my political commitment to my country, my people, or the trail blazed by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for a free, federal democratic, and egalitarian Pakistan.”
At that time, the political situation of the country had taken a downward trajectory with bomb blasts and sectarian killings.
“I stand as one with my countrymen in repudiating tyranny and its terrible heritage. The people of Pakistan deserve a better, more secure future and I shall be with them in seeking it. … In view of the carnage caused by the car bombs and the sectarian killings, the ceremonies are being postponed. We cannot celebrate when our people suffer. Your suffering is our suffering. Our bond is beyond the vindictive grips of the tyrants. I shall be returning to Karachi shortly,” Benazir had stated.
Benazir Bhutto married Asif Ali Zardari, son of a renowned businessman and landowner Hakim Ali Zardari, in a lavish ceremony organised in Karachi on February 17, 1987.
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