Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said Friday his two sisters would follow him into politics, in a speech on the sixth anniversary of his mother’s death. There has been no confirmation of rumours that he will seek to enter parliament via by-election, but at a rally in his ancestral town of Gari Khuda Buksh, he said he would step up his role in politics.
“All children of Benazir Bhutto will start taking part in active politics before the next election,” he said. He asked people to support him and his sisters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa, who attended the rally along with their father, former president Asif Ali Zardari. Critics have in the past said Bilawal, who grew up in Dubai and Britain, lacks the natural charisma of his mother and grandfather. He has also been mocked in the past for his shaky grasp of Urdu, but commentators on social media praised the passion and fluency of Friday’s speech.