Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
|Bilawal Bhutto Zardari|
|Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party|
Assumed office |
30 December 2007
|Preceded by||Benazir Bhutto|
|Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan|
Assumed office |
13 August 2018
21 September 1988
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
Asif Ali Zardari |
Zardari family |
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Net worth||₨1.54 billion (US$15 million)|
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (Urdu: بلاول بھٹو زرداری; born 21 September 1988) is a Pakistani politician and the current Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party since 2007. He is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.
Early life and education
He received his BA (Hons.) in modern history and politics from Christ Church College of the University of Oxford in 2012 and received a Master of Arts degree in 2015 (accordance of Oxbridge and Dublin system).
On 30 December 2007, at 19 years of age, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was appointed chairman of the PPP and his father Asif Ali Zardari, announced his son's name change from "Bilawal Zardari" to "Bilawal Bhutto Zardari" to more explicitly reference his familial political connections. Zardari made his official political debut on 27 December 2012 during the fifth anniversary of his mother's death.
As Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman
Zardari led the party to one of its worst results in the 2018 Pakistani general election where he lost two of three seats that he contested and the PPP slumped to 43 seats. One of these seats was historically an extremely safe seat for the PPP, where Zardari finished third, in a result described as 'humiliating' and a rejection of Zardari. His PPP party subsequently formed part of the official opposition in the Pakistani Parliament against the PTI government.
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- Bilawal awarded BA Honours degree at Oxford Zee News
- Harrell, Eben (4 January 2008). "Protecting Bhutto's Son at Oxford". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- Dawn.com (10 May 2015). "Bilawal Bhutto graduates from Oxford with MA degree". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- "Imran Khan's PTI leads as ECP declares results of 267 of 270 NA seats". Geo News. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
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