Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, on Friday got engaged to Mahmood Chaudhary.
Mahmood Choudhry is the son of US-based businessman Younas Choudhry.
Bakhtawar Bhutto and Mahmood Chaudhry exchanged rings in the presence of guests in the open area of Bilawal House, Karachi.
Reports suggest that at least 100-150 guests attended the ceremony. Bakhtawar’s father Asif Ali Zardari, who moved to a private hospital in Karachi in October, was also present at the event.
Guests, who blessed the couple at the ceremony, included Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders, senior politicians, real estate tycoons, business giants, eminent lawyers, some legislators, and close relatives.
Her brother, Bilawal Bhutto, attended the ceremony through a video link. He was tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. So he could not be physically present for the ceremony.
Bakhtawar Bhutto later shared a picture on her social media accounts of her and her fiance Mahmood Choudhry. There was also a portrait of her late mother Benazir Bhutto in the background.
Bakhtawar looked resplendent in an elegant peach-colored outfit, while Mahmood was clad in a white-colored attire.
Earlier on Friday, Bakhtawar took to her Twitter handle and posted that it was an emotional day for her.
“Very sentimental & emotional day. So grateful for everyone’s love & prayers. Especially our PPP family whom I know are eager to participate. InshAllah this is only the beginning – will be able to celebrate in a post-Covid world. Please keep SMBB and our family in your prayers,” tweeted Bakhtawar.
Who Was Benazir Bhutto?
Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician. She was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from the year 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. Ideologically a liberal and a secularist, she chaired or co-chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from the early 1980s until her assassination in 2007.
Bhutto was a controversial figure. She has often faced criticism as being politically inexperienced. She has had the accusation of being corrupt and faced much opposition from Pakistan’s Islamist lobby. This was for her secularist and modernizing agenda. In the early years of her career, she was nevertheless domestically popular. She also gained support from Western nations, for whom she was a champion of democracy. Posthumously, she is regarded as an icon for women’s rights because of her political success in a society that is primarily male-dominated.