Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took oath on Wednesday as the foreign minister of Pakistan.
Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, Bhutto is thirty-three years old and was first elected to the National Assembly in 2018. This is his debut as a serving member of the federal cabinet.
President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath while Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also present there. The ceremony took place in Aiwan-e-Sadar in the presence of the former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto’s sisters Aseefa and Bakhtawar.
Both the sisters wished their brother all the best. Bakhtawar Bhutto, in her Instagram story, said that she was proud of her brother.
Aseefa also took to Twitter and said, “Today Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will take oath as Pakistan’s foreign minister in this unity government – decided by [the] PPP CEC (central executive committee) and we couldn’t be more proud of him! Already outshone in parliament and always stuck to his democratic values – excited to witness this path if God wills.”
Since the new government came into power, there were many speculations about the portfolio of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. However, Bilawal himself hinted yesterday during a press conference that he would be allocated the foreign ministry.
“We have to understand that this isn’t an ordinary coalition government. This unity government is a result of the parties on the opposition benches going to the treasury benches for the first time in the history of Pakistan,” said Bilawal.
“This is a very big challenge [and] everyone must play their role and share their burdens,” the PPP chairman added.