Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L), son of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, sits next to his father, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, during the fifth anniversary of his mother's death, at the Bhutto family mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, near Larkana December December 27, 2012.—Reuters/File Photo

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will not be leading the party’s election campaign as party officials confirmed his departure for Dubai on Tuesday, days before the party launches its official campaign on April 4.

Speaking to Dawn.com, PPP leader Sharmila Farooqi confirmed that Bilawal had departed for Dubai. She also confirmed that the young Bhutto would not be ‘physically’ taking part in the party’s election campaign; however, she cited “security concerns” as the reason behind the decision.

The news comes as the Press Trust of India reported that the PPP chairman had left after an argument with his father, President Asif Ali Zardari.

Hasham Riaz, Bilawal’s chief of staff, while speaking to Dawn.com also confirmed that Bilawal had left for Dubai. However, he dismissed reports of a rift between the father and son as “rumors”.

According to the report by the Press Trust of India, the PPP chairman had a quarrel with President Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur over the party’s stance on several importance issues including militancy, sectarianism and the awarding of party tickets for the upcoming general elections.

The news agency reported sources as saying that Bilawal had an issue in particular with PPP’s weak reaction to the Malala Yousufzai shooting and the bomb attacks on the Shia community in Karachi and Quetta.

Bilawal was also angered by Talpur’s decision to not hand over party tickets to candidates in Sindh whom he favoured, a source told the Press Trust of India.

The departure of the PPP chairman raises concerns for the PPP, the main ruling party in Pakistan for the past five years, with polls looming overhead and the party set to kick-off its election campaign.

The PPP is to launch its election campaign on April 4 in Garhi Khuda Buksh.

Meanwhile, a source told Dawn.com that Bilawal, who turns 25 this September and will be of eligible age to contest elections by the time of the by-elections, has decided not to take part in even the by-polls.

Updated Mar 26, 2013 04:51pm

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Zishi
Mar 26, 2013 10:05am
This is the perfect example of how the future of Pakistan is decided in a drawing room within a family. The spoiled child leaves because the next set of ministers will not be his choice : ). Ridiculous.
Mudassir Hussain
Mar 26, 2013 10:08am
Another ploy from Mr. Zardari or?
ifzal
Mar 26, 2013 10:09am
just a popularity stunt...
Aslam
Mar 26, 2013 10:10am
Young man standing for truth against his father and bringing back the lost faith in his mother's party .. way to go.. he is the real ray of light in PPP politics.
observer
Mar 26, 2013 10:10am
Good news for PML-N and PTI.
observer
Mar 26, 2013 10:14am
I recall Pir Pagaro Ali Mardan Shah's comment when Bilawal was born. Pir Pagaro said a future voter of Muslim League is born. If the news where Bilawal said he would not even vote for PPP is correct, Pir Pagaro's prophecy is quite close to coming true. I hope Bilawal knows all the factions Muslim League is divided into and votes for the one that Pir Pagaro headed (is it F?).
Khan
Mar 26, 2013 10:18am
Buddy Bilawal... Join PTI....... you will definitely get Rotti Kapra aur Makan . not kidding kid.....
Khan
Mar 26, 2013 10:19am
Zinda hay bhutto zinda hay (In bilawal) not in zardariiiisssss
EXPat (usa)
Mar 26, 2013 10:21am
Feudal to the core. Probably Bilawal wanted to be more like a Bhutto than a Zardari.
Jiyala
Mar 26, 2013 10:21am
He is my Leader!! He will be Next Prime Minister of Pakistan InshAllah.. Innocent energetic .. He will surely come to save Pakistan and rule us through this difficult time. He deserve to rule us. Jiye Bhutto
Zalam Singh
Mar 26, 2013 10:24am
Must be the weather...
Haider
Mar 26, 2013 10:25am
awwww!
nadeemakhtar
Mar 26, 2013 10:26am
Its just political gimmick. Everyone knows that PPP has lost much of its ground due to the bad policies of zardari. Now, they are just trying to reclaim the sympathy vote.
Tahir
Mar 26, 2013 10:28am
he is going to be our leader who left the country because he is facing an extraordinary amount of threats. and we are going to vote for him because he is son of BB. When our nation will understand and vote for right people who live and die among us
shams
Mar 26, 2013 10:30am
ppp will come to power irrespective of Bilawal... the drawing room predictionists will only awake on 5 pm to watch the results on 11 05 2013..... and of course to start another aura of doomsday prediction for another five years.
Mudassir Hussain
Mar 26, 2013 10:31am
very sarcastic!
Mushtaq Ahmad
Mar 26, 2013 10:38am
Like father like son
Malikpur - Janderbari - Abbottabad
Mar 26, 2013 10:39am
Those who believe on above are really masses who bow their heads before their master. For God sake wake up and come out of mentality of discussing Bilawal, Maunis Elahi, Hamza, Altaf or Imran Khan. They all are the same but poor pakistani are becoming their victoms due to innocense. Rather I would say Pakistan is a country of 200million sheeps where everyone is thinking individually instead of becomming nation. still in Bilawal, Altaf, Imran or Hamza. Really sad
Zafar
Mar 26, 2013 10:47am
poor Bilawal forced and pushed to be leader .. right decision to leave his right place is dubai or London ...
Amir
Mar 26, 2013 10:47am
It was ZA Bhutto who demolished the private industry and the education system by nationaizing them. However, because he himself was a landlord, he never did the same to his own community of landlords.
Shaz
Mar 26, 2013 10:52am
By the way, he is not standing for the truth, he is also asking for job for his 200 friends...
Imran
Mar 26, 2013 10:55am
200 political appointees and he is not even in power yet ? vote for me to become next president of pakistan iam in Dubai I don't feel safe in Pakistan.
Rafae
Mar 26, 2013 11:07am
Another strategy...i dont believe any of this for a second!
Khalid
Mar 26, 2013 11:07am
If Bilawal respects the youth, he should join PTI. This boy should run politics for a certain cause and not for dynesty.
Sabih Zafar Ullah
Mar 26, 2013 11:15am
You mean, "We deserve to be ruled by him"?
FM
Mar 26, 2013 11:16am
What can I say, except, really feel sorry for people like you !
The Count
Mar 26, 2013 11:18am
i think you need definitely need a good psychiatrist
Vicky
Mar 26, 2013 11:21am
Excuse me! Why the heck does he deserve to rule us? Are we and Pakistan his personal property? You may be; most likely you are rather. But we are not, huh!
faaziz
Mar 26, 2013 11:23am
This kid lived all his life in a bubble in London or whatever, they are telling us he had a quarrel with his king pin father over political issues? You gotta be pretty blind to fall for something like that. Nice one from PPP.
Tariq
Mar 26, 2013 11:24am
Most probably a publicity stun by the the PPP/Zardari/Bhutto camp//?
Ammar
Mar 26, 2013 11:29am
If this is true I have respect for him...not becuase he had a go with his dad but because he seems to be able to distinguish betwee right and wrong.
Munawar Hussain Choudhary
Mar 26, 2013 11:41am
One of the clever moves by Mr. President. Playing with the sentiments of Jiyallas....
Rockstar
Mar 26, 2013 11:41am
dont fall for this. this is another zardari tactic. he'll probably try to play this story up in order to try and muster votes on bilalwal's behalf. Never feel any sympathy for any of them
Raza Mujtaba
Mar 26, 2013 11:42am
Why are we so cynical, if someone has a change of heart, that has to be a ploy, a plot, a conspiracy. when will be actually start living life as it is in reality.
FM
Mar 26, 2013 11:43am
And how did the Indian media find out about a private conversation between father, son and aunt ...?? It's called a "planted story" !
I. Ahmed
Mar 26, 2013 11:48am
Isn’t it the case of (if it is true) “iss ghar ko aag lag gayee, ghar kay chirag say’!!!!
khurram
Mar 26, 2013 11:48am
A deliberate political move
M.Asghar
Mar 26, 2013 11:48am
Let us hope that the Pakistan civil society and electorate would see the limitlessly ridicule of the feudal cabal in the country.
Aina Maria Waseem
Mar 26, 2013 11:49am
quote *“In our families, our children give immense respect to their elders,” Gilani told the news agency.* What is he trying to prove? That the likes of us normal people do not respect our elders? Rather infuriating!
Farhan
Mar 26, 2013 11:53am
Ever heard of sarcasm?
Faran
Mar 26, 2013 11:53am
Dear jiyala - for once please feel for the country ... you want the same plunder, loot, destruction, terrorism, corruption, anarchy, economic meltdown, load sheddng, gas shortage, incompetence bla bla bla to continue for our mother land?
Khanm
Mar 26, 2013 11:55am
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher and i am not talking about Zardari or Bhutto's family.... folks Patriotism is easy to understand It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. Have they ever??????
Khalid
Mar 26, 2013 11:55am
Gone to Dubai for routine business. What a lame excuse. I wish his father goes to Dubai as well....
Assad
Mar 26, 2013 11:56am
Good riddance and I hope its perpetual.
Nony
Mar 26, 2013 12:05pm
the first step of election compaign by zardari
Khan
Mar 26, 2013 12:16pm
Yo man i made century........ probably Man of the Match.
Omar
Mar 26, 2013 12:17pm
Good cop,bad cop routine played by cunning Zardari.
Dr. Rahman
Mar 26, 2013 12:20pm
So he had some disagreements with his father! Doesn't that happen in just about every household! Before start blaming him for all the wrong reasons, be reasonable and give the kid a chance to see what he brings on the table in the future.
AHA
Mar 26, 2013 12:27pm
The present day PPP is without any purpose or cause. .But if what Press Trust of India reported regarding Bilawal is true, I may revert to PPP once he takes over.
omar
Mar 26, 2013 12:34pm
Nothing to cherish - all part of PPPs strategy to attract voters! Emotional manipulation!
Fahad Saleem
Mar 26, 2013 12:36pm
it would not take someone with right state of mind 5 years to realize that his Father is doing something wrong with millions of people. So, it's most likely a plot for the upcoming election sympathy votes :)
haris
Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm
"Bilawal leaves Pakistan" Who cares?
raika45
Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm
Looks like this kid can think for himself instead of living under his father's shadow.Good for him.
hassan
Mar 26, 2013 12:43pm
"But, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. I thought it was my turn!"
Azi
Mar 26, 2013 12:46pm
Good and please do us Pakistani's a favour and stay there forever, never want to hear about bhutto or Zardari family
Aamir
Mar 26, 2013 12:46pm
Bilawal's name should have been on the ECL.
Umer
Mar 26, 2013 12:48pm
Good decision he has no right to lead PPP. He needs to strive hard from grass root like a party worker(learn proper urdu perhaps :P).
Nasir Vohra
Mar 26, 2013 12:54pm
Good trick Mr. Zadari to buy back Sindh emotions toward Bilawal atleast. No wonder people still get trapped by this because we as a Nation is becoming a laughing stock for World
HSK
Mar 26, 2013 01:00pm
Zardari must have tried convincing Bilawal to get out of his armored land cruiser during election campaigns to wave at his supporter whilst leaving, which must have angered him and therefore set him off to Dubai.
Amjad Wyne
Mar 26, 2013 01:11pm
He will return when he knows he can be appointed as the king.
omar
Mar 26, 2013 01:16pm
Exactly
Malik Assani
Mar 26, 2013 01:21pm
who cares...
Ali
Mar 26, 2013 01:26pm
We can clearly see that Bilawal has a different way of looking at things unlike his father who is only in power to make money, It's obvious as long his father is in power he will never become the center of attention within the party. We can only when his time comes he is his mother's son or his Grandfather's grandson, not his father's son.
Abdullah Hussain
Mar 26, 2013 01:28pm
Truly speaking the current PPP is neither the party of Benazir Bhutto nor has her vision infused in it. Unless Zardari & his wife stands down real PPP cannot stand up. Bilawal is a part of Benazir's PPP
Abdullah Hussain
Mar 26, 2013 01:30pm
Truly speaking the current PPP is neither the party of Benazir Bhutto nor has her vision infused in it. Unless Zardari & his sister stands down real PPP cannot stand up. Bilawal is a part of Benazir’s PPP
Moosa Khan
Mar 26, 2013 01:36pm
Noting much is left to be looted.
A
Mar 26, 2013 01:37pm
Well said. Bhutto was completely consumed by nepotism and bi-standards. He broke our country when democracy didn't suit his personal agenda, ruined the education sector and severely damaged Pakistani commerce; effects we are still reeling from today.
Agha Ata (USA)
Mar 26, 2013 01:54pm
Don't worry about what is happening in PPP and in up- coming elections.of Pakistan. It is their family issue.
Syed
Mar 26, 2013 01:54pm
Another ploy by Zardari to 'disassociate' himself from the election process and get people around Bilwal. Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
khan
Mar 26, 2013 01:57pm
thank you ...please dont come back ...
Tausif
Mar 26, 2013 02:04pm
Its a wise decision: He could be the target this time around. No matter how badly the PPP has performed during the last 5 years, the fact still remains that the PPP is largely being considered as an Military party. The military establishment would still love to see the PPP disperse like fallen autumn leaves...
Khurram
Mar 26, 2013 02:10pm
This is pure drama...They are creating rift between the loossing Zardari and new Bilawal so that Bilawal can have credibility and run as if he doesnt agree with anything Zardari did and give life to PPP and then come to power and the same lot of people will run the country to fill their pockets and build real estate all around the world.
MA
Mar 26, 2013 02:11pm
it is this mentality that has brought Pakistan to this stage.
MA
Mar 26, 2013 02:15pm
One should be enabled to join PTI only as a political worker, nothing more. He/She should work their way up from there. Only then they would be able to command respect.
Ali
Mar 26, 2013 02:16pm
If this is true then Bilawal has shown a bit of character and an independence of thinking. That is a good pattern at his age. Pakistan has enough puppets, enough clans and tribes, enough ethnic and religious leaders. We certainly need some one who can rise above all this. We need a charismatic and polished leader. I hope he can rise up to be one.
Malick
Mar 26, 2013 02:21pm
Drama sumjh kar bhool javein.
just_someone
Mar 26, 2013 02:26pm
My dear, this is exactly what they want you to do. For the love of Allah, please dont go back to PPP. We wont have a country if they run the country for another 5 years!
Maulana Diesel
Mar 26, 2013 02:32pm
I wish every Pakistani think the same way and kick Nawaz and Zardari out of Politics for ever.
independentthinker
Mar 26, 2013 02:33pm
God bless Bilawal! This is the best gift he can give to our country. Please, take your money and enjoy your life in other countries - leave Pakistan alone. If the Bhutto clan can leave Pakistan, I can once again, see hope in Pakistan prospering. With all the awful things happening around the world, this is finally, some good news.
shahid.sopore
Mar 26, 2013 02:45pm
uu got it right,,these r political stunts
Masood Hussain
Mar 26, 2013 02:50pm
PPP should change its name because the PPP which we know of was entirely for the poor people of Pakistan.
Cyrus Howell
Mar 26, 2013 02:51pm
It may be he was sidelined because this is considered a very crucial election for the PPP and older heads must prevail. It could also be a tactic to discredit General Mussaraf with an allusion to his being accused of complicity in the Benazir Bhutto murder.
Qamar
Mar 26, 2013 02:54pm
So, our Awami leader does not feel safe despite hundreds of policemen, rangers, and private guards surrounding him????
Cyrus Howell
Mar 26, 2013 02:54pm
Bilwal and Imran Khan are not quite ready to run the country, but for different reasons.
Atif
Mar 26, 2013 02:55pm
Its only a 'TOPI DRAMA' of PPP to get some favour for the new face...Its just a 'new wine in old bottle' stuff...
Amir
Mar 26, 2013 02:58pm
Maybe the kid just realized something that he should have done a long time ago
ZAK
Mar 26, 2013 03:00pm
Has the PPP thrown in the towel already ??
Syed
Mar 26, 2013 03:10pm
Run baby run because you crooks have no chance now. Sorry to say this leaves you with no interest in this country and you are going back to where you belong. This is the real face of you and your fore fathers.
Cyrus Howell
Mar 26, 2013 03:14pm
"Probably Bilawal wanted to be more like a Bhutto than a Zardari." We can only hope.
Shahid
Mar 26, 2013 03:15pm
like father like son. both rotten apples.
Obaid
Mar 26, 2013 03:18pm
Dramay baaz. They know they cannot win with the last five year's loot and plunder of the country. So need to create a diversion.
Cyrus Howell
Mar 26, 2013 03:20pm
Either that or too spoiled.
Cyrus Howell
Mar 26, 2013 03:21pm
They will need 100 more popularity stunts in the next month alone.
Muhammad Usman
Mar 26, 2013 03:30pm
This is very intelligent move by zardari in order to gain his party's lost fame....i will never vote for PPP in my whole life in sha Allah
shahid
Mar 26, 2013 03:40pm
Thank God some one is feeling pain
M. Alvi
Mar 26, 2013 03:45pm
You rightly called him "Kid". Then why do you think a "Kid" should be leading the country?
M. Alvi
Mar 26, 2013 03:49pm
Gilani and all other feudals have no sense of world today. They should be all sent to Uganda.
M. Alvi
Mar 26, 2013 03:53pm
Media has its own resources. Indian media is whole lot more sofisticated than Pakistani media - and honest.
M. Alvi
Mar 26, 2013 03:58pm
Bilawal is gone. He did not fit with the Pakistani politicians and the political system. It is good for him. PPP is diminished for the time being, any way.
pathanoo
Mar 26, 2013 03:59pm
How does it impact the people's problems? He is just a kid who has lived all his life out of Pakistan with a golden spoon in his mouth. Does he even understand the people of Pakistan or their needs. PPP's fortunes neither dip nor rise with Bilawal. It is a non-event hyped by media.
HM, Canada
Mar 26, 2013 04:47pm
In fact it was circulating in Pakistani media too for sometime. Program hasb e hal mentioned about it last week.
Qamar
Mar 26, 2013 04:49pm
PPP (or PPPP) does have a purpose...make as much money as possible, and as quickly as possible.
Faisal
Mar 26, 2013 04:55pm
Thats exactly the move Zardari is planning :) Haye saadi masoom awam!
Zeeshan khuwaja
Mar 26, 2013 04:57pm
obviously you are right!
Sultan Alvi, Toronto
Mar 26, 2013 05:52pm
Yes I agree with you that Bilawal should join PTI, but the best time to join PTI is right now. All he has to do is to send a tweet that he has decided to supports the Great Imran Khan.
asim
Mar 26, 2013 06:11pm
Good Ridden. Thanks God. Please dont come back .This nation is better off with out you
M.Saeed
Mar 26, 2013 06:22pm
This is the history of our ruling royals since ages! Was Shah Jahan not imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb because of differences between father and son on succession?
jack
Mar 26, 2013 06:22pm
Who cares what Press Trust of India have to say?
Shamaila
Mar 26, 2013 06:46pm
Like Father Like Son....Another preplanned story to gain public sympathy....A trademark of PPP
faisal
Mar 26, 2013 07:54pm
A very very clever plan thrown by zardari to attract voters, bilawal will be back, this is just a election game to get the attention of the public.
BS
Mar 26, 2013 08:04pm
ANY right thinking father would do in the present situation of pakistan for security risk for his only son.
Sikander
Mar 26, 2013 08:16pm
IF this story is true then i respect this guy really because he has his own principles to standby. Like the article say that he couldn't stand the PPP's weak reaction to Malala shooting, the shia genocide, etc. Thank you Bilawal and I truly believe that you have made the right decision. Take care and pray for Pakistan!
srv
Mar 26, 2013 08:38pm
PPP has delivered nothing but pain and insecurity to masses
I.Hassan
Mar 26, 2013 09:32pm
When people vote for a man like Zardari............all hopes for Pakistan dies instantly.
great
Mar 26, 2013 09:39pm
He didn't want to be a "qurbani ka bakra"
Saeed
Mar 26, 2013 09:48pm
If he is taking stand for Malala and attack on minorities. Than I must say he creating more enemy for himself. After reading most of comments no wonder Pakistani hate him .
Balwanjee
Mar 26, 2013 09:53pm
Because these things are constantly happening for the last 64 years. Continuously worsening economic distress and hopelessness do create cynicism in the nations. Other nations have undergone this situation too and came out of the crises. Hopefully we will come out too.
Raja
Mar 26, 2013 10:05pm
All PPP leaders should follow Bilawal.
just_someone
Mar 26, 2013 10:48pm
My dear, this is exactly what they want you to do. For the love of Allah, please dont go back to PPP. We wont have a country if they run the country for another 5 years!
Farah
Mar 26, 2013 10:50pm
Give the kid a chance just because he had an argument with his father, verified by only one piece of news?
Sid
Mar 26, 2013 10:58pm
If this is indeed true, then Bravo Bilawal!
nationalist
Mar 26, 2013 11:17pm
learning urdu. but urdu is only language for communication purpose. real language he should learn by heart is sindhi or maybe any regional language. in better sense your argument is not valid.
Afzal Khan
Mar 27, 2013 12:03am
This is a big drama big Zardari little Zardari they all the same no different.
AAK
Mar 27, 2013 12:15am
There are many better kids in Pakistan who should br given chances. We dont need imported kids like Bilawal over here.
Waqas
Mar 27, 2013 12:21am
His highness has decided to leave Pakistan and spare the poor Pakistani people. Thank god ! I wish I get such good news everyday.
Tahira, USA
Mar 27, 2013 01:55am
Bilawal seems to have learnt some good sense and he should have been given a chance. But dad wants to keep it all to himself and considers him a babe to take orders from dad. May be a a few years later, Bilawal will return to the country and introduce some important changes. Meanwhile, he should enjoy his youth at the Chateau in France and the Surrey palace in UK that his dad has bought for his offspring. Good luck.
Azam
Mar 27, 2013 01:59am
Bilawal, thanks for leaving. Please do not come back.
sher
Mar 27, 2013 03:30am
its good to leave for Dubai and he has no right to lead the Pakistani nation because he does not know the problems of pakistani people and it is also against democratic principle to become chairman of party without any experience,without party vote and in the last
Faraz
Mar 27, 2013 05:34am
lol
Khan
Mar 27, 2013 06:10am
this is whole drama, ppp trying to get back in power by showing that if bilawal gets in power, he will do everything correct unlike his father. where was he for last 5 years, oh yeah defending his dad's policies and praising ppp government!
really upset
Mar 27, 2013 06:34am
Pakistan need to invite (ALL VVIPS), POlitical cabal and their adult children's and elites and MULLAHS and TALIBANS , tahir qadris, to have party on old navy ship and then sink the ship to have a clean sweep
NM
Mar 27, 2013 06:52am
That's true, very well-said.
NM
Mar 27, 2013 06:54am
And that's their point, to fool the silly people once again.
Touseef
Mar 27, 2013 08:07am
You Forget they are dying for a second term....
Naila
Mar 27, 2013 08:46am
Coward!
Kamran Bhatti
Mar 27, 2013 09:26am
Its the part of political campaign to get sympathy of Pakistan's poor & ill literate people.
Sarmad
Mar 27, 2013 09:30am
Another Drama by PPP
salman
Mar 27, 2013 11:36am
Zardari's another cunning move.
Muhammad Farooq
Mar 27, 2013 11:53am
what difference it makes whether BZ stays in Pakistani or elsewhere? PPP is PPP and we have already experienced worst five years govenment by them.
khanm
Mar 27, 2013 12:12pm
Reading the comments from various people I have drawn only one conclusion and that is ...there is no one good enough to run the country.... I have a suggestion.... Is it possible to rent out our government? Let some one else does the job
TKhan
Mar 27, 2013 12:40pm
Before he left he also relinquished his rights to his Father's Billions! He is sharing a tent with 5 other Pakistani Laborers.
Muhammad Farooq
Mar 27, 2013 01:00pm
we should not be so pessimistic. we have to leave behind an era of interrupted and sham democracy and dynastic politics to enter into the era of democracy. there are problems, hurdles, frustratraions and what not but these are like birth pangs for re-birth as a nation. with improved literacy level,better educational opportunities, a genuine opposition in the parliament and strengthening of national institutions we should be able to translate our dream of democracy into reality for a prosperous and progressive Pakistan where all citizens are treated equally and all enjoy fruits of their labors. we all have to work hard, very hard to achieve this vision. No pains no gains. Pakistan Zindabaad!
Akram
Mar 27, 2013 01:57pm
This is not new thing, they always run away from country and come back when they get power to do corruption and give people nothing but pain and sorrows and i still cannot believe that there are people who still support them. Whether you are supporter of Imran Khan or not, but you have to admire him for one thing that he never run away from country and he walks in street like tiger who walks in jungle without fear and without any protection and consider whole jungle his territory. i was not a great supporter of Imran Khan but now i consider that he is right person who bring prosperity in country and of course in people's life.
Kiterunner5
Mar 27, 2013 03:03pm
Could not have said it better.
Kiterunner5
Mar 27, 2013 03:04pm
YES YES YES !!! The only solution.
zain
Mar 27, 2013 04:05pm
its conspirancy that creat by winning the sympathies of mass on the issues
LoL
Mar 27, 2013 05:34pm
haha i agree :D
Yup
Mar 27, 2013 05:40pm
oh please .. the kid is actually thinking for himself and not for people .. hoping people would bring ppp back in power for next 5 years, as they have nothing to show about from their past 5 years .. ok son, now i'll play the bad one and this time you fool them.
Aslam (Imampura, Mumbai)
Mar 27, 2013 05:40pm
he will join next show of Circus... today he has decide to relax...
shujaa
Mar 27, 2013 06:16pm
Probably he knows the future of this election and wants to use Bilawal for next elections by when people may have forgotten about the current PPPP performance.
Jamshed Khan
Mar 27, 2013 07:00pm
Bilawal, please don't come back, ever! Take Zardari with you; take all your family members with you; take all PPP leaders with you. I am sue for this the nation would be prepared not to question all the wealth that your family has looted from the country, as long as you promise never to set foot in the country, along with your family members and the rest of PPP clan.
Jehan Mir
Mar 27, 2013 07:43pm
I wish his mother was as smart as Bilawal to sense imminent threats and invoke security precautions,she would be among us today to lead.
Saeed
Mar 27, 2013 09:33pm
So Pakistan is the biggest mistake s. Just don't forget the reason for split was religion. Do you think ,We can join again with india and admit mistake made by our elder and leaders mainly mr Jinnah
Amir Saeed
Mar 27, 2013 09:48pm
I guess the real disagreement between father and son is that Blawal wants to vote for Imran :)
MJB
Mar 27, 2013 10:36pm
If he had an argument with his father over the affairs of PPP I think he has some personality and he can also think himself.
Qamar
Mar 28, 2013 01:40am
Bilawal, please do not bother to return to Pakistan. We will be alright without you.
Pak
Mar 28, 2013 02:00am
so he or PPP can not win, let leave the beloved country and come when we can win and addd to our wealth .......... people wakeup this is rubbish and laughable
muhammad iqbal
Mar 28, 2013 04:24am
I think ,now he will join PTI
Afroze fatemah (@rose_fatemah)
Mar 28, 2013 07:52am
bilawal is nothing more than a symbolic chairman of PPP. his presence doesn't matter for people of pakistan but maybe it matters for party. how can a person understand the politics of pakistan when he doesn't even live here.
Garib Manus
Mar 28, 2013 07:54am
It is remarkable that Dawn is referring to an Indian news agency to cover something that seems to involve such high profile figures from within Pakistan!!! "The news comes as the Press Trust of India reported that the PPP chairman had left after an argument ..."???
PARVAIZ
Mar 28, 2013 09:55am
Keep it up well done bilawal.