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PPP chief Bilawal returns to Karachi

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. — Photo by Reuters/File

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari returned here on late Monday night, a week after he had gone to Dubai because of “security concerns”.

A senior PPP leader said Bilawal Bhutto was likely to stay in Karachi for “a day or two” before flying to Larkana to attend the 34th death anniversary of his grandfather, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, to be held in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on April 4.

“The party has already denied reports of his [Bilawal’s] differences with his father President Asif Ali Zardari or any other party leader,” he said, adding that his return would quash all such rumours.

“The schedule of his engagements has not been finalised, but he will definitively attend the death anniversary of Bhutto and later party meetings,” the PPP leader said.

Bilawal had left for Dubai last Tuesday amid reports of differences with his father and aunt Faryal Talpur over the party’s stance on several important matters, including the award of PPP tickets to candidates for the May 11 elections.