PHOTOS: When Hina Rabbani and Bilawal Bhutto scandal rocked Pak
Jan 17, 2013, 16:52 PM IST
This political scandal of an era in Pakistan had a Bangladeshi hand. It was September last year when Bangladeshi tabloid Blitz reported that Pakistan’s foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar is suspected to be in a relationship with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of President Zardari.
Blitz reported extensively on the affair. The tabloid was quoted saying, “While the affair between Hina Rabbani Khar and Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal might be a bit of a surprise to the outside world, many people who move in the power corridors of Pakistan have been privy to this news for some time now. While Hina’s high profile ministerial position makes it difficult for her to go on shopping trips with her lover in London and Switzerland, these visits have happened in the past.”
After the reports Hina-Bilawal's alleged relationship went viral on the internet and in media. However, Bhutto and Khar families have not made any statement on the issue so far.
The report also describe how the ‘affair’ came to light and what both Hina and Bilwal are threatening to do. Read on to find how the alleged affair between two political honchos shook the very foundation of Pakistan's already vulnerable democracy.
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Discussed in hushed tones in Islamabad, the romance came out in public following Blitz's story. According to the article, the 24-year-old chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples' Party and the minister, 11 years older, are in love and plan to settle in Switzerland.
President Asif Ali Zardari, it says, is vehemently opposed to his son’s eagerness to marry the mother-of-two daughters. He fears such a move would jeopardize Bilawal’s political career and spell doom for the party.
The report claims Zardari caught the two in a compromising position at his residence and in an effort to break them up, unsuccessfully used government machinery against Gulzar’s business interests.
It also says Khar, who reportedly wants to end her marriage, sent Bilawal a birthday card with a hand-written message: “The foundation of our relation is eternal and soon we shall be just ourselves.”
An MMS whose autheticity is not yet established claims to have caught Hina and Bilawal in a lip-lock. The MMS has gone viral on the internet since September.