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Wednesday Apr 27 2022
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Bilawal Bhutto takes oath as federal minister

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President Arif Alvi administers the oath to newly appointed federal minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. — Photo by author
President Arif Alvi administers the oath to newly appointed federal minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. — Photo by author
  • Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will likely be given the portfolio of foreign ministry.
  • President Arif Alvi administers the oath to the PPP leader.
  • Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari were also present.


ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Wednesday took oath as a federal minister and is likely to be given the portfolio of the foreign ministry.

President Arif Alvi administered the oath to the PPP leader at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, while Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, along with other federal cabinet members, also attended the ceremony.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal's sister Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari were also present at the Aiwan-e-Sadr to see Bilawal take the oath.

Federal Ministers, including Rana Sanaullah, Naveed Qamar, Khurshid Shah, Sherry Rehman, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, also attended the ceremony.

He was later appointed as the foreign affairs minister, according to the Cabinet Division's website.

Following taking oath as federal minister, Bilawal called on President Alvi at the presidency. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and other issues were discussed.

President Alvi congratulated him on assuming his office.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (right) meets President Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, on April 27, 2022. — President House
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (right) meets President Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, on April 27, 2022. — President House

Later, PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari called on the prime minister, while federal ministers Bilawal, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafiq were present during the meeting.

The prime minister congratulated Bilawal on taking the oath as a federal minister and reiterated the resolve to overcome the prevailing challenges through mutual cooperation.

During the meeting, they discussed the overall political situation in the country.

(L to R) Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and Railways Minister Khawaja Asif. — APP
(L to R) Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and Railways Minister Khawaja Asif. — APP

The prime minister said that the country’s development was linked with the supremacy of the constitution and the democratic process.

'Youngest foreign minister'

Taking to her Twitter handle, Aseefa wrote: "Congratulations to the youngest Foreign Minister in Pakistan's history @BBhuttoZardari." 

"The task is daunting, and the previous government have hurt our international standing but I have no doubt that you will make our country, party, and family proud," she added.