|Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to contest 2013 elections|
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will contest for the seat of National Assembly from Lyari in the 2013 elections.
Kachhi Coordination Committee Chairman, Muhammad Hussain said President Zardari has directed Bilawal Bhutto to contest 2013 General Elections from Lyari.
According to an earlier report in The Express Tribune, PPP leaders said that Bilawal would not be jumping headfirst into politics and would first learn the workings of the party inside-out.
“Bilawal has specifically expressed interest in the party’s youth wing, which was very dear to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto,” MNA Farahnaz Isphahani said.
“He will be looking into modernising the Peoples Youth Organisation, and bringing in new ideas, media technology etc through intellectual and practical exercises.”
Bilawal, who turns 23 this September, is two years away from being eligible to run for a provincial or national assembly seat. Having graduated from Oxford University last year, he could emerge as PPP’s much-needed progressive voice, given what appears to be his interest in social issues and stance on minorities.