Former Pakistan PM Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s granddaughter, Fatima, ties knot in Karachi

The granddaughter of Pakistan’s former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Fatima Bhutto, tied the knot in Karachi in a closed ceremony.

As per the information shared by the bride’s brother Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the nikkah ceremony of Fatima, niece of Benazir Bhutto and daughter of Murtaza Bhutto, took place at the family’s residence at 70 Clifton in Karachi.

“On behalf of our father, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and the Bhutto family, I’m very happy to share some happy news. My sister Fatima and Graham were married in an intimate nikkah ceremony yesterday at our home, 70 Clifton,” Zulfikar Ali Bhutto tweeted.

“The ceremony was attended by Fatima’s loved ones in our grandfather’s library, a place that means a lot to my dear sister. Due to the difficult circumstances felt by our fellow countrymen and women, we all felt it would be inappropriate to celebrate lavishly,” he added.

For the wedding, Fatima wore a white Anarkali suit that she paired with bangles and a silver maang tikka. Her husband, on the other hand, wore a white Pathani suit.

As per The Express Tribune, Fatima Bhutto was born on May 29, 1982. She has written several books, including a memoir titled ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’, which narrates the story of her family’s turbulent political history. She’s also the author of the novel ‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon’, which explores the lives of people in a small Pakistani town near the Afghan border.

Moreover, Fatima has also contributed to articles and essays to various international publications such as The Guardian, The Financial Times and The New York Times.

Her family has a significant imprint in Pakistan’s political history. While her grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was the prime minister of the country, her aunt Benazir Bhutto, too, served as the country’s premier. The former was executed in 1979 after being overthrown in a military coup, while the latter was assassinated on December 27, 2007.

However, according to The Express Tribune, Fatima Bhutto has largely remained out of the political spotlight, focusing instead on her career as a writer and activist and has been critical of the traditional political system in Pakistan. (With ANI inputs)


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