The daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari is all set to get engaged to a US-based businessman in Karachi on November 27.
“President Asif Ali Zardari is pleased to announce, with the grace of God, the engagement of his and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari with Mr Mahmood Chaudhry on November 27, 2020,” a statement released by the Pakistan Peoples Party said.
Invitation cards for Bakhtawar’s engagement were widely circulated on social media. As per the invitation, the engagement ceremony will take place at Bilawal House, Karachi whereas the couple’s Mehndi will also be held at the same venue — which has been scheduled for January 27, 2021.
The invitation also bore a note requesting all guests to RSVP with the Bilawal House management and email a scanned copy of their negative Covid-19 PCR test result 24 hours prior to the event. “This is a mandatory requirement for security clearance,” it added.
Meanwhile, the notice further read that all guests will be barred from photography and mobile phones will not be permitted inside the venue.
“We thank you in advance for adhering to our safety protocols to keep you and your loved ones safe, and enable us all to enjoy the occasion,” it read.
Her finance Mahmood Chaudhry is the son of businessman Younas Chaudhry. The Chaudhry family is based in the United States and reportedly owns business in Dubai as well, according to sources in the PPP.
Bakhtawar, holds a Masters Honors in English from the University of Edinburgh, is an education enthusiast and actively works for Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).
Her efforts played a significant role in the establishment of the Stem Cell Research Laboratory at Karachi Campus.