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Monday, December 3, 2012

Fatima, Benazir's niece, to fight polls

Fatima Bhutto
There may be bad news for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal, chairman of the ruling PPP: Benazir Bhutto’s niece Fatima Bhutto, grandaughter of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, may contest in the next general elections.

Fatima’s mother Ghinwa Bhutto, who leads the breakaway PPP (Shaheed Bhutto), said her daughter had decided to join active politics. She said in Bahawalpur that Fatima will “contest to the National Assembly from Liaquatpur NA-192”. Fatima herself, though, tweeted she was not joining politics, and had earlier said she “ruled a political career out entirely due to the effect of dynasties on Pakistan”.

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