Though initially dismissed as baseless rumors by PPP top scions two and a half years back, the glamorous world of baby Bhutto has always dazzled the mind of his many Pakistani admirers. After all how many young heirs can take six months off after hardly two months of some hard shouting which of course really tired him up!
Being launched into politics countless times Baby Bhutto through his fiery speeches has won many admirers across the country but could the former foreign minister really have been one of his most zealous admirers?
The affair was first brought into limelight by a Bangladeshi newspaper, which reported that the then married foreign secretary, who has two young children with her millionaire husband, and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the Pakistan People’s Party [PPP] co-chairman, want to marry and have been regularly talking on the telephone and sending one another cards.
The tabloid claimed President Zardari is firmly opposed to their alleged relationship and had sought details of their mobile telephone conversations to establish the facts.
The paper cited “western intelligence agencies” as the source of details of messages the ‘couple’ had sent each other.
Ms Rabbani Khar and her husband immediately dismissed the claims as “reprehensible” and “trash” and slowly and gradually the matter cooled down and was finally forgotten.
But the question remained what really the reality was relating to the matter. Let’s analyze the whole affair from top to bottom.
Firstly Hina has ever since 2013 completely disappeared from the political radar and is nowhere to be seen.
Secondly Hina’s husband and many others in PPP top slots dismissed these rumors as a ploy by Pakistani intelligence to defame Mrs. Khar.
Thirdly all figures which were close to Bilawal and his father have been rewarded with top slots in the present PPP Sindh government. Mrs. Khar is nowhere to be seen.
Fourthly Mrs. Rabbani Khar, the daughter of a powerful Punjab landowner, has already been the subject of many rumours concerning her private life since she first became a minister in General Musharraf’s government in 2004.
There was speculation then that she might marry the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz, but instead she married businessman Firoze Gulzar.
She later stood as a PPP candidate in the 2008 elections and was appointed as finance minister in the new PPP-led government. She won many admirers for her stylish clothes and designer bags during her visit to India last year where the two countries made significant progress in improving their relationship.
Overall it looks the chance of an affair having really gone through are extremely remote and Bilawal with his vast inheritance (extorted from us ofcourse) will certainly attract many more of such rumours in the years to come.
No affair going on ……… get back to work people now!