Zardari's legal woes may pave way for son Bilawal to power

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London, Nov.28 (ANI): As Bilawal Bhutto, the son of assassinated Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, nears end of his degree course at the University of Oxford here, possibilities are that he could well step into the shoes of his father as Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman.

While Zardari's own chair is under threat, people believe his son may finally step into the country's political limelight in order to garner support for his father and resurrect the PPP, which appears to be under tremendous pressure from a coalition of opposition parties.

As the demand for Zardari's neck grows by the day following the expiry of the special amnesty ordinance (National Reconciliation Ordinance), Zardari junior, in all likelihood would return to the country to pull his father and the party out of the myriad of problems they face.

Though Zardari has been trying hard to counter all efforts being made to malign his image in order to force him to step down, he has failed miserably to improve the country's situation, where both the failing economy, as well as terrorism has acquired gargantuan proportions.

According to an article in one of the leading British dailies, Zardari faces twin threats: from lawyers and from the army.

"Uneasy at his strategy of hitting the Taleban hard. He has proved more pro-Western than the US and Britain had expected.

Equally, that has made him the target of the huge anti-US movement in Pakistan. That could create an opening for his son, if he wants the job," The Times said. (ANI)

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