Hina and her husband are reported to have overruled all rumours over her alleged relationship with Bilawal terming the news as "reprehensible" and "trash". The couple also accused political classes in Islamabad of hatching such conspiracy against Hina and their family.
Earlier, reports had informed that Hina might be sacked as foreign minister following her alleged affair with the president's son. Hina's husband too is reported to have asked for details of her phone calls to establish truth behind all such rumours. Citing the current state by the Khar family, many started speculating - was she forced to break up with 24-year-old Bilawal?
A Bangladeshi tabloid, Weekly Blitz, was the first media organisation to publish a news on Sept 23, 2012 that Hina Rabbani Khar was having an affair with Bilawal Bhutto. They had got the information from a secret western intelligence.
The tabloid published articles informing about Hina and Bilawal's plans of settling down in Switzerland after their marriage. According to the tabloid, Hina had made her mind to give divorce to her millionaire husband Firoze Gulzar with whom she has two daughters.
However, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal's father, became one the hurdles for Bilawal and Hina as the President was upset with his young son's involvement with a woman who is eleven years older than him.
The tabloid even revealed few content from one of the hand-written letters which were sent by Hina to Bilawal. The foreign minister, according to the tabloid, wrote, "The foundation of our relations is eternal and soon we shall be just ourselves."
The tabloid also claimed that Bilawal had threatened to quit PPP when he was advised by his father to end his relationship with Hina.
A senior PPP official claimed that it was a conspiracy by Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) aiming to damage Hina's reputation as ISI blames her for facilitating a UN investigation into thousands of missing people detained by the security forces.
"They are not happy with her. The UN mission received a cold reception but Hina was called in by the president to meet him and the army chief. She crossed some red line," the PPP official was quoted as saying.