Husband describes rumours of Hina's affair as rubbish

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Islamabad, Sept 27: The husband of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has dismissed the rumours about her illicit relationship with PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto.

Feroz Gulzar believes that it is actually a campaign to discredit his wife. Geo News said that the Punjab-based industrialist was not ready to comment on what he dubbed as "social media gossip".

Averring that there was "no premise for such trash", Gulzar told the Pakistani TV channel that his cousins had informed him about certain reports on the internet. He claimed to be unaware of the details contained therein because his cousins had rubbished the reports as "not worth reading".

Gulzar denied considering a separation from Hina. To a query whether the United States should be urged to identify the culprits behind "such rumour-mongering", he replied, "It wouldn't be appropriate to ask them for a probe."

Nevertheless, a Bangladeshi tabloid that was the first to throw light on Hina's alleged affair claimed that Gulzar has sought a clarification from her.

According to The Blitz, Hina who is attending a United Nations summit in New York demanded a link of the news story. When her husband forwarded the link, she angrily retorted, "Where did you get all of this rubbish stuff?" and disconnected the phone line.

Gulzar has been suspicious for some time about Hina as she often gifted souvenirs to Bilawal, the tabloid said. Since she also routinely chatted on the Internet with Bilawal, Gulzar once wanted to know what they were chatting about.

Though Hina maintained that their discussions mainly revolved around important political developments and diplomatic issues, her husband was not convinced. She then threatened to leave him.

As per The Blitz, Hina once found out that Gulzar was cheating on her with one of his female employees. Depressed over this, Hina even attempted suicide.

The tabloid also mentioned a heated altercation between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Hina. Zardari was upset that Hina had sent a romantic greeting card to his 'minor son' Bilawal.

However, Hina stressed that it was none of Zardari's business. On hearing about the clash between the president and foreign minister, Bilawal warned that he will quit the top post in the PPP.

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