6 years since Benazir's death, now her daughters to join politics?
Islamabad, Dec 27: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated on this date six years ago, said on the occasion of his mother's death anniversary that two of his sisters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa, would also join politics like him.
The 25-year-old leader took over as the chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which was formed by Benazir's father and another former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, after his mother's death.
The PPP was thrown out of power in May this following a unimpressive campaign marred by Taliban violence.
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated after an election rally on Dec 27, 2007
Bilawal said all children of Benazir bhutto would begin to take part in active politics before the next election. There is, however, no confirmation yet that Bilawal will try to enter the parliament by contesting a by-election.
During his speech, Bilawal slammed the Taliban for carrying out deadly attacks "in the name of Islam" and said "they are not humans". He also said that the USA's drone attacks would succeed little in ending extremism in Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun attack on December 27, 2007, after she addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi. The PPP came to power after the elections that followed and the government led by it completed five years in office, the first-ever in the history of Pakistan.