A top party leader said on Saturday that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will take oath as Pakistan’s foreign minister in a day or two, putting an end to rumours that the government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s allies aren’t on the same page. The 33-year-old son of the Bhutto-Zardari dynasty, who is the front-runner for the coveted post of foreign minister, did not take the oath on Tuesday, prompting suspicion about his unwillingness to join the new government.
In a chat with media in London, Qamar Zaman Kaira, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, revealed that Bilawal will take oath as foreign minister in a day or two.
Bilawal travelled to London the day after he declined to take the oath as foreign minister, where he met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, with whom he discussed the “overall political situation” in Pakistan and pledged to work together on issues of politics and national interest.
The two main political parties, the PPP and the PML-N, have alternated in power in the country.