Asifa Bhutto Zardari has stepped into active politics with the PDM jalsa in Multan on Monday.
Her appearance at the political public gathering is reminding Pakistanis of her late mother Benazir Bhutto.
Born on February 3, 1993, Asifa is the youngest daughter of former PM Benazir and former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Her presence at the PDM gathering and to step into national politics was made final after Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tested positive for Covid-19 a week ago.
According to senior PPP leader, Naveed Chaudhry Asifa was already active in Sindh’s politics where she was assisting her aunt Faryal Talpur in political matters.
“Asifa has done commendable work in Sindh in the fight against polio. She also actively assists Faryal Talpur in other social work. Now, the party has decided to involve her in mainstream politics,” he said.
According to PPP sources, Asifa takes a keen interest in politics, often exchanging notes with her father and elder brother on political issues. And it’s her own decision to step into national politics.
The source said the decision to involve Asifa in the Multan gathering was taken by Asif Ali Zardari in consultation with Bilawal.
“Asifa is also more than happy to be part of Multan jalsa,” the source added.
Asifa Bhutto Zardari’s, 27, presence in Multan today reminds Pakistanis of late Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto.
Impressive wild card entry by @AseefaBZ in political arena of #Pakistan with a victory sign signaling retreat of ruling junta which boasted not to allow the jalsa on foundation day of #PPP— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) November 30, 2020
A political career launched by breaking down barriers. #AsefaSymbolOfResistence pic.twitter.com/umt7g1zQio
She arrived at the Multan Airport earlier in the day to participate in PDM’s public gathering at Qila Qasim Bagh Stadium.
پی ڈی ایم ملتان جلسہ: پی ڈی ایم کے کارکن رکاوٹیں ہٹا کر قاسم باغ سٹیڈیم جلسہ گاہ پہنچ گئے۔ پولیس کی جانب سے کارروائی سے اجتناب کیا جا رہا ہے، عاصمہ بھٹو نے ریلی سے بھی خطاب کیا #مولاناتیرےسنگ_رہیں_گے #AsifaBhuttoZardari pic.twitter.com/dWc7ZfM2xB— BreakingNews (@CapitalDiplo) November 30, 2020
The reflection of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, BiBi @AseefaBZ has arrived at Multan Airport today to represent her brother Chairman @BBhuttoZardari at the #PPP53rdFoundationDay and to address a massive #PDMMultanJalsa #MultanJalsaTuHoGa pic.twitter.com/VnvQiIeEDU— GM Buriro (@buriroGM) November 30, 2020
A daughter after 20years visiting and witnessing the same situation along with her jiyalas. This bravery and courage makes her bhutto— Saba Hyder (@SabaHyder1) November 30, 2020
– she is Asifa Bhutto Zardari .
سابق وزیراعظم و رہنما پیپلز پارٹی یوسف رضا گیلانی کا پی ڈی ایم جلسہ ملتان میں خطاب۔#PDMJalsaMultan #PDMSpreadingCOVID #AsifaBhuttoZardari @BBhuttoZardari @MediaCellPPP @MaryamNSharif pic.twitter.com/yyzV1HM1lP— ANC (@ANC32232518) November 30, 2020
Multan: Asifa Bhutto Zardari reached Gilani House— Muhammad Mairaj (@MairajPpp) November 30, 2020
Multan: Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and his daughter @Fiza_Gilani received
Multan: @AseefaBZ will lead the rally#PPPFoundationDay#JalsaTouHoga #PDMJalsaMultan #freekasim pic.twitter.com/GBBeQIjZFV
Earlier today the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani ordered the police to remove containers and barriers which were placed to block the roads leading towards Qila Qasim Bagh Stadium, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally venue.