ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (KUNA) — The 19-year-old son of Pakistans assassinated leader, Benazir Bhutto, was Sunday appointed as the new chairman of her party and his father the co-chairman as well as christened with new name to give him “Bhutto” identity.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was appointed the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman along with his father, Asif Ali Zardari, at a high-level party meeting in Larkana, Bhutto hometown, Fehmida Mirza, a PPP leader told KUNA. The meeting also discussed the crucial issue of taking part in the January 8 elections, despite of the 40-day mourning period.
A party source said that the party will not boycott the elections.
The party was to formally announce decisions about elections and party leadership at a press conference shortly.