Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Benazir Bhutto’s daughter, becomes MP


Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, recently took her oath as a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) on April 15. She won uncontested from NA-207 Shaheed Benazirabad, previously held by her father. During her swearing-in, opposition members caused disruption, alleging unfair practices in the election.

Aseefa, 31, is the youngest daughter of the iconic political couple. Her mother, Benazir Bhutto, served as Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister. Aseefa’s entry into politics aligns with her family’s legacy of public service. Her father, Asif Ali Zardari, also served as the President of Pakistan.

Image credit: Aseefa BZ, X (Twitter)

In March, Asif Zardari assumed office as President for the second time. Reports suggested Aseefa might take on the role of First Lady, a position vacant since Benazir Bhutto’s tragic assassination. Aseefa’s involvement in politics became prominent during the Pakistan Peoples Party’s electoral campaign in 2020.

While her siblings, Bilawal and Bhaktawar, were also encouraged to join politics, Aseefa showed a keen interest. She actively participated in political events, rallies, and campaigns, often accompanying her father. Aseefa’s dedication extends beyond politics; she served as Pakistan’s polio eradication ambassador, contributing significantly to the fight against the disease.

Her academic achievements are noteworthy, holding a master’s degree in Public Health from University College London. At 21, she became the youngest Pakistani to address the Oxford Union. Aseefa’s influence extends to social media, where she has millions of followers across various platforms.

Despite her family’s political legacy and her own achievements, Aseefa remains grounded in her commitment to serve the people of Pakistan. Her journey reflects a blend of political heritage, social responsibility, and academic excellence. As she steps into her role as an MNA, Aseefa is poised to contribute positively to Pakistan’s political landscape and continue her family’s legacy of public service.

Repurposed article originally published in She the people

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