LONDON: Bilawal Zardari Bhutto has urged the media to leave him alone and respect his privacy, a week after he was named as PPP Chairman following the tragic murder of her mother and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Addressing a press conference, Bilawal, 19, said he hoped his privacy would be respected while he studied at Oxford University. He said that his father Asif Ali Zardari would be in charge of the party affairs while he completes his studies in the British’s Oxford University.
The news conference in London was the first time the teenager had addressed the world’s media since being thrust into the party chairmanship after her mother was assassinated in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi. Bilawal said that he had agreed to take over from his mother because politics was in his blood. He criticized the some of the media persons for peeping into his personal life. “When I am at Oxford I hope I can be left alone,” he mentioned.
He said that had the Pakistan authorities given his mother adequate protection she would still be alive today. He welcomed the assistance of Scotland Yard in the investigation into his mother’s death, but reiterated a call for a UN led probe into the Liaquat Bagh tragedy.-SANA