Friday, June 26

Why is Bilawal sitting in this meeting?

Please see this picture closely (click to see enlarged picture) because I cannot get over Bilawal Zardari-Bhutto accompanying his father to a high-level meeting with Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai. Can you ever imagine Obama bringing one of his daughters to a meeting like this or, for that matter, Bush one of his? I know there are more important crises in Pakistan right now (the refugees, the economy, the Taliban), but I cannot let this go, even though I probably should.

I just have one question: Why is Bilawal sitting there? A 20-year-old, who does not even know how to tie his shoes. What does it say about Zardari's priorities that Bilawal is sitting closer to his father and Barack Obama than either Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Bilawal's left or Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the US to Qureshi's left?

There is no rational reason why Bilawal Bhutto should be sitting in on an extremely important meeting with equally important leaders.

Could this be the "Divine Right Of The Kings" doctrine being implemented? Are these the new King and Crown Prince for us Pakistanis?


Anonymous said...

Do you think Americans freaked out about Chelsea Clinton sitting in on meetings abroad while Clinton was President?

My gosh, Bilawal actually is the chairman of the PPP too.

This is such a grasping of straw.

Aamer Waqas Chaudhary said...

Whatever is the case of Chelsea....the Americans should have taken notice of this.
I believe that these politicians are using public money for their personal gains, which is evident from this case as well.
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has no official position, and is not serving the country in any capacity. Holding Party portfolio is the PPP's internal matter, and has nothing to do with managing the affairs of Pakistan.
If it is a matter of his grooming, then it should be done from bulky Bhutto-Zardari pocket.

Asim said...

I ask you what right does Zardari have of sitting in that meeting. In case you have forgotten Pakistan is a parliamentary democracy where the PM is the head of Government whereas the President is just the titular head of State, if you do not object to that than please dont object to AZ taking who ever he wants to wherever he wants to.