New Delhi: Rumours of high-profile romance between Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and President Asif Ali Zardari’s son Bilawal Bhutto are making the rounds in Pakistan, thanks to a Bangladeshi tabloid’s claims.

Bangladeshi media claims that Bilawal Bhutto is in love with the 11 years older Hina Rabbani Khar.

According to weekly tabloid Blitz, President Zardari is miffed and strongly opposed to his son’s entering into marital relations with Khar — who is already married and a mother of two. Meanwhile, Khar is said to have flayed Zardari for his ‘meanness’ and advised him to stay away from her personal affairs, added the tabloid.

Zardari is apparently afraid that the move would jeopardise his son’s political career and is also likely to bring political doom for the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Bilawal is said to have threatened to leave the chairpersonship of PPP, while Khar is poised to end her marriage with Firoze Gulzar, from whom she has two daughters — Annaya and Dina, the report added.

Reportedly, the miffed father had also made several attempts to reconcile the strained relationship of Gulzar and Khar, with an aim to put an end to the secret affair of Bilawal and Khar. However, his undeterred son has plans to go ahead with his plan to marry Hina Rabbani and settle in Switzerland.

The weekly tabloid also claimed that Zardari came to know about their relationship, which they otherwise managed to keep under wraps, when the duo was caught in a compromising situation inside the President’s house, where Bilawal also resides.


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