Hina Rabbani Khar, Bilawal Bhutto having love affair

A Bangladeshi tabloid has broken news of a sensational romantic affair between Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhutto, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari. The country is said to be abuzz with news of the love affair, and the couple’s plans to marry and move to in Switzerland. 

Bilawal, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, is 11 years younger than Khar, the Weekly Blitzof Bangladesh reported. Khar, 34, who is already married to millionaire businessman Firoze Gulzar and has two daughters named Annaya and Dina, is seeking a divorce. 

Bilawal Bhutto with Hina Rabbani Khar

The report alleges that the affair came to light when Bilawal and Khar were caught in a compromising position in Zardari's official residence. The President, who then obtained mobile call records between his only son Bilawal and his foreign affairs minister Khar to confirm the affair, is said to be absolutely furious. 

It was also revealed that Khar sent Bilawal a greeting card on September 21 last year for his birthday with a hand-written message stating: “The foundation of our relations is eternal and soon we shall be just ourselves.”
Bilawal also received a “special gift” from Khar on Eid Ul Fitr and a flower bouquet and a hand-written greeting card stating – “We waited enough.... it’s time to give an end to our waiting. Eid Mubarak!” 

Bilawal Bhutto and Hina rabbani

Reports said that when Zardari learnt of the affair, he called Khar and made no secret of his intense disapproval. But Khar, reportedly, asked him to refrain from “poking his nose into her personal affairs”, the report said. 

She even threatened to resign from the ministry as well as membership of Pakistan Peoples Party. The report also claims that in an attempt to discourage Khar from the relationship, Zardari used government machinery against the business interests of Khar’s husband, but failed in his endeavour. 

Despite Zardari’s aggressive attitude towards the unlikely romance, Bilawal appears determined to go ahead with plans to marry Khar. He too has threatened to resign from the PPP.

Hina Rabbani

"He even told Zardari that he will shift to Switzerland with Khar and her daughters”, though later he told his father that Khar might “leave her daughters with her husband after the divorce”, said the report, which cites Western intelligence inputs as its source. 

Bilawal bhutto with his dad

Sources close to the Zardari family said that Bilawal is prepared to quit politics and leave the country this year end or early 2013. Khar is also expected to resign from the ministry around the same time. Khar’s marriage began to crumble two years ago when Gulzar was caught having an affair with a female staffer. 

She informed her father and they collected evidence of Gulzar’s extra-marital affairs. It was then, sources said, that Khar, who was devastated by the betrayal of her husband, allegedly attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills.

Hina rabbani Khar

It was during this turbulent time of her life that the friendship between Khar and Bilawal blossomed. Bilawal Bhutto is the legal nominee of Benazir Bhutto's secret wealth, allegedly worth $ 930 million, in Switzerland, along with some properties.

To Know More about Hina Rabbani Khar see Below:

Hina Rabbani Khar was born on January 19, 1977 in Multan. Proud of her ancestral village and all that life gave her, Hina is a buoyantly zestful lady. A graduate of ‘University of Massachusetts - USA’, she has all that it takes to be a leader. A businesswoman by profession, she graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 1999, and received her M.Sc. degree in Management from University of Massachusetts, U.S.A in 2001.

She has her roots in Village ‘Khar Gharbi’ located in Tehsil Kot Addu, and politically affiliated now with PPPP. She got elected as Member of National Assembly (MNA) in 2008 elections from NA-177, Muzaffargarh-II for the second time. Earlier, she won the elections in 2002 from the platform of PML-Q and was the Parliamentary Secretary for Economic Affairs and Statistics.

Hina Rabbani Khar remained Pakistan’s State Minister for Economic Affairs. The State Ministers report directly to the Prime Minister and hold specific portfolios. In Hina’s case, she was responsible for international (multilateral and bilateral) grants and loans. Her Ministry’s the official signatory for any project that is launched in Pakistan with foreign financial assistance. Her father, Ghulam Rabbani Khar, drove Hina into politics, setting her on a different path from the hotel management career she had been pursuing with great zeal. She is a co-owner of the Polo Lounge, an upscale, popular restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Grounds.

Lahore Polo Loungue

She feels that being in the Federal Government is as good as it can get. She has no issues, whatsoever, with being a woman. In fact, she feels that it is more positive than negative as one gets a lot more recognition and opportunities, and a lot of it has to do with how professional the person is. Her age did matter at times, because by any standard, she is quite very young to be in such a position. However her rich work experience and on-the-job training helped her and above all she took herself seriously; so did everyone else. She regards President Musharraf and Ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz as leaders of great worth. To her both these leaders are highly educated and professional and they surely made a difference.

Elaborating on the policies of President Musharraf, she expressed her regard for President Musharraf as a visionary leader. She acknowledged the people of Pakistan as resilient and strong but detested few segments of our society: who adopt a western culture and regard it as something good. She feels that there has been a huge revolution in the last few years. She graduated in 1999 from LUMS and then left for USA. In these six years, she feels that there has been a paradigm shift. The society has moved towards modernization and westernization. Hina Khar feels that today it is hard to distinguish Pakistan's urban citizens from the Westerners. However, she opined that it can be done with sophistication, if at all it’s necessary. She cannot stand people who are not proud to be Pakistanis, whether they are here in Pakistan or settled abroad. She hates people changing their names to be ‘vilayati’ (foreign) and acquired accents and other things of the sort. She believes we have to understand and accept the culture we're living in and be proud of it to really stand out on our own. Emulating selective aspects of another culture doesn't really translate into true social progress.

She is a proud Pakistani and regards this very feeling as her most treasured asset. She really feels proud of whatever God has given her: her family, her village, her background, and everything. She feels that Pakistan has a great deal to offer. She loves trekking. She recollected her visit to Nanga Parbat and K2 (with the ‘LUMS Adventure Society’) with joyfulness; nostalgia gripped her and she appreciated the diversity of the landscape and the hospitality of people as enough to warm one’s heart towards this country. In Pakistan, people and places make you feel welcome. Freedom of expression is also a thing, unique to Pakistan. She said that even in the remotest areas, one can sit at a railway station to have tea with the porters and have a real conversation with them. Then, during the elections process, when she visited her constituents, she found them to be hospitable in spite of their limited means. A guy earning Rs.3000 a month will lay out a feast for his guests. It all speaks to the generous and warm nature of our culture, which is definitely something we should be proud of!

She considers herself extremely lucky. She is happy for the way her mind is constantly challenged in terms of working hours, the changes she can make, and the room for innovation is just tremendous. She has been able to make some changes that aren’t very popular, but in the long term they are great for Pakistan, e.g. in the telecommunications and banking sectors. However she feels that on the flip side, there are no guarantees in the political field, so she did not comment on how much control she has over making it a lifelong career. She regards working with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and President Musharraf as one of the biggest factors in her sense of pride for Pakistan.

Hina Rabbani Khar has travelled to USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. She is single and enjoys riding, reading and travelling. She is also a member of the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) Pakistan.

She is articulate, brilliant, enterprising, and very far-sighted even at such a young age. Moreover, she is humble, approachable, professional, and knows her job very well. At the end of the day, if we have more people like her in our government, perhaps Pakistan’s positive image won’t need any marketing beyond simply introducing them to the world


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