New Delhi: The cyberspace in Pakistan is abuzz with people commenting endlessly on reports of an alleged love affair between Bilawal Bhutto and Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar as reported by "The Weekly Blitz", a Bangladeshi tabloid.
The tabloid claimed that the 24-year-old Bilawal is in love with Hina, who is 11 years older than him and is married to influential businessman Firoze Gulzar and has two daughters - Annaya and Dina. Both of them have plans to settle in Switzerland where Bilawal would inherit a fortune oarked by his late mother, the report said. The weekly said its report was based on a secret western intelligence report.
As per The Blitz, President Asif Ali Zardari is completely opposed to this relationship as he thinks it would finish not just his son's political career but also sound the death knell for the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP), founded by Bilawal's grandfather, the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
A Bangladeshi tabloid report of an affair between Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhutto has got Pakistan talking.
Hina Rabbani Khar is poised to end her marriage with millionaire businessman Firoze Gulzar, the report added.
The report further claimed that Asif Ali Zardari caught the duo in a compromising situation inside the President’s house where Bilawal also resides.
The Blitz further claimed that Hina Rabbani Khar sent Bilawal a greeting card on his birthday in 2011 with a hand-written message that read: "The foundation of our relations is eternal and soon we shall be just ourselves."
Despite Zardari’s tough stand, Bilawal is said to be adamant on going ahead with his plan to marry Hina. The tabloid claimed that Bilawal has even threatened to resign as President of PPP.
Bilawal told his father that he would settle in Switzerland with his lady love and her daughters, though later he even told his father that, Hina might leave her daughters with her husband after the divorce.
Unconfirmed reports have surfaced from Pakistan that Firoze Gulzar has asked for call details for two numbers belonging to his wife from the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA). This has apparently lent more credence to the rumour. However, the credible Pakistani newspapers did not carry any report on the matter, causing a section of people to believe that this is nothing but a rumour.