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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, addresses a news conference in Naudero, near Larkana, Pakistan on Decmber 30, 2007. Benazir' Bhotto's husband Asif Ali Zardari and son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were appointed to succeed the slain Pakistani opposition leader. (UPI Photo).
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Bilawal Zardari Bhutto (Sindhi: بلاول ڀٽو زرداري, Urdu: بلاول بھٹو زرداری, born 21 September 1988) is the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, and the eldest child of the late Pakistani politician and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari, the current President of Pakistan. Chairman Bhutto Zardari is also the grandson of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first popularly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan and father of Benazir Bhutto, who held the distinction of being the first female elected head of government of any Islamic country. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari belongs to a Sindhi family.

Initially studying at Karachi Grammar School. during his mother’s second term in office as Prime Minister, Bilawal attended Froebel's International School in Islamabad Pakistan. He later attended Rashid School For Boys in Dubai, where he was Vice President of the student council. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo. After studying Modern History at the University of Oxford he graduated in June 2010.

Bilawal was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party on 30 December 2007. His father, Asif Ali Zardari, had been named the new chairman in Benazir Bhutto's will, but he asked for his son to be appointed instead. Asif will be co-chairman. In the same press conference Asif also announced that Bilawal would henceforth use the name "Bilawal Bhutto Zardari", whereas he was previously known as "Bilawal Zardari". The website of the Pakistan Peoples Party now refers to him as Bilawal Zardari Bhutto.

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