FOREIGN MINISTER OF PAKISTAN
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Born on 21 September 1988, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari became the youngest Foreign Minister of Pakistan (37th) on 27 April 2022. He heads the second largest coalition party, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the current Government.
On 30 December 2007, he became Chairman of PPP and has led the Party since the untimely and tragic loss of his beloved mother and Party’s charismatic leader, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, first woman Prime Minister and head of a democratic government in a Muslim country. As the Chairman of PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari draws inspiration from his grandfather, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed and his parents, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, and wants to continue their legacy of serving the people of Pakistan.
He became a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on 13 August 2018. On 5 March 2019, he was elected, unopposed, as the Chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Human Rights. He has been a devout advocate for democracy and freedom of expression, as well as an ardent supporter of women empowerment, social justice, minority rights, parity, religious and interfaith harmony. Earlier, as a leader of second largest opposition party in the parliament, he campaigned against inflation and infringement of human rights.
As a head of the PPP, he oversees the running of Pakistan’s second largest province, Sindh, through his party’s provincial government. He has spearheaded the improvement in Human Development Index (HDI) in the province.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attained a degree in History and Politics from Oxford University, United Kingdom.