Bilawal Bhutto to take over PPP as Asif Zardari likely to step down

04:35 PM | 23 Sep, 2015
Bilawal Bhutto to take over PPP as Asif Zardari likely to step down
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has decided to step down after which his son Bilawal Bhutto will take control over the party affairs.

According to Dunya TV, the former president has decided to become head of the party, however, all the powers will be transferred to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.


Moreover, it has been decided to annex the Parliamentarians group of PPP into Bhutto group.

The decisions were taken during recent two-day meetings in Dubai, which concluded today (Wednesday).

Majority of the party members have endorsed the decisions however the final approval will take place during CEC meeting.


Sources said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will announce party’s next policy on PPP’s foundation day on November 30.

The party leaders have decided not to resign from the assemblies and the option of restoring PPP in its original shape was also reviewed.

The senior leadership of Pakistan People's Party has been facing arrests over corruption scandals. The National Accountability Bureau is prosecuting against former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Amin Fahim and Zardari's adviser Dr Asim Hussain.