Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of President Asif Ali Zardari and chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has a fan following on Facebook, with some wishing him a good visit and welcoming him to India.
Nazia Rehman, a user, wrote on a Facebook page: “welcome to india..khush amadeed”.
Bilawal Bhutto is accompanying his father who is on a day-long trip to India Sunday. Zardari will meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as pay a visit to Ajmer to offer prayers at the revered shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Another Facebook page called “Bilawal Bhutto Lovers Organization” posted: “president Asif Ali Zardari is visiting India, may this visit bring two countries closer.”
“qadam barhao zardari sahab (step forward Mr Zardari),” it exhorted.
Bilawal, born Sep 21, 1988, is the eldest child and only son of late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
A black belt in taekwondo, he is currently studying history at Christ Church, the same Oxford University college that his grandfather Zulfiqar Bhutto attended. His mother was a graduate of the same university, said yet another Facebook page.
Bilawal was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Dec 30, 2007, days after his mother’s assassination.