Ex-Pak PM Benazir’s daughter Bakhtawar ties the knot with businessman Chaudhry - GulfToday

Ex-Pak PM Benazir’s daughter Bakhtawar ties the knot with businessman Chaudhry


Bakhtawar signs the Nikah documents on her wedding day at Bilawal House Karachi on Saturday. Twitter photo

Tariq Butt, Correspondent

The eldest daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, has got married to Mahmood Chaudhry, the son of a US-based businessman, in a festive occasion blending modernity with tradition. The ceremony to solemnise the Nikah was held at the Bilawal House in Karachi.

The Nikah was solemnised by the spiritual and religious personality belonging to Thatta Ghulam Mohammad Soho.

The Nikah was attended by Zardari, Bilawal, Younas Choudhry and people close to the two families.

Asif Zardari, Bilawal, groom Mahmood Chaudhry and the spiritual leader. Twitter photo

In one of the pictures, Bakhtwar was seen signing the Nikah documents in a traditional “Rasm” with an overstretched delicate dupatta adding to the glamour and shimmery magic of the bridal attire.

Bakhtwar was wearing a beige and gold embellished traditional dress with a subtle touch of contemporary.

She also held on to a contrasting clutch (purse) with gold work too. The ravishing bride wore a chunky ring on her elegantly manicured hands adorned with henna and French manicured nails.

The pictures show a proud and beaming Bilawal sitting with his sister signing the documents.  Later he is seen sitting with the groom Mahmood Chaudhry. The groom was wearing a minimalist off white Sherwani on a crisp white Kurta with a complimenting white traditional “Kullah.”

Bakhtawar and groom Mahmood Chaudhry.

The Rukhsati was traditionally set with Bilawal holding Holy Quran over his sister. It was a blend of tradition and ritual. The ceremony was an intimate friends and family affair.

Some of the noteworthy participants of the event included aunts Sanam Bhutto, Faryal Talpur, Dr Asim Hussain, Anwer Majeed, Sherry Rehman and Shazia Marri.

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The dinner comprised delectable and aromatic Chicken Tikka, succulent Malai Boti, smoky Dhaga Kebab, intense and spicy Kata kat, and other tantalising items.Bilawal and Aseefa Bhutto received the guests.


In his tweet Bilawal described the occasion as "happiest moment in many years to see my sister getting married. Felt like our mother was watching over us in this moment of joy. Wishing them both all the best for their new life together.”

The Bilawal House announced that a limited number of guests attended the events related to the wedding of Bakhtawar in view of standard operating procedures in place against the spread of the coronavirus.

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