Video blog: Fatima vs Bilawal Bhutto – a brighter future?
This video addresses the two bright youngsters of the Bhutto family, Fatima Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto. Filmed in a way that encourages comparison, the imperative question asked is which one of the two could lead Pakistan to a better future.
The name Bhutto is, most definitely, one that is familiar to each and every Pakistani. With Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the Chairman of the PPP, emerged a family that would continue to play a strong role in Pakistani politics. Even though three of his four children were murdered, Fatima Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto are continuing to carry the family legacy of an active history in politics.
Although the two youngsters are similar in that they have both lost a parent, and are vocal about Pakistani politics, this is as far as their similarities go.
Fatima Bhutto is an ardent writer. She has been overtly critical of her Aunt, and has blamed the death of her father on Benazir Bhutto’s regime. She has made her presence on national and international forums. However, Fatima has no desire to use her family name to enter politics; this, she says, she wasnts to do solely via her prose.
Bilawal Bhutto, on the other hand, was born in Pakistan, but spent most of his life in the UAE, and then went to Oxford University. At the ripe age of 19, he was made the Chaiman of PPP, however, he can hardly speak his mother tongue.
The two youngsters are politically seasoned, have sound educational backgrounds and have had a tremendous amount of exposure. Is this, however, enough to guarantee a bright future to Pakistan?
This video is taken from Carbonated TV
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