Youngest Bhutto, Aseefa, to make her political debut at opposition’s Multan rally

In this undated photo, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, center, the youngest daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is addressing a rally. (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)
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Updated 30 November 2020

Youngest Bhutto, Aseefa, to make her political debut at opposition’s Multan rally

  • The 27 year old Bhutto has never before addressed a large scale political gathering
  • Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week

ISLAMABAD: The sister of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman and youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Aseefa, is going to make her political debut at the opposition alliance rally in Multan on Monday, the PPP provincial secretary general said.

The 27-year-old Bhutto, who is an ambassador for polio vaccination awareness, has never taken part in a large-scale political gathering but PPP has confirmed that she will be addressing the crowd in her brother Bilawal Bhutto’s absence, who is quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
“The leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will start addressing the gathering at noon, and Aseefa will speak at 2 o’ clock,” Faisal Karim Kundi, KPK’s PPP General Secretary told Arab News on Sunday.
The PDM is an 11-party alliance of Pakistan’s main opposition parties who are campaigning nationwide at rallies attended by tens of thousands, to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and calling for early elections.
The Multan rally, in eastern Punjab province, is the PDM’s fourth large scale gathering amid sharp government criticism in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the country.


Pakistan ready to tap into Kuwait's skilled labor market — envoy

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Pakistan ready to tap into Kuwait's skilled labor market — envoy

  • Pakistan committed to provide skilled labor to Kuwait in line with its Vision 2035 to diversify economy and strengthen relations with Asia
  • Pakistanis make up one of the largest groups of foreigners living and working in Kuwait

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is ready to provide skilled workers to Kuwait's labor market, the Pakistani ambassador to the Gulf country said on Thursday, after a meeting with a top official of the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower.
Ambassador Syed Sajjad Haider and Pakistan’s deputy head of mission, Tahreem Ilyas, met with Public Authority for Manpower director general Ahmad Al-Mousa to discuss issues related to Pakistani workers in Kuwait.
"Pakistan is ready to provide experienced and skilled manpower according to the demands of the Kuwaiti labor market," Ambassador Haider said, as quoted in a report by Kuwait Times, which was shared by the Pakistani embassy on social media.

He also expressed hope that the number of Pakistani workers in Kuwait would increase in the future.
In October, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis, Zulfikar Bukhari, said that Pakistan was committed to the development of Kuwait and would provide skilled workforce in multiple sectors aligned with Kuwait’s Vision 2035 to diversify the economy away from oil and strengthen relations with Asia.
Pakistanis make up one of the largest groups of foreigners living and working in Kuwait.