According to reports, the engagement ceremony of Bakhtawar Bhutto is expected to be an intimate ceremony with only families present in attendance.
Bakhtawar Bhutto, the daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari, is set to exchange rings with Mahmood Chaudhry, son of US-based businessman, Younus Chaudhry on Friday.
The preparations for the engagement ceremony have been completed at the Bilawal House, where guests have been asked to follow coronavirus SOPs. The former president will be making a brief appearance at the ceremony since he is currently under treatment, as quoted by several media outlets.
Earlier, on Friday morning, Bakhtawar released an emotional message on Twitter ahead of her engagement ceremony scheduled today.
She expressed gratitude to the people for sending her felicitation and warm wishes. The daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto hinted at an intimate ceremony with few people in attendance.
Very sentimental & emotional day. So grateful for everyone’s love & prayers. Especially our PPP family whom I know are eager to participate. InshAllah this is only the beginning – will be able to celebrate in a post Covid world. Please keep SMBB and our family in your prayers💗🤗
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) November 27, 2020
Reportedly, other leaders also confirmed the presence of close family members and friends in the engagement ceremony. PPP leader Shehla Raza has confirmed the ceremony to be an intimate affair.
Will Bilawal Bhutto attend the ceremony?
Meanwhile, brother Bilawal Bhutto may miss the engagement ceremony after he tested positive for coronavirus yesterday. Raza has said that he is currently in discussion with the doctors if he can attend the ceremony or not.
A few days ago, he went into self-isolation after his political secretary Jameel Soomro also tested positive for coronavirus.
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According to the sources, the entire staff of Bilawal House in Karachi has been directed to undergo COVID-19 tests on the directives issued by President Asif Ali Zardari. The staff, including security personnel, will not be allowed to enter inside without a PCR Test.
In his tweet, the senior journalist further informed that Bilawal would be spending the next days in strict isolation. He caught the virus after Peshawar Jalsa of the Pakistan Democratic Movement last week.
Fake video of engagement ceremony
Bakhtawar Bhutto negated the authenticity of videos of her engagement ceremony circulating on social media on Thursday. Bakhtawar took to Twitter yesterday to categorically debunk the authenticity of a video shared by an internet user, associating it with her engagement ceremony.
“These are not my videos nor have anything to do with me. If reading isn’t your specialty (clearly says 27th on the leaked cards), then perhaps basic vision will allow you to see Bakhtawar is not in any of these videos, neither are her very identifiable family members,” wrote Bakhtawar in a tweet.
These are obviously not my videos nor have anything to do with me. If reading isn’t your speciality (clearly says 27th on the leaked cards) then perhaps basic vision will allow you to see Bakhtawar is not in any of these videos neither are her very identifiable family members. https://t.co/Y5FbHulOMm
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) November 25, 2020
In the past two days, a video from an unknown source circulated on social media. The video was from a wedding function, showing people dancing to the songs. A score of other PPP leaders has also denied the fake video. Perhaps, it was a clickbait video to gain attention on social media.
Later the internet user, named Anees Jilani, apologized to Bakhtawar for sharing a fake video of the engagement ceremony.
“I am sorry. I have deleted references to your engagement. [The] purpose was not to malign you or the family. Please enjoy the engagement, and best wishes for your future,” Jillani tweeted.
Soon after the announcement of her engagement, fake images of her fiance circulated on social media. The man actually was a PPP worker from Birmingham who was mistaken as her fiance.
GVS News Desk