Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, has tied the knot in Karachi.
The nikkah ceremony of Fatima Bhutto, daughter of Murtaza Bhutto and niece of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, took place at the family’s residence at 70 Clifton in Karachi.
Fatima’s brother, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Junior, shared the details of the wedding on social media, posting a picture of the couple and congratulating the newlyweds.
“On behalf of our father, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and the Bhutto family, I’m very happy to share some happy news. My sister Fatima and Graham were married in an intimate nikkah ceremony yesterday at our home, 70 Clifton,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.
On behalf of our father, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and the Bhutto family, I’m very happy to share some happy news. My sister Fatima and Graham were married in an intimate nikkah ceremony yesterday at our home, 70 Clifton. pic.twitter.com/SQjPB4yB7r
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto ذوالفقار علي ڀٽو (@BhuttoZulfikar) April 28, 2023
“The ceremony was attended by Fatima’s loved ones in our grandfather’s library, a place that means a lot to my dear sister. Due to the difficult circumstances felt by our fellow countrymen and women, we all felt it would be inappropriate to celebrate lavishly.”
He also called for prayers for the couple.
The event was reportedly a private affair, with only close friends and family in attendance. The bride and groom have not yet made a public statement about their wedding.
The Bhutto family has a long history in Pakistani politics, with several members serving as prime ministers or playing key roles in the Pakistan People’s Party. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto himself was executed in 1979 after being overthrown in a military coup.
Despite the family’s political legacy, Fatima Bhutto has largely remained out of the political spotlight, focusing instead on her career as a writer and activist and has been critical of the traditional political system in Pakistan.
Born on 29 May 1982, Fatima has written several books, including a memoir titled “Songs of Blood and Sword,” which tells the story of her family’s turbulent political history, and the novel “The Shadow of the Crescent Moon,” which explores the lives of people in a small Pakistani town near the Afghan border.
In addition to her books, she has contributed articles and essays to various international publications, such as The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.