Bilawal Bhutto takes over as Pakistan’s foreign minister

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has taken over as Pakistan’s foreign minister.

The country’s media Dawn reported the information.

Earlier, he was sworn in as a federal minister by President Arif Ali. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif was present at the time.

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Bilwal, 33, was first elected to the National Assembly in 2016. For the first time, he was appointed as a member of the cabinet.

After the swearing-in, a Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman tweeted that Bhutto had taken over as foreign minister.

State Minister for External Affairs Heena Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Bilwal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also exchanged views with senior officials of the ministry.

Meanwhile, his sister Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari congratulated Bilwal on taking over as foreign minister.

Earlier, several PPP leaders had confirmed to the media that Bilawal Bhutto was going to be Pakistan’s foreign minister. Even then the matter was not confirmed.

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