Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, ex-president Asif Ali Zardari and fiancee Mahmood Chaudhry are set to tie the knot on January 29th, Bilawal House announced on Friday.
According to the Bilawal House sources, a Milad function will be held on January 24 at Bilawal House while a simple Mehndi ceremony will take place on 27th of this month.
A spokesperson of Bilawal House said that the nikkah ceremony of Bakhtawar and Mahmood Choudhary will be held on January 29 whereas the Barat is scheduled a day later on January 30.
He maintained that around 1,000 guests are invited to the wedding. The spokesperson further said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has suspended his political activities for one week on the special occasion.
Mahmood Chaudhry, the groom-to-be, has also reached Karachi from Dubai on Thursday night via Emirates flight EK600.
The two got engaged on November 27, 2020, in an intimate ceremony held at the Bilawal House Karachi. A limited number of people — including few senior politicians, PPP leaders, business giants, real estate tycoons, prominent lawyers, some legislators and close relatives— were invited to the event.
During the engagement ceremony, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and her fiancé Mahmood Choudhry had exchanged the rings. Both Bakhtawar and her fiancé had worn traditional oriental attires on the special occasion.
Bilawal who a day before diagnosed with coronavirus infection participated in the ceremony via the video-link to virtually thank its guests for their attendance.
Who is Mahmood Choudhary?
According to the PPP’s media cell, Dubai-based Choudhary is the son of Mohammad Younas Choudhary and Begum Suriya Choudhary and manages a diversified business. The faimly hails “from the old town of Lahore, Pakistan.”
“Mr Younas migrated to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1973, where through hard work he established businesses in the construction and transport industry,” a statement issued by the PPP earlier read.
“Mahmood, the last born of five siblings, was born on July 28, 1988 in the city of Abu Dhabi,” it added.