Can you spot Benazir Bhutto on Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari's shawl?

December 05, 2020 08:36 AM

New Delhi: Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistan prime minister late Benazir Bhutto and ex-Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, on Thursday took to Instagram to share a picture of herself from her engagement ceremony.

Bakhtawar and her fiance Mahmood Choudhry had on November 27 exchanged rings in the presence of family members and bigwigs such as politicians, business magnates, and eminent lawyers at the Bilawal House, Karachi.

On her special day, Bakhtawar wore a beautiful tea pink-coloured outfit and paired with a unique embroidered shawl.

"Can you spot my mother on my shawl," Bakhtawar asked her Instagram followers.

The work of famous designer Nida Azwer, the shawl is beautifully and thoughtfully designed in a way that it is almost narrating Bakhtawar's life journey from being Benazir’s daughter to Mahmood Choudhry’s fiancée.

Dawn has mentioned Nida as describing that the shawl has two pallus, narrating two different stories. While one side has images of the wedding day of Bakhtawar’s parents with her mother Benazir sitting on one side and her father Asif Ali Zardari on the other; Bakhtawar’s childhood where she and her siblings are playing; “an image of her grandmother, a desk with Pakistan’s flag on it, a study with books on the shelves, Bakhtawar with her cellphone and McDonald’s fries and nuggets perhaps because she and her siblings used to like eating them!”

The other side of the shawl unfolds Bakhtawar’s current life events such as her home, garden and pet dogs, and also how she met Mahmood Choudhry, how he proposed to her.

“And then, the central panel is etched with the sun and the sky, with beautiful bids flying on it, holding together the two sides to Bakhtawar’s world,” Dawn quoted the designer as saying.

Bakhtawar's brother and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto did not attend the ceremony as he tested positive for coronavirus on November 26.


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