Fatima Bhutto, Granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Gets Married in Karachi

Fatima Bhutto Gets Married in Karachi

Fatima Bhutto, a noted writer and columnist who is the granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, got married to Graham (Gibran) in a simple wedding ceremony at 70 Clifton in Karachi.

Fatima’s brother, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Junior, announced the news on Instagram, saying, “I am pleased to share some happy news on behalf of our father, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto, and the Bhutto family. My sister Fatima and Graham were married in an intimate nikkah ceremony this evening at our home, 70 Clifton.”

He added, “The ceremony was held in our grandfather’s library, a place that holds a special significance for my dear sister and was attended by her loved ones.”

Due to the challenging circumstances faced by the people of the country, the family opted for a modest celebration, as ZAB Jr explained: “We all felt it would be inappropriate to have a lavish celebration. Please keep Fatima and Graham (Gibran) in your prayers. Thank you and God bless you.”

At the nikkah ceremony, Fatima Bhutto exuded elegance and simplicity with her choice of wedding attire. She donned a white Anarkali suit that she accessorized with bangles and a silver maang tikka. The intricate silver work on her outfit added to its appeal. She kept her makeup understated with pink nude lip shades. Meanwhile, her husband complemented her in a white Pathani suit.

Fatima Bhutto took to Instagram to share pictures from her intimate nikkah ceremony. In one of her posts, she revealed that she and Graham and married in a small nikkah ceremony in their family home, 70 Cliftonher brother, and that her brother Zulfikar, tied their grandmother’s imam zamin on her during the ceremony, which took place in their grandfather’s library – ‘one of my most beloved places on earth.’

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”Behind us were my aunts, uncle and father’s childhood photos and an original People’s Party flag placed by my grandfather himself. We won’t be having any other ceremonies, I’m not one for opulent weddings but especially now it feels so inappropriate given what so many are struggling through,” she added.

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Fatima further said, ”I missed my darling father tremendously, but he was with us. I felt him in my heart and among us as everyone present loved Papa so much. Please keep us in your prayers and thank you for all your kind wishes. 💙🧿”

Fatima Bhutto, a Pakistani writer and columnist, was born in Kabul but spent her early years in Syria and Karachi before pursuing higher education. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a master’s degree from SOAS University of London.

As a member of the Bhutto family, which has a prominent history in Pakistani politics with several members serving as prime ministers, Fatima is the daughter of Murtaza Bhutto, sister of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr., niece of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and granddaughter of former Prime Minister and President of Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Despite this political legacy, Fatima has chosen to focus on her career as a writer and activist, remaining largely out of the political spotlight and criticizing the traditional political system in Pakistan.

Fatima is the author of several books, including a memoir called “Songs of Blood and Sword,” which recounts her family’s tumultuous 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. She has also contributed articles and essays to various international publications, such as The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.