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Enjoyed lunch with Rahul and PM: tweets Bilawal

NEW DELHI: Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who came to India Sunday on his maiden visit, said he enjoyed lunch with Prime Minister

Published: 08th April 2012 01:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:23 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who came to India Sunday on his maiden visit, said he enjoyed lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and that both the countries can learn a lot from each other.

An avid tweeter like most young people Bilawal, shortly after landing in New Delhi, tweeted peace greetings for India.

"India Peace be with you. I have just landed in Delhi. 1st ever visit," Bilawal said on micro-blogging site twitter, a little while after his aircraft touched down at Palam airport at noon.

As soon as he landed in Jaipur, before heading for Ajmer, Bilawal tweeted his appreciation of the lunch.

"Prez n I enjoyed lunch with Rahul Gandhi and PM Singh. Lovely meal. Much to learn from each other," he said.

Bilawal, dressed in a black pathani suit, was seen standing behind his father as Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the media after their talks.

Bilawal accompanied his father and other members of the Pakistani delegation for lunch at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 7, Race Course Road, residence.

After the lunch meeting, President Zardari headed for Ajmer to offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

Bilawal's Facebook fans discuss India trip

ISLAMABAD:Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of President Asif Ali Zardari and chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has a fan following on Facebook, with some wishing him a good visit and welcoming him to India.

Nazia Rehman, a user, wrote on a Facebook page: "welcome to india..khush amadeed".

Bilawal Bhutto is accompanying his father who is on a day-long trip to India Sunday. Zardari will meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as pay a visit to Ajmer to offer prayers at the revered shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

Another Facebook page called "Bilawal Bhutto Lovers Organization" posted: "president Asif Ali Zardari is visiting India, may this visit bring two countries closer."

"qadam barhao zardari sahab (step forward Mr Zardari)," it exhorted.

Bilawal, born Sep 21, 1988, is the eldest child and only son of late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

A black belt in taekwondo, he is currently studying history at Christ Church, the same Oxford University college that his grandfather Zulfiqar Bhutto attended. His mother was a graduate of the same university, said yet another Facebook page.

Bilawal was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Dec 30, 2007, days after his mother's assassination.



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