Pakistan: Bilawal is now chief of Zardari tribe

The chief`s seat fell vacant after ex-chief Hakim Ali Zardari passed away.

Updated: May 28, 2011, 11:10 AM IST

Karachi: Pakistan People`s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, has become the chief of the Zardari tribe.

The chief`s seat fell vacant after former chief Hakim Ali Zardari passed away.

The 81-year-old father of President Zardari died due to multiple organ failure, according to doctors at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

The President`s spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said President Zardari decided to forego the title of chief and has passed it on to his son Bilawal.

Babar said Bilawal`s initiation will be held at an appropriate time.

PTI