Here comes the bride and weeklong wedding festivities.

Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, who was engaged to the son of a US-based businessman in November 2020, is set to tie the knot with him later this month.

Weeklong functions have been planned for the wedding of the daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari.

According to PPP sources and spokesperson, Bakhtawar's nikah with her fiancé Mahmood Chaudhry would be held on January 29 and the function of baraat would take place the next day (Jan 30).

“Before these two functions, a milad will be organised on Jan 24 and a mehndi ceremony will take place on 27th,” said a source privy to the details of the ceremonies.

Meanwhile, a brief statement issued by Bilawal House said that some 300 guests were expected at the main function — baraat — on Jan 30 considering the arrangements under the standard operating procedures due to Covid-19 precautions.

The spokesman for Bilawal House also confirmed that all functions would be held in Karachi.

In a simple November 2020 engagement ceremony, the couple exchanged rings amid celebratory shouts and claps from the guests, who included a few senior politicians, PPP leaders, business giants, real estate tycoons, prominent lawyers, some legislators and close relatives at Bilawal House.

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PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who was in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 that time, had joined the engagement ceremony through video link.

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There was plenty of conjecture surrounding Bakhtawar's engagement dress and when she uploaded her engagement portrait with her fiancé, under a glorious pink bougainvillea tree, fashion aficionados were quickly able to discern that her tea pink outfit, with an ornately embroidered shawl draped over it, was the work of designer Nida Azwer.

While we wait to see what else the bride will wear this week, you can read all about the quintessential Nida Azwer custom-made design here.

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