Zardari’ mother Zareen Ara was Z A Bukhari’s daughter

Very few people know that former president of Pakistan and co-chairperson of the Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari’s mother Zareen Ara Bukhari, who passed away on June 22, was the daughter of the great broadcaster of his time Z A Bukhari and the niece of a popular literary figure Ahmed Shah Bukhari Patras.

Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari was the first director general of Radio Pakistan, who played a vital role in making Karachi a centre of art and culture after the birth of Pakistan.

Zareen Bukhari was also a known figure in literary and social circles of Karachi. She was believed to be the first Pakistani woman to get PhD in literature from the Cambridge University.

The second wife of Hakim Ali Zardari and the step mother of Asif Zardari, Zareen Bukhari was laid to rest in her ancestral graveyard, Balu Ja Quba, in Shaheed Benazirabad district on June 23.

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