KARACHI - After a long gap of almost seven months since November 2014, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday returned to Pakistan amid strict security arrangements on his route from the Karachi airport to Bilawal House.

The PPP chairman arrived at Jinnah International Airport from Dubai by a private jet along with her sister Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari. The PPP leader travelled by a helicopter to reach Bilawal House while security of the motorcade of Bilawal Bhutto was assigned to a special unit and elite wing of women.

It is pertinent to mention that rumours of serious differences among Bilawal Bhutto, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were being spread in media outlets. The PPP co-chairman, however, refuted them and said that Bilawal was not mature enough to lead the party and required some training.

The recently posted pictures on micro-blogging website twitter also showed the PPP chairman along with his sister Bakhtawar Bhutto and Faryal Talpur, rejecting the rumours of differences.

Meanwhile, according to sources in PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who recently graduated from Oxford University held long consultations with his father Asif Ali Zardari in Dubai over the party affairs and upcoming local government elections in the Punjab and Sindh.

They said the PPP chairman, after his return, would stage a comeback in the political arena under the supervision of Asif Ali Zardari. “Bilawal Bhutto will completely supervise the party affairs and visit Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhua, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir to meet its office bearers,” the sources said.

They said that besides meeting the office bearers throughout the country, Bilawal would also overhaul the PPP and bring forward young blood. “He will take these decisions after consulting the top leadership,” they said, adding the PPP chairman would also lead the party campaign for local government elections in Sindh and Punjab and address public gatherings in this regard.

Meanwhile, soon after his arrival, Sherry Rehman, Rehman Malik, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and others called on the PPP chairman and briefed him on the party affairs, preparations for the upcoming local government elections in the Punjab and Sindh, performance in KP LG elections and performance of the Sindh government.