LAHORE: Efforts of the two sisters have played a major role in ending the differences between their father and brother, according to sources close to the Zardari family.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari returned to Karachi on Monday, about seven months after he left for London skipping the party’s Founding Day on Nov 30, 2014, in Lahore that had triggered rumours of his differences with his father, Asif Ali Zardari , the party’s co-chairman.

Subsequently, Mr Bilawal for the first time since the assassination of PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto in 2007 also missed his mother’s death anniversary, giving credence to the reports of differences (between father and son) over the party affairs and the latter’s ‘irresponsible’ statement about MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

Upset over such reports, Mr Zardari had to say that his son needed time to be politically groomed and that he would be pitched in the political arena at an appropriate time. The PPP had already launched Mr Bilawal in politics in a rally on Oct 18, 2014, in Karachi.