PRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardari Saturday embarked on a two-day visit to Dubai amidst reports that the trip was aimed at persuading his son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, to return to the country and lead the Pakistan People’s Party’s election campaign.

Bilawal, 24, had left over a week ago after a tiff with his father over affairs of PPP, which the party denied. A source in the PPP told Press Trust of India (PTI) that President Zardari had gone to Dubai with the sole purpose of bringing back Bilawal.  “The PPP cannot afford to go into polls without Bilawal.

Many in the PPP believe the son of the late Benazir Bhutto alone can mobilise voters in favour of PPP,” the source said.