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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Benazir Bhutto – Khoon-e-Raigaan?

Indus Herald comment:

Her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of PPP, who served as president and Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1970s was overthrown by the Army and murdered by generals and judges. But at least his blood didn’t go in vain. Like the incident at Karbala, it gave a new life to his party and helped it withstand the most repressive military dictatorship of General Zia and later get electoral successes to form governments twice in Pakistan.

But alas, it could not be said of his daughter, Benazir Bhutto. She had nominated military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, the then Chief Minister of Punjab, Choudhry Pervaiz Elahi, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief, Ijaz Shah (who was also ex-army officer and an operative of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, ISI, a formidable military intelligence agency), along with some others in case anything happened to her.

The government that came into power on a sympathy vote after her tragic assassination led by her husband Asif Ali Zardari, bid farewell to General Musharraf with full military honor and a salute. The government elected and being run in her name, is not pursuing her murder case appropriately and despite clear and repeated orders by a court hearing the case, it is doing nothing to get the former military dictator extradited to the country to face the trial where he faces charges as an accused. A UN probe had also held him responsible.

The government is also not taking any action against Ijaz Shah and now it has entered into an alliance with PML-Q, which PPP leaders earlier had dubbed as Qatil (murderer) league, meaning it was implicated in Benazir Bhutto assassination. As if that was not enough, Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, a man nominated by Benazir Bhutto herself is being appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister. Now would a Deputy Prime Minister allow any investigation against him in a murder case?

Isn’t it true then that Benazir Bhutto’s blood has gone in vain? Khoon-e-Naahaq" gone "Khoon-e-Raigaan? The people who have her blood on their hands are either already in the government or about to join the government while others are living abroad under government security!

(Photos: courtesy internet.)

1 comment:

  1. This comment is written by Saifullah Shaikh:

    It reminds me of a discussion with a friend (an old DSF comrade) at Shah Latif University in Khairpur several years back. At one point in the discussion, we concluded that the PPP was okay and acceptable for Establishment/Military and their Foreign Masters WITHOUT Benazir Bhutto (and of course ZAB as a continuity to eliminate leadership of Sindh/democratic forces). At that time She was in Exile and we were of the opinion against her return to Pakistan too!

    People like Altaf and Nawaz Sharif understood it and they saved their lives but we are emotional/simple people and miscalculate our own politics. Now that Bhuttos are eliminated, Zardari’s PPP is acceptable to them and no doubt he has converted the PPP into a Pro-Establishment party and his hand-picked PM Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated couple of times that FIRST TIME IN PAKISTAN’S HISTORY, PPP and Establishment are on the same side (well, if not on the same page!)

    We should be more afraid of the sinister designs of converting Sindhis in minority in their homeland in near future. Above all what I can foresee here is that ZARDARI IS CREATING ANOTHER PARALLEL NEW rich SINDH including/consisting of Thatta/Zulfiqarabad/Karachi/Hyderabad and poor Sindhis will be left on the mercy of feudal lords, Pirs and other looters--------it is high time to pay attention to Zardari’s long-term plan, which ultimately will be high-jacked by anti-Sindhi Establishment and he too either will be sitting in Dubai palaces or …! And as a consequence ONLY SINDHIS WILL BE SUFFERERS. Sincerely, Saif, AL.


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