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Benazir Lives

by Hakim Hazik

Benazir will live for ever in the hearts of millions of Pakistanis. Like her father, she had two outstanding attributes, unmatched by any Pakistani politician: Universal appeal and personal courage.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was able to reach out to all sections of (West) Pakistani society. His appeal transcended class, provincial, linguistic, ethnic and religious divisions. He was able to inspire international leaders, and rural peasants, with equal ease. The lasting devotion that he earned, however, was from the Pakistani working class. He was the first national politician to give them hope, inspiration and realisation that that things could improve. Although People’s Party abandoned it’s socialist agenda, fairly early on, the Pakistani working class has never given up it’s allegiance to the Bhutto name, and it’s loyalty to his party. More...

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Transcultural Dialogues


GB: Have you taken leave of your senses? You were asked to play ball with Musharraf and you are asking him to step down? 

BB: You don’t know Mr President, he in thrall of this vicious terrorist organisation, Q League. These enemies of democracy attacked my welcome party in Karachi, crushed my rally in Rawalpindi and killed my historic long march uprising in Lahore. They are more dangerous than Al Qaida, Abu Nidal and Abu Sayyaf combined. They are headed by the Chaudhries of Gujrat, a town more dangerous than Tikrit. There was no choice Mr President.   More...

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Benazir | Musharraf | Politics