Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Benazir Bhutto hysteria

President Asif Ali Zardari, Co Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party said that consolidating and strengthening democracy will be a lasting respect and honour to the memory of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

So what are you waiting for and why have you been stalling the process?

A recent survey by the International Republican Institute showed that 88 per cent of Pakistanis felt that their country was heading in the wrong direction.
I wonder why?

In his message read out at a memorial meeting, on the first death anniversary, in South West London, he called for unity in the rank and file of every Pakistani to achieve the objectives for which the former prime minister laid down her life.

So, why destroy the unity by introducing Bhutto’s faced on the national currency?
What exactly were her objectives?

She was a beacon of hope and expectation for the downtrodden and oppressed sections of the society, fighting for right of common man, his dignity and for democracy.

She will be remembered as a leader, who empowered the people, enhanced their status and her charismatic personality endeared her to everyone whom she met.

When did she do that?
She was a corrupt exiled leader, only allowed back into the country at the orders of the US? During her rule, her husband (the current President) was widely known as "Mr 10 Per Cent". In another words, he took 10 per cent of all deals.

Facts to note:

Benazir Bhutto was not a leader; she followed behind all others, especially the judiciary in challenging the dictator Musharraf.

The Pakistan Peoples Party was not the one who paid a heavy price for no-nonsense stand against non-democratic forces. The judges and lawyers did and paid a very heavy price.

What the Pakistan Peoples Party stands for, is any one guess.

The World is still waiting, waiting, waiting for a sign that Benazir’s party is heading towards democracy with the restoration of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Benazir is honoured like no other in Pakistani in history.

December 27 has been declared a one-off public holiday throughout the country to observe the 1st anniversary of martyrdom of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

About 150,000 people travelled to Bhutto family mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in the southern province of Sindh.

Who is Benazir Bhutto, other than a politician, like all other politicians?

Let us see who should be honoured.

The most revered and respected Pakistani is the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Do we remember him like Bhutto? No.

Pakistan is a Muslim country. The most famous shaheed in the Muslim world is Imam Hussain. Do we remember him the same manner? No.

The Most illustrious Muslim is the prophet Muhammad. Do we celebrate him in the same manner as Bhutto? No.

It just goes to proof, that the lunatics (in Pakistan) have taken over the asylum.

According to the Independent "vast portraits have come to adorn government buildings, bridges, billboards and supporters' cars across the country."

Now we have special Benazir Bhutto commemorative ten rupee coins.

It will be the first time when a face other than that of the country's founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, has appeared on local currency. Why?

Islamabad airport has been renamed Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Why?

Is the only way to honour Benazir to rubber stamp and rename everything in her name?
Is that empowering the people? Or brainwashing the people?

It is time to stop hiding behind Benazirs photo/image and stop making her into something she never was.

She is dead and that is the main reason, she is being honoured. Each of these acts of honouring her is a nail in the coffin of Pakistan and step away from democracy.
She stayed safely in the back row, while others were brave enough to stand in the front row.

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