Posted on December 29, 2007
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73 responses to “Pakistan After Benazir: Choosing Our Future”

  1. Dr Zammad Chishti says:

    This is ill fate of pakistan and its people that any politician who has the potential to do good for pakistan is assasinated . First Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto shaheed and then Benazir shaheed. these people have sacrificed there lives for the country. Benazir was such a brave lady who knew her life was at risk but fought for democracy. She was not selfish and there is nothing wrong if Mr Zardari is the president of Pakistan because if he is a Mr 10% then you may know other politicians who are even more than 10%.

  2. meengla says:

    @Hyder Yusafzai,
    Great post!!!
    By the way, this rant of ‘corruption, corruption, corruption’ is extremely stale! How come Zardardi was not convicted even after being tried AND jailed for 8+ years by a very nasty establishment?
    The fact is that even if M.A.Jinnah were to come to Pakistan now he too will be maligned with such force and resources that, before very long, he will look pretty bad.
    What we are facing is an entrenched group, dominated by the khakis, who are guarding their so-called ideological and very-material resources.
    Ayub Khan’s ‘Convention League’ has lived on through various flavors of Muslim League: A nexus of holier-than-thou khakis-mullahs-civilians form the core of the Pakistani Establishment which is determined to deny the poors of Pakistan their destiny. And they may have ensured their victory for decades with the murder of Benazir Bhutto.

    PS. How come the son of a military ruler who publicly flogged AND hanged lawyers, journalists, politicians, ‘criminals’ gets to be a federal minister under Musharraf?! Is that his ‘enlightened moderation’? What would it take to touch these holy cows of Pakistani military and their off springs? What have THEY achieved in their rule, considering that THEY have ruled Pakistan with absolute power (unlike Benazir’s diluted powers and being witch hunted)?

  3. Fasih says:

    I am surprised to see how she emerged as a heroine in the eyes of national and international media. Even sane people have started calling her an angel and only hope for Pakistan. What about all the corruption and loot she and her husband had done? The same media should show a documentary of Lyari or Larkana so that innocent minded people of Pakistan in general and her own party supporters in particular can compare the highly developed state of Lyari and Larkana with her party’s manifesto. Look at the condition of her slain bodyguards families. They were poor and they are still poor, but she has palaces everywhere she stayed, whether its Dubai, France, London, USA or Karachi. Just one painting from any of her Living rooms can pay for a decent shelter for her bodyguards’ families, but did she or her husband (Mr. 10% of yesteryears) care for them. It is so surprising and disturbing that media is so biased. All I see in media especially Pakistani media is an all around opposition for Musharraf and all the favor for twice elected (so called) and twice removed ex PMs, interesting that 3 times by their own chosen or democratically elected Presidents on the charges of corruption, mismanagement and favoritism. I personally think and support the idea that Pakistan should not be ruled by Military. Instead there should be an elected government. But with the presence of feudals in most of Pakistan, would it be possible to have true democracy in Pakistan?