Benazir Bhutto Shaheed: Sacrificed For a Modern Democratic Pakistan?

“Benazir Bhutto Shaheed: Sacrificed For a Modern Democratic Pakistan?”Benazir Bhutto Shaheed

My father always would say, “My daughter will become prime minister”, but it’s not what I wanted to do. I would say, “No, Papa, I will never go into politics.” As I’ve said before, this is not the life I chose; it chose me … But I accepted the responsibility and I’ve never wavered in my commitment.

(Benazir Bhutto)

Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto never wanted to join politics but when she got in, for that matter she shed her last drop of blood. Mohtarma inherited the party (PPP) from her Bhutto ancestors and with her charismatic leadership she soon earned her title. Benazir Bhutto was gifted with an extra-ordinary intellect, finest education, and brilliance, – Bestowed with all such blessings she was the one who decided to opt for a political career when her brothers chose to stay outside.

She was fearless and had an entrenched believe that Pakistan should embrace the world with same valor and confidence that she had. She never cowed down for anything, not even when she was threatened to be killed. Instead she said:

‘We are prepared to risk our lives. But we’re not prepared to surrender this great nation to militants. The attack was on what I represent. The attack was on democracy and very unity and integrity of Pakistan’.

Benazir was a firm believer of democracy, openness and freedom. She has made incomparable struggle for strengthening democracy in Pakistan. She took initiatives for the revival of democratic institutions in order to preserve solidarity of the country.

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value — democracy.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said, ‘Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for upholding democratic values’

Yes – Mohtarma has laid her life for the sake of democracy and even after 5 years of her death we still.

Remember her for advocating democratic reforms for a stable Pakistan. Her assassination is a warning that road to a better Pakistan won’t be easy but as Mohtarma said,’

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea’.

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