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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Aunt Benazir's false promises - Fatima Bhutto

KARACHI -- We Pakistanis live in uncertain times. Emergency rule has been imposed for the 13th time in our short 60-year history. Thousands of lawyers have been arrested, some charged with sedition and treason; the chief justice has been deposed; and a draconian media law -- shutting down all private news channels -- has been drafted.

Perhaps the most bizarre part of this circus has been the hijacking of the democratic cause by my aunt, the twice-disgraced former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto. While she was hashing out a deal to share power with Gen. Pervez Musharraf last month, she repeatedly insisted that without her, democracy in Pakistan would be a lost cause. Now that the situation has changed, she's saying that she wants Musharraf to step down and that she'd like to make a deal with his opponents -- but still, she says, she's the savior of democracy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that is an attitude of Benazir coz she is a true politician. Share with me something interesting abt BB at:

November 14, 2007 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saleem Shaikh ....
Free Injustice in Pakistan!!
who can face the false allegations? Where there is no free hand to judges to make justified decissions, controlled decission by government. Why Benazir only? She has sacrificed much more than any of the politician .......

November 17, 2007 3:07 AM  

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