Benazir Bhutto Archive

Khalid Anwer and the NRO – by Aamir Mughal: Mr Khalid Anwer is an ’eminent’ lawyer, and according to his legal firm profile: “Khalid Anwer & Co. is a premier law firm having a total strength of eleven lawyers in Karachi and associate firms in Lahore and Islamabad.
PPP Government: A window of opportunity for Pakistan – by Junaid Qaiser: In the words of Benazir Bhutto, democracy: “… is a birth right too often snatched at the point of the gun from the citizens by the very men who are to guard and defend us. This can stop to
In the heart of Pakistan – by Saria Benazir: The history of Pakistan Peoples Party is too long a saga of thrash about and forfeits. A time came, when the founder Chairman of our party Quaid e Awaam Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had to rest down his life…choose
He Came, He Saw, He Conquered. – By Anas Muhammad: On Wednesday January 13, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari arrived at Lahore. The city that is believed to be strictly the opposition’s (PML-N) turf. The irony was that both the leaders of PML-N, the Sharif brothers, were
Amb. Haqqani – Lobbying for “Transformation” – by Anas Muhammad: On January 15, 2009, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, was a special guest to a gathering at the Nixon Center, which discussed the US-Paksitan relations. This is one of the many forums Honorable Ambassador has addressed, since being appointed at his
Benazir Bhutto Case: Access Denied is Justice Denied – by Anas Muhammad: This year began with a blow to the UN investigation into Benazir Bhutto’s murder, as the commission was denied access to the top brass military and intelligence officials. The three member commission, which was investigating the facts and circumstances
30 December 2007 – The arrival of a new “Bhutto” in politics – by Saria Benazir: When everything seemed to have changed, every life, which had taken a new turn after the events of December 2007, resulting in the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the world had become bleak. The vision of a democratic
Terrorism: A legacy of General Zia-ul-Haq – Guest post by Naseer Ahmed: Here is a guest post by our valued visitor and contributor Mr Naseer Ahmed highlighting the roots of terrorism in Pakistan.
When I heard that Benazir Bhutto had been assassinated – by Saria Benazir: The 27th afternoon of December 2007 – a catastrophic episode – scarlet was the firmament – crimson was the boulevard – and a Bhutto’s blood……….vanished there the underlying anticipate of an autonomous Pakistan …………a calamity!!! O No!!!!! The horizon
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s Legacy (Urdu Version) – By Farahnaz Ispahani: Shahee Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Ka Virsa
Will the ‘siasi adakar’ have mercy on Pakistan? – by Farhad Jarral: ٢٧ دسمبر ٢٠٠٧ پاکستان کی تاریخ کا بدترین دن ، یہ وہ دن ہے جس دن پاکستان کی عظیم رہنما اور چاروں صوبوں کی زنجیر مھترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کی شہادت ہوئی ۔۔ آج جب کہ ملک حالتِ جنگ
Pakistan Democracy Review 2009 – by Humza Ikram: In this article, Humza Ikram offers a comprehensive review of the performance of the PPP government in 2009. JANUARY 2009 OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) In January 2009, BISP was officially  launched after its form   distribution
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s legacy – by Farahnaz Ispahani: The second anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s tragic assassination coincides with the observance of Ashura, the annual reminder to the Muslims of the ultimate sacrifice of the holy prophet’s
Conspiracies against democracy not to succeed: President Zardari: NAUDERO, Dec 27 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said non-state actors were trying to break Pakistan and institutions were being
Those last moments…… – by Saria Benazir: Blazes of fire, And high peaks, Oh my Lord!!! Deep seas, And heavy showers of rain, Dark black clouds, And still red drops of blood,
Enclosed in my heart – by Saria Benazir: Enclosed in my heart, Are a few words? Not merely words,
Benazir Bhutto and Karbala – Guest post by Naseer Ahmed: Related post: Benazir Bhutto: Ik Kaneez-e-Karbala – by Abdul Nishapuri I remember a poem by a famous Pakistani poet, Mohsin Naqvi, on the dismissal of the first PPP govt by Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1990. A maid of Karbala
Benazir Bhutto – ik kaneez-e-karbala: Benazir Bhutto 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007 بیاد بے نظیر بھٹو (کاوش: عبدل نیشاپوری) اک کنیز کربلا اور اک گروہ اشقیا اک گلوۓ بے خطا اورایک تیر حرملہ روشنی کے چارسو تھی ظلمت فکر ضیا٭ در پۓ
Remembering Benazir Bhutto – by Khalid Hasan: Here are two op-eds by late Khalid Hasan in the memory of Benazir Bhutto; the first one was written on BB’s death in December 2007, the second piece was written on BB’s death anniversary in December 2008.
Ist December…..: I wrote this poem last year on the first anniversary of Bibi Shaheed. It was published on PTH on Bibi’s birthday and now on her 2nd death anniversary I am posting it here as my first post on LUBP.
Remembering Shaheed Benazir Bhutto: Contributed by: Ahsan Abbas Shah اُداس رات کے سینے سے ایک چیخ اُٹھی زمین کانپ گئی آسمان لرز گیا
Shahadaton ki dastan (The story of the martyrs) – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: ٢٧ دِسمبر٢٠٠٧ کو گذرے کم و بیش ٢ سال کا عرصہ بیتنے کو ہے۔ اِس تحریر کو لکھتے وقت ٥ محرم ١٤٣١ ہجری ہے۔ نواسہ رسول ، جگر گوشہ بتول کا ماتم کائنات میں بپا ہے۔ میری پیاری سر
Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s plea to the land of the pure – by Qais Anwar: Editor’s note: In today’s newspapers, I read a report about the arrest warrants of Begum Nusrat Bhutto by an Accountability Court located in Rawalpindi under the watchful eyes of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The court issued arrest warrants
Playing the Corruption Card – by Anas Muhammad: By Anas Muhammad On 12 October 1999, General Prevez Musharraf ouster the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a non violent military coup. The reason given by Musharraf was the rampant corruption under Nawaz Sharifs regime. Although the
Who is Gilani trying to please? by Omar Khattab: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani pulled an impossible, unthinkable surprise when yesterday in a joint press conference with Britain’s Gordon Brown in London he claimed that it was Baitullah Mehsud who was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Anyone
The most heinous crime of Asif Zardari – by Abbas Ather: Zardari’s tri-color coat and the nuclear button In the following op-ed, Abbas Ather explains that is is neither corruption (the NRO) nor Article 58-2(b), the most heinous crime of Asif Zardari is the fact that he heads Pakistan People’s
Happy birthday, PPP!: Editorial: PPP: 42 and counting Pakistan People’s Party, the largest political party of the country with a sustained and significant support base in all parts of the country, has turned 42 and the journey continues. People’s Party is undeniably
Chargesheet against government – Part I: By: Humza Ikram SUSPECT.…………………………………………Fehmida Mirza ALLEGATION. ……………………………….. First woman speaker of Asia and the Muslim world. CRIME …………………………………………..(i) Conducting in-camera briefings on national security, where top army and intelligence agencies brief people’s representatives about
President felicitates the nation on Balochistan empowerment package: This picture was taken during BB’s last visit to Quetta , 15th Dec, 2007 Late Benazir Bhutto on her last visit to Baluchistan sought a public apology from Baluch Brothers and sister. She promised to give them their due
NRO Actually! (1st Instalment Of Truth) – by Marvi Sirmed: Selection by: Jarri Mirza Article written by: Marvi SirmedBefore I write something about my own personal take on NRO and its legitimacy, I would like to analyze what it actually is and what it is about. While we hear
‘Bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan’ – By Ardeshir Cowasjee and Munno Bhai: By Ardeshir CowasjeeSunday, 01 Nov, 2009 (Dawn) Had the Mideast and S.Asia heeded Jinnah’s advice on religion and state the world may have been in better shape today. —Photo by AFP Of late, amidst the murder and mayhem accompanied
The future of Pakistan People’s Party: The last chance saloon By Irfan Husain Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) LEGEND has it that at the edge of many towns in the old American West stood a last chance saloon where cowboys could get a final drink
Pervez Musharraf’s "aakhri mukka": By Dr Safdar Mehmood
Zardari versus Siapa Group and "zananion ki bad-duayen": Abbas Ather’s analysis of the anti-democracy
Roedad Khan, Ishaq Khan, Aslam Beg and the anti-PPP operation:
General Aslam Beg’s Message to Supreme Court: In his letter to Nazir Njai, General Beg admits his implict threat in his message to the Supreme Court of
Pakistan’s Foreign Office: a subsidiary of ISI: BBC Urdu dot com: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has always been a subsidiary of ISI پاکستانی وزارتِ خارجہ: طفیلی ادارہ! بیورو رپورٹ اسلام آباد بے نظیر بھٹو اور نواز شریف نہ صرف بھارت سےبہتر تعلقات بلکہ افغان صورتحال سے بھی
From Minus One to Minus Two Formula in Pakistan: Ali Salman’s analysis points towards the possibility that the anti-democracy establishment (military and civil bureaucracy) in Pakistan may be behind the campaigns to defame President Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. مائنس ون نہیں اب مائنس ٹو علی سلمان بی بی
BB was no security risk: Beg: What an irony! Those who are the biggest threat to the national security of Pakistan (i.e. corrupt Generals of Pakistan Army) are issuing certificates about who was secruity risk and who was not. BB was no security risk: Beg
PPP and PML-N are united to safeguard democracy in Pakistan:Ataul Haq Qasmi: