Benazir Bhutto Archive

LUBP exclusive: “Sever ties with Taliban”, Benazir Bhutto advised Pakistan in 1998: Dear readers, I would like to share with you Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s important and private letter which she had sent to me in 2002 with regards to Afghanistan. The message helps us understand BB’s thinking and policy towards Afghanistan.
Najam Sethi’s The Friday Times columnist Shehazad’s shameful attacks on Malala Yousafzai and Benazir Bhutto: Here are some Facebook status updates of Mohammad Shehzad, regular columnist of The Friday Times (TFT) blog (owner: Najam Sethi, editor: Raza Rumi). It’s the same writer who published a number of articles in TFT promoting and humanizing Deobandi
Benazir Bhutto the legend the leader – by H. A. Khan: Writing these lines on the 60th birthday of a legendary leader Benazir Bhutto I feel very nostalgic as remembering so many events which had passed in front of my eyes in the political history of Pakistan. It  is true
بے نظیر بھٹو شہید – شاہد مجید: ٹوکیو(شاہد مجید)   آج 21جون ہے بے نظیر بھٹو بی بی شہید نے کانٹوں کی جس سیج کا راستہ اپنے لئے خود متعین کیا تھا اس پر چلنے والے مسافروں کے ساتھ ایسا ہی ہوتا آیا ہے ۔ زندگی
بے نظیر شناسی: آج صبح سو کر اٹھا تو میرے موبائل کی میسج ٹون بار بار آنے لگی-ادھ کھلی آنکھوں کے ساتھ میں نے موبائل فون میں اپنا میسج باکس کھول کردیکھا تو پاکستان اور پاکستان سے باہر موجود میرے بہت سے ساتھیوں
“I have never wavered”—Benazir Bhutto: If alive, former prime minister Mothermma Benazir Bhutto (BB) would be 60 today. I knew her since the 1980s till her tragic murder on December 27, 2007. Also I had the privilege to work with her and she was
Why did a Pakistan army officer’s son kill Benazir Bhutto murder-case prosecutor? – by Amir Mir: ISLAMABAD: Abdullah Umar Deobandi, the alleged assassin of a senior prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar, who was handling sensitive cases, including the Benazir Bhutto assassination, had joined the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a reaction to avenge the alleged humiliation his father
Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Rusty Walker (a U.S. citizen): LUBP is currently conducting a series of interviews with Pakistan Peoples Party’s long-time supporters (Jiyalas) and independent political analysts to have their views on the party’s electoral debacle in 2013. The aim of this series is to provide constructive
پی پی کے لئے مشورہ – از نصرت جاوید:     Source :
“The sympathy vote for PPP in rural Sindh is still alive”: Nazir Leghari, a senior journalist and resident editor Jang Karachi, who had been visiting the length and breadth of Sindh province, predicted the precise victory of the PPP a long time back. Here he analyses the reasons that led
My party, PPP, lost because it forgot about the people – by Malik Zameer Hassan: Let’s accept it; we kept playing the footage of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s assassination to grab sympathy votes. PHOTO: REUTERS One factor which always made me proud to be a part of thePakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was the its representation in
پیپلز پارٹی کی شکست کے بعد رہنماؤں کے استعفے: پاکستان کی سابق حکمراں جماعت پیپلز پارٹی کی گیارہ مئی کے عام انتخابات میں غیر متوقع انتخابی کارکردگی کے بعد پارٹی رہنماؤں کے مستعفی ہونے کاسلسلہ جاری ہے۔ گیارہ مئی کے اب تک غیر حتمی انتخابی نتائج کے مطابق
Eections 2013: Pakistan’s hard right turn – Dr. Mohammad Taqi: It may be counterintuitive to say it now, but the chances are that once the desired rightwing polity has been eased in, the violent spree may actually subside  Electioneering in Punjab is in full swing while elsewhere in Pakistan
عمران خان صاحب اپنی روش کو بدلیں : طالبان ہم سب کے دشمن ہیں – از حق گو: :ایڈیٹر نوٹ عمران خان کی جلد صحت یابی کی دعا اور ان کے لئے نیک خواہشات کہ وہ  جلدی سے صحت یاب ہو کر میدان سیاست میں دوبارہ واپس آسکیں – کل پیش آنے والا حادثہ اک نہایت افسوس
18 politicians named in ISI funds scam contesting polls – by Amir Mir: ISLAMABAD: At least 18 politicians belonging to several mainstream political parties, including Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, who had been named in the Mehrangate scandal as the alleged recipients of millions of rupees dished out by the ISI before
The Fight Must Go on – by Waseem Altaf: May 3, 2013, Chaudhary Zulfiqar, the public prosecutor in Benazir murder case was shot dead by unknown gunmen while he was on his way to the court. He had vital information. A message was conveyed to the conscientious. May
Pakistan, an unfortunate country? – Riaz Ali Toori: Terrorists are giving a very clear message to the people of Pakistan to either vote for those who want to see a stable country or vote for those who want us to perish How unfortunate is Pakistan that is
PPP is being singled out by Judiciary-Media?: Question: Why only PPP is being singled out by Judiciary-Media? Former PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is being attacked for developing his constituency – this should be good. but no, today’s daily times calls it pork barrel politics. when sharif
A Pakistani paradigm shift may be in order: A step forward in an election year – by Rusty Walker:                     Your true liberty, you, as a person living in a nation of a diversified people, can only be assured personal freedoms through a massive election turn-out, bent on a
Princess and the Playboy: Zardari and Benazir Bhutto were partners in corruption – by Najam Sethi: Najam Sethi was (caretaker) Prime Minister’s Adviser on Political Affairs and Accountability as a member of the ISI-installed caretaker government in 1996 after Farooq Leghari dismissed Benazir Bhutto’s second government. During 1990s, he (consistent with the agendas of Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto’s vision: victory of democracy – by Jehangir Badr: The completion of the term of constitutional government marks the collective achievement of the democratic forces in Pakistan. Admittedly, the five years was a period full of turbulence, myriad challenges and tumultuous events. Despite all odds and fragility of
ISI’s top secret letter unfolds new dimension of Benazir Bhutto’s murder case: By Azaz Syed | DAWN.COM | 26th December, 2011 ISLAMABAD: Exactly four years after the brutal assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a letter of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), country’s top intelligence outfit, has revealed that the extremists groups related to
Najam Sethi’s wife Jugnu Mohsin and employee Raza Rumi insult sacred memory of Benazir Bhutto: Related posts: Najam Sethi’s shameful role in undermining Benazir Bhutto’s democratic government Princess and the Playboy: Zardari and Benazir Bhutto were partners in corruption – by Najam Sethi While Najam Sethi is known for the dark role he played
تیز ترک گامزن منزل مانددور نیست: جہاں آرا منظور وٹو ۔۔۔۔: بالآخر پاکستان کی سیاسی تاریخ میں پہلی مرتبہ عوام کی منتخب آئینی، جمہوری حکومت اپنی آئینی مدت پوری کرنے جا رہی ہے۔ جمہوریت جس کے چراغ آج دنیا بھر میں روشن ہو رہے ہیں، جس کو آج دنیا بھر
Was Benazir Bhutto a victim of the system?‏ -by Ammara Ahmad: Benazir Bhutto was arguably one of the most powerful people in Pakistan. She was Pakistan’s first woman prime minister and the head of its largest political party gunned down by extremists in 2007. As the world mourned the fifth
A response to Right and Left alliance against Bilawal and PPP – by Shaheryar Ali: Editor’s Note: The post came after Marxist intellectual, author and novelist Tariq Ali had a talk on Pakistan with Harry Kreisler, part of the series “Conversation with history” series by University of California. It has responded to Tariq Ali’s
Lack of state-protection enabled Benazir Bhutto’s murder, same is enabling Shia genocide – by Rusty Walker: Part 2 Part 1 of this article can be read here: How would Benazir Bhutto view Shia genocide today? – by Rusty Walker Where were the promised security forces for protection of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed upon her triumphant
No bullet can kill the “Benazir” in my heart! – by Saria Benazir:   “I know death comes. I’ve seen too much death, young death”. Benazir Bhutto is no less than an idol of worship to me – the name engraved on my compassion and psyche from my evolution and the very
Even death could NOT silence Benazir! – by Maleeha Manzoor: Heart is torn into pieces and eyes haze while pioneering to carve my letters about fortune’s relentlessness with the millions, being suppressed since the day this country came into existence. But the murkiest December 27; 2007 – it so far chronicles the tale of
Tribute to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto – By Syed Jaffer: Chale jo hoge shahadat ka jaam piker tum Rasool-e-Pak ne banhoon main leliya hoga Ali tumhari shuja’at pay jhomte honge Husain pak ne irshad yeh kya hoga Tumnhe Khuda ki razain salam kehti hain The above verse is in
The Life and Legacy of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed: Remember, remember, the 27th of December! The night that tore the heavens asunder! In her autobiography, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed writes of the time when she was allowed to travel to England in 1984 for medical treatment by the most
How would Benazir Bhutto view Shia genocide today? – by Rusty Walker: Part 1 – Honoring the fifth anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s assassination Part 2: Lack of state-protection enabled Benazir Bhutto’s murder, same is enabling Shia genocide – by Rusty Walker Auribus teneo lupum: “I hold the wolf by the
Will the people who tasked Deobandi Taliban with Benazir Bhutto’s murder ever face justice? – by Owen Bennett-Jones: Related posts: LUBP archive on Benazir Bhutto’s murder and investigation In her posthumously published book, Reconciliation, Benazir Bhutto named a man whom she believed had tried to procure bombs for an unsuccessful attempt on her life in Karachi in
Blame Benazir and Malala, not the takfiris who attacked them: Hizb ut-Tahrir and Imran Khan’s logic: The cowardly attack by the Taliban on world-renowned education activist Malala has fuelled conspiracy theories in Pakistan.  Some right-wing Islamist organizations are calling her a foreign agent, some even consider her shooting was a well choreographed drama and no bullet pierced her head at all.
Remembering Shuhda e Karsaz:     When she came, she saw and she wept with joy. When the state stood still, stunned and staggered before the Panorama of ‘Khalq e Khuda’. When streets of Karachi saw the zeal personified in ‘Ahl e Safa’
18 October 2007: The return of a Benazir leader to her Benazir people – by Maleeha Manzoor: “I am returning to Pakistan on Oct. 18 to bring change to my country. Pakistan’s future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions.” – Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto The wearisome eight years, as
The unsung tale of our red…No protest vigil? – by Saria Benazir: Every month has a heart jerking fiction of its own – the morsels of red dominate the grime, and the cries of the crestfallen reach their peak: where blood of humankind gets easy on the pocket and the demolishers
چیف جسٹس افتخار چودھری کے نام تاریخ کا پیغام – سعد منصور: ہم نے سوچا کہ چیف جسٹس  میں اپنے پی سی-او-پر لئے گئےحلف پر معافی مانگنے کی ہمت نہیں تو کیا ہوا- بلا شبہ وہ دل میں ضرور نادم ہوگے پر آج تو انہوں نے ہماری ساری  خوشفہمی دور کرکے
This is how Deobandi cleric Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, founder of Sipah-e-Sahaba, contributed to Benazir Bhutto’s murder: Related post: General Zia-ul-Haq personally intervened for Haq Nawaz Jhangvi’s release: Tariq Khosa’s revelations in the Senate It is a fact that Takfiri Deobandis (Sipah-e-Sahaba ASWJ, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Taliban etc) represent only a tiny minority of Pakistan’s Sunni population and
The gallant son of my Benazir – by Maleeha Manzoor: When it comes to Pakistan’s politics, the name of Pakistan Peoples Party reverberates into one’s mind and abruptly reminds of the tragic myth of assassinations of the gallant leaders of Pakistan.  Judicial murder of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the