Tag: History of PPP

  • شاکر لاکھانی کا بغض بھٹو پاکستانی شہری اشرافیہ کی نفسیاتی بیماری کا عکس ہے – ریاض ملک

    شاکر لاکھانی کا بغض بھٹو پاکستانی شہری اشرافیہ کی نفسیاتی بیماری کا عکس ہے – ریاض ملک

    اگر آپ اپنے قابل رحم بورژوازی/سرمایہ دارانہ نفسیاتی عارضے کو صحت مند رویہ ثابت کرنا چاہتے ہیں اور فوجی جنتا و اس کے معاون و مددگار جماعت اسلامی والوں کے جرائم کی پردہ پوشی چاہتے ہیں، تو ایکسپریس ٹرائبون میں آنے والے شاکر لاکھانی کے بلاگ کو سینے سے لگالیں ۔ یہ بنگلہ دیش کے […]

  • Shakir Lakhani’s slander of Bhutto reflects the psychosis of Pakistan’s urban elites

    Shakir Lakhani’s slander of Bhutto reflects the psychosis of Pakistan’s urban elites

    If you are looking to validate your pathetic bourgeoisie psychosis and want to provide cover to criminal juntas and their Jamaat e Islami collaborators, the Express Tribune’s blog on blaming Bhutto for Bangladesh is perfect for you. #ShakirLakhani’s blog is a typical example of the excrement that is floating around in the cranial cavity of […]

  • RIP Amir Haider Kazmi: The Forgotten Jiyala

    RIP Amir Haider Kazmi: The Forgotten Jiyala

    On 5 December 2013, former federal minister and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leader, Syed Amir Haider Kazmi, passed away after fighting a long battle with ill-health in London. Mr Kazmi served the government of Pakistan as a federal minister for health, social welfare and special education from 1988-1990. His foray into politics started as a […]

  • Editorial: Time to write PPP’s obituary

    Editorial: Time to write PPP’s obituary

    Forty-six years ago, when the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was founded on 30 November 1967, it were genuine and universally respected progressive intellectuals who stood behind Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto when the latter made a speech outlining the PPP manifesto based upon Roti, Kapra aur Makaan for every Pakistani: Food, Clothing and Shelter. Those days there […]

  • 30 November: The 46th Foundation Day of Pakistan Peoples Party – by H.A. Khan

    30 November: The 46th Foundation Day of Pakistan Peoples Party – by H.A. Khan

    The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was founded by various progressive politiicians including former members of the now-defunct Pakistan Socialist Party, banned by then-Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. In the 1960s, support for socialism as well as opposition to President General Ayub Khan’s pro-Western/pro-American policies mounted in West-Pakistan. General Ayub Khan’s unpopularity continued to grow following […]

  • Malik Sher Ahmed Khan – by Bahadar Ali Khan

    Malik Sher Ahmed Khan – by Bahadar Ali Khan

    President of People’s Labor Bureau Punjab and my uncle, Sardar Sher Ahmed Khan has suddenly passed away at the age of 59 years, and leaving behind a legacy of insurmountable selfless politics for the rights of poor laborers of Pakistan. He was a legend in his own-self. He was the one who suffered a lot […]

  • Bhutto and I – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    On the morning of April 4, 1979, the military dictatorship of General Ziaul Haq hanged to death Pakistan’s first popularly elected Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Today is the 33rd anniversary of what turned out to be perhaps one of the gravest judicial and dictatorial crimes in the history of the troubled nation of Pakistan. […]

  • The jiyala: A political and spiritual history – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Editor’s note: Pakistan’s urban elite have mostly been contemptuous of the passionate supporters, workers and activists of the Pakistan People’s Party.  The bulk of PPP activists come from the less previliged income groups and do not possess the urbane sophistry of the educated elites and the latter’s propensity to present half-truths and urban gossip as an understanding […]

  • Islamabad ke kufe se: A tribute to Madar-e-Jamhooriat Begum Nusrat Bhutto

    Haji Nazar Mohammad Leghari, born in 1921, was 58 when Mr. Bhutto was executed and brought to be buried in Garhi Khuda Bux. He was working as Estate Manager for Mr. Bhutto’s family from Jan 1, 1941. In his interview published in Sadiq Jafri’s book, Mr. Leghari reveals details of the first time Begum Bhutto […]

  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto: a woman who sacrificed all

    Begum Nusrat Bhutto has passed away. May Allah rest her soul in peace. She was a woman of substance who gave more to the world than took from it. She lost a husband, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, undoubtedly the biggest political leader Pakistan has seen after Quaid-e-Azam. She lost two young sons, Shahnawaz and Murtaza, both […]

  • R.I.P The woman of substance Nusrat Bhutto Ispahani – by Saria Benazir

    When one glances into the record of Pakistan Peoples Party, one will stumble on it. It is a long history of struggle and sacrifices. No doubt unfolding them is not even that unproblematic, but it necessitates a lot of audacity as the heart melts to see all, that the party, its workers and its leadership […]

  • Mother of democracy Begum Nusrat Bhutto dies

    DUBAI: Nusrat Bhutto, widow of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and mother of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, passed away in Dubai on Sunday. The federal government to announce one day of mourning due to her demise. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has announced the suspension of all political activity in the wake […]

  • Piddi ka shorba: Opportunists of the PPP – by Abbas Ather

    Abbas Ather’s take on Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Raymond Davis case. Mr Ather also offers a detailed history of the PPP, its ideals, struggles and internal divisions as a context of recent developments. (Source: Express, 21 Feb – 8 March 2011)

  • Dancing with fire: On the 1968 revolution in Pakistan led by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    A Tunisian man who put himself on fire has set ablaze the spirit of revolution various Arab countries in Africa and the Middle-East. It is a remarkable turn of events triggered by a disgruntled Tunisian vendor who became an angry human torch after police confiscated his wares and humiliated him. I have heard a number […]

  • How Pakistani political parties evolve (or otherwise) – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Related articles: Student politics in Pakistan: A history, lament and celebration – by Nadeem F. Paracha Special Report on PPP – by Amir Mateen A review of PML-Q and other factions of PML – by Amir Mateen Special report on Jamaat-e-Islami – by Amir Mateen Understanding Nawaz Sharif – by Amir Mateen Metamorphosis Pakistan’s political […]

  • Student politics in Pakistan: A history, lament and celebration – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Part-1: First steps In 1947 the only established student organization in the newly created country of Pakistan was the Muslim Students Federation (MSF), the student wing of the ruling Muslim League. MSF had been formed to assist the Muslim League in recruiting students and young Muslims of undivided India and help it achieve its goal […]

  • The PPP vs the holy nexus of Punjab and the establishment – by Ayaz Amir

    بھٹو پر ایوب کی پرچھائیاں زیادہ گہری نہیں تھیں ، وہ ذہین اور کچھ کر دکھانے کی لگن لیے تاریخ سے بھی شُد بُد رکھتے تھے ۔۔۔ اُنھوں نے نپولین اور ہٹلر کا مطالعہ کیا تھا لیکن برِ صغیر کی تاریخ سے انھیں کوئی سروکار نہیں تھا۔۔۔ اور وہ ایک مناسب لمحے کے منتظر تھے۔ […]

  • From Shaheed Justice Arif Iqbal Bhatti to Shaheed Salman Taseer: PPP’s struggle against the Ziaist Blasphemy Law

    The PPP has a long history of standing up to Islamofascism and Islamopatriotism in Pakistan, which have been systematically and institutionally cultivated in the curricula, mosques, schools, madrassahs, media and other aspects of Pakistani society by the military establishment. The martyrdom of Salman Taseer is not the first in the PPP’s effort to protect the […]

  • malka mar gai, badshah zindabad: On PPP’s transition from BB to Asif Zardari – by Qais Anwar

    Related articles: Sleeping with the enemy: Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi fulfilling the ISI’s designs – by Ahsan Abbas Shah On Safdar Abbasi’s participation in Geo TV’s Capital Talk – by Abdul Nishapuri An advice to Naheed Khan – by Abbas Ather ‘Touch my workers and I will not let you loose alive.’ An open […]

  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto: The Soul of PPP – by Aamir Hussaini

    After the Judicial murder of ZAB, it was BB who was the life force for the young idealist activists of PPP. For these activists, often referred to as jiyalas, ZAB was a myth while BB was the current life force of the party. For the next 30 years after ZAB, it was BB who defined […]

  • Benazir Bhutto: A charismatic leader – by Hamza Ameer

    Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the first women leader of a Muslim nation in modern history, a woman who represented a family filled with brilliance and a nation leading ability, a family that reached out to the needs of the people as the (late) Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the father of Benazir Bhutto was the pioneer of […]

  • Forty-four years of Pakistan Peoples Party (1967-2010) – by Riaz Ali Toori

    Related articles: A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba A Critical View: Understanding the Politics of PPP‏ – By Ahmad Nadeem Gehla Ayub Khan lost at the negotiation table at Tashkent the war that was won by the Pakistan army supported by the people of Pakistan in 1965. This […]

  • A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba

    Related articles: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto slaps General Zia and Ziaists from his grave – Hasan Nisar What is the difference between ZAB, Benazir Bhutto and other politicians? – by Munno Bhai Why Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto loved us – by Ali Sher Mussali “Real workers of PPP can never support Zardari.” Really? – by Khalid Wasti […]

  • A Critical View: Understanding the Politics of PPP‏ – By Ahmad Nadeem Gehla

    Related articles: Forty-four years of Pakistan Peoples Party (1967-2010) – by Riaz Ali Toori A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba Pakistan People’s Party is a party of masses. Majority of its supporters belong to under-privileged classes and their commitment with ideology of Bhutto has turned it in to […]

  • Pictures of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – compiled by Shahid Saeed

    Cross-posted from his blog It would be an understatement to say that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto has admirers as passionate as the people who hate them. He divides opinion like no other politician in our country and the marks he left continue to haunt this country, in both good and bad ways. His political legacy is […]

  • The 1995 Islamic coup attempt against Benazir Bhutto’s government

    Cross-posted from Shahid Saeed’s blog This is the first of a non-consecutive series of posts profiling the major coup attempts in Pakistan, both successful and failed. The series would not be chronological for a variety of reasons, primarily because of access to various source books that are spread over my home and current accommodation. Major […]

  • Bhutto’s nationalization policy: A response to PM Gilani’s statement – by Suleman Akhtar

    Related article: Was Bhutto’s nationalisation policy a mistake? This is response to P.M.Gilani’s statement “Nationalization of educational institutions was blunder“ I’am not going to vindicate Socialism, to be implemented as economic system of country, nor advocate the rhetorical demands of a class-less educational system. As an inhabitant of a fabricated security-state, I’am well aware of […]

  • Was Bhutto’s nationalisation policy a mistake?

    Related article: Bhutto’s nationalization policy: A response to PM Gilani’s statement – by Suleman Akhtar Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani termed the nationalisation of educational institutions in 1972 a ‘mistake’. Speaking at the death anniversary of Zamindar College founder Nawab Sir Fazal Ali in Gujrat, Mr Gilani said that “it was a wrong move, and […]

  • Punjab and struggle for democracy – by Farrukh Sohail Goindi

    Source: Awami Jamhoori Forum

  • Aaj bhi Bhutto zinda hai – by Fawad Manzoor

    Pakistan is passing through most critical time in its history. I would call it even worse than 1971. Pakistan in its 62 year history has gone through many turmoils. Founding fathers of the country passed away too soon after its creation. The slogan which was used for the creation Pakistan was changed according to the […]

  • What is the difference between ZAB, Benazir Bhutto and other politicians? – by Munno Bhai

    Munno Bhai’s article on this topic: ماں کے ہاتھ کی پکی روٹی اور اپنی پسند کی موت…گریبان…منوبھائی یہ تو معلوم نہیں کہ ”اقوال زریں“ کیسے وجود میں آتے ہیں مگر یہ عالمی سچائی ضرب المثل بن چکی ہے کہ ”تاریخ کا سب سے بڑا سبق یہ ہے کہ تاریخ سے کبھی کسی نے کوئی سبق […]

  • ZAB’s nephew challenges Fatima Bhutto’s version

    Source: DAWN By: Tariq Islam I refer to Fatima Bhuttos’s book Songs of Blood and Sword. I feel it is incumbent upon me to set the record straight on at least one story. Fatima tells us how Z.A. Bhutto wrote to his son Murtaza to go to Afghanistan to set up a militant base for […]

  • Special Report on PPP – by Amir Mateen

    Special Report: PPP Part-1 The cruel joke is on Benazir April 11, 2010 ISLAMABAD: Benazir Bhutto would not recognise her party if she were to see it today. It is no longer the Pakistan People’s Party that she inherited from her father and neither is it the one she may have wanted to bequeath to […]

  • Al-Zulfikar: The unsaid history – by Nadeem Paracha

    Pakistan is infamous for having a history cramped with assorted Islamist and sectarian organisations that have been unleashing havoc on its people and the state for over a decade. But long before violent terror groups like Sipah-e-Shaba, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and the Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan started using unprecedented violence and coercion to turn their idea of a mythical Sunni […]

  • Remembering Z.A. Bhutto – by Nafees Siddiqi

    Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was among those leaders of the world who shape the destinies of their peoples. Bhutto asserted Pakistan’s national independence when the country was a member of Western military pacts. It is his initiative in the 1960s that paved the way for Kissinger’s secret diplomacy with China, something that brought the United […]

  • A tribute to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – by Ali Nawaz Chowhan

    Former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. — Photo by White Star Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto entered public life at the early age of 30, in 1958. In his book The Myth of Independence he writes about his views on foreign policy and the paramount objectives of Pakistan’s people. I was a student in those days and whenever […]

  • Deconstructing Fatima Bhutto – by Abdul Nishapuri

    Contrary to the right wing propaganda that the PPP is a party of Bhutto worshippers, the party and its workers have on several occasions proven that they do not blindly follow any specific clan. Instead, they value individual characteristics of courage, political leadership, commitment and loyalty to the people’s cause. After the judicial murder of […]

  • PPP co-chairman felicitates Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 81st birthday

    Islamabad March 22, 2010: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People Party President Asif Ail Zardari has said that Begum Nusrat Bhutto was great woman and a national asset not only because she is the woman behind two great leaders of our country–Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto– but also in her own right for having […]

  • March Events – by Wajid Shamsul Hassan

    March is a landmark month for Pakistan. Notwithstanding the Shakespearean ides of March, it became a historical land mark for us as a nation when under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Muslim representatives of from all over the sub-continent decided to seek, strive and achieve a separate homeland. On March 23, 1940 Pakistan […]

  • A brief history of extremism in Pakistan – by Hassan Amin

    Ever since the inception of Pakistan, Extremist Mullahs have always been vying to hijack the State. When I refer to the term ‘Extremist Mullahs’, I draw a line to separate, ‘Islamist Fanatics with a Political Agenda’ from the simple and true Muslim religious scholars who don’t belong to any fanatic organization or political party. The […]