“The nation is gripped in her worst crisis, standing in the middle of the road between survival and disintegration. Since the birth of Pakistan, crisis has followed crisis in rapid escalation. Millions of lives were sacrificed to create this country. Pakistan is said to be the dream of Mohammad Iqbal and the creation of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam. Was anything wrong with the dream or with the one who made the dream come true? Opinions have differed and continue to differ. The next few years will most probably decide the issue, perhaps once and for all, and not without bloodshed. This process is not inevitable but the present policies of the ruling junta are driving this country towards a sad inevitability.”

–Zulfiqar Ali Bhuttoin a letter to his daughter, Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1978), as published in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell.

As the 37th death anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto arrives on April 4th, 2016, one can’t help but wonder if the prophecies made by a dying man are coming true. While remembering and keep the legacy alive of the great leader is of no harm if done in an acceptable manner, the Sindh government is spending Rs25 million on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder, to celebrate his death anniversary. This sort of pomposity goes against his ideology and perhaps the PPP ought to respect that instead of using his legacy to still gather votes in the province.