Bashir Riaz

  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the mother of democracy, gave this powerful message to the Martial Law Administrator General Ziaul Haq, “Our heads might roll but they will never bow down. We will fight for the rights of our people, generation after generation.” These words were welcomed by the ...

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  • In December 2019, as we mark the twelfth death anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the essence of her principles and ideals have been etched into our collective memories just like the memory of our favourite fragrance. Once you experience it, it becomes a part of your memory forever. December is ...

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  • Tall like his father, handsome and charismatic, when Mir Murtaza Bhutto used to enter a room he would remind everyone of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Begum Nusrat Bhutto often commented on how Murtaza was a spitting image of his father. The journey of my acquaintance with Mir Murtaza Bhutto began ...

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  • June 21, 1953 is the birthday of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the first woman prime-minister of any Muslim state. Remembering her brings pain and sorrow of her loss but for me, it is also a reminder of her compassionate and beautiful personality. Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto represented the Pakistan that was ...

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  • Nearly forty years ago on April 4, 1979, the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (SZAB) was a victim of judicial murder. There were worldwide protests by not just Pakistanis but also by various leaders who condemned this injustice meted out to the people of Pakistan and ...

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  • Looking back to the time period when I had the honour and pleasure to be around Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, I realise that those were the glorious days when her struggle for democracy was at its peak. Today marks eleven years of her martyrdom but she is still alive in our memories through the ...

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  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto was an iron lady who stood against undemocratic forces in Pakistan. She was awarded the highest civilian award for democratic struggle against dictatorship. She faced tyrannical rule of the dictator Zia ul Haq with utmost bravado. Despite house arrests and other difficulties ...

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  • September 20th marks Mir Murtaza Bhutto’s 22nd death anniversary. In 1996, he was murdered on this day. His birthday and death anniversary are separated by a single day. Near Queens Road in London, Murtaza’s flat was the centre of a global movement against false murder case and death ...

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  • The Daughter of Pakistan, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is the star on the horizon of politics that neither fades away nor breaks down. This tribute was given to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto by a delegate from the Middle East on the occasion of the 50th commemoration of the Socialist International. The ...

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  • On March 18, 1978 the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Molvi Mushtaq Hussain gave the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto a death sentence in a false murder case. This decision was not surprising as it was according to the wishes of dictator Zia ul Haq who was constantly working ...

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  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto was awarded highest civilian award for democratic struggle against dictatorship. Begum Sahiba enjoyed tremendous respect not only among party workers but also in national political circles. She was kind hearted and loved workers of PPP. I like to mention here I was honored when ...

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  • It has been ten years since Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto left us, leaving a huge gap in the political landscape of Pakistan. But Shaheed BB will forever illuminate our hearts through the light of the memories she has left behind. As today marks a decade of her shahadat, I want to share the ...

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  • Pakistan recently celebrated its seventieth independence day. However, freedom has not come easily and the country has had to struggle against the shackles of dictatorship for several decades. It has been the blood of the Bhuttos that has managed to nourish the young sapling of democracy in this ...

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  • Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was the voice of the people. She had a genuinely strong relationship with her people. It was as if her heart used to beat in the same rhythm as the heart of the masses. She was the true keeper of national interest and this has been demonstrated by her long struggle against ...

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  • The fourth of April is the anniversary of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s judicial murder in 1979. Most people know it as the date when Pakistan saw its lowest. A wily dictator coerced the judiciary to illegally execute the most popular elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali ...

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  • Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was the glorious face of Pakistan and was a source for a bright future for our country. She was not only one of the youngest head of states in the world but she was the first woman to serve as the head of state in any Muslim country in the world. She was brutally martyred on ...

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  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto is the legacy of the past, today belongs to us”. These were the unfortunate remarks of one of the party leaders that he expressed on the occasion of Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s first death anniversary, and in fact he was against holding such a commemorating event. This ...

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  • Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is the flag bearer of Kashmiris struggle for independence and self-determination and has always expressed solidarity with suppressed Kashmiris beside highlighting Indian atrocities at the international level. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was always in close contact ...

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  • This was the darkest chapter of General Ziaul Haq’s Martial Law. Human rights were not a consideration. People were jailed, tortured and killed with abandon. This warranted a historic declaration: “We shall fight for Pakistan through generations, one after the other.” The person ...

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