Comments on: Twist in the tale : Pakistan seeks reopening of Bhutto’s hanging case Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: sensiblepatriot Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:59:16 +0000 Not much difference of opinion here regarding Bhutto. Pakistan attacked India in 1965 on the insistence Bhutto brought on Ayub, who was more practical general (who in many ways took the developmental path of west pakistan and made pakistan a middle income country before bhutto frittered that away).

It is unfortunate for Pakistan as well as south Asians that they got the first democrat after decades of independence but then proved unworty,venal and corrupt inspite of his charming skills and political guile.
Pakistan’s Bamgladesh debacle rests on Bhutto and it is he who presided over the country’s break up inorder to rule the entire west pakistan all by himself.

In order to wrest influence from Army he devised even more ruthless campaign against India at the International agencies so as to steal the Army’s thunder paradoxically giving the Army the reason to continue as political party in deciding Pakistan’s fate.

In order to gain the rising fundementalism, he orchestrated anti-ahmediyya riots and eventually brought a law debarring ahemidyyas from Islam laying foundations for Afghan interference and finally the country’s radicalisation.

His Socialistic populism was only rhetoric mainly as a fodder to the masses and by allowing trade unionism and nationalising schools, he brought the country to utter illeterate mess which it is today. He weakened what is left of democratic institutions into centres of nepotism.

In lot of respects he was similiar to Indira Gandhi, but history took a turning point when India defeated Indira Gandhi politically, where people in millions voted her out of power enforcing the first real democratic change of Guard at the Centre, proving to the world that India indeed had a working democracy. while in Pakistan the Army took the baton of executing Bhutto even before people got a chance to vote him out, there by institutionalising the influence of Army as a political unit that we still see today.

By: shoaibo Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:02:42 +0000 It’s fine to exonerate him for a crime he did not commit but let’s not idolize him either. He had tremendous potential, charm, skills, education, pedigree and he threw it all away for power. He set the stage for the east pakistan conflict, atrocities and break up. Some say his judicial murder was the right punishment for the wrong crime. Let’s stop worshipping names. Let’s fix our system. Let’s focus our energies on finding the murderers of Benazir. She deserves justice and her killers the death sentence.