Thursday, December 26, 2019

#SalamBenazir #PPP #BenazirBhutto Remembering Benazir Bhutto's 27th december 2019

#SalamBenazir #BenazirBhutto - Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Rawalpindi speech 1973

Pashto Song - A Tribute To Benazir Bhutto

#PPP Music - #BenazirBhutto -- ميں باغی ہوں

#BenazirBhutto - Book on life of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto launched

Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he has no courage to write about martyrdom of his mother despite the passage of 12 years. He said, “It is very difficult for a son and she was not only my mother but also my leader.” He was speaking at the launching of a novel on the life of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto by Turkish writer, Yasar Seyman. The novel has been published in three languages i-e Turkish, English and Urdu.

The PPP Chairman said that it was tried to stop her story but no one will be able to do so. The name of Islamabad airport was Benazir International Airport but the name was changed. Similarly it was tried to change the name of Benazir Income Support Programme. But no one will be able to erase her name from the hearts and minds of people of Pakistan.

He said that when she (Benazir) was campaigning for her first election it was said that a woman cannot be a prime minister. Her haters had gathered together and fatwas were issued against her. It was said from the mosques that a woman cannot become Prime Minister and if one votes for her then his or her marriages will be annulled. She confronted and fought against all of them and became a Prime Minister. Massive rigging took place in 1988 elections and it was first experience that how selected are chosen. The then President came to Asif Ali Zardari and asked him to become Prime Minister because they did not want to salute a woman. But the people had voted for Benazir Bhutto and not Asif Ali Zardari or anyone else.

#Pakistan #PPP - Benazir Bhutto - When hope dies, you breathe it back to life again!

Syed Ishrat Husain
On December 27, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto held a rally at Liaqat Bagh in Rawalpindi, the venue named after the country’s first Prime Minister, Liaqat Ali Khan, who was defeated at this very location during a rally in 1951.After an emotional speech, BB prepared to leave the venue, and emerged from her bomb-proof vehicle to wave to her supporters. Shots were fired at her, and a suicide bomb was detonated at once following the shooting. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.
She ascended to prominence after the execution of her father, ex-prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, at the hands of the brutal military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq. As an impassioned opponent of Zia’s regime, she was lionized as an emblem of Pakistan’s democratic struggle. Benazir Bhutto was a powerful symbol of feminine resistance and resilience. Her most important positive legacy was perhaps her strident opposition to the military rule of Zia-al-Haq and Pervez Musharraf. Her determination to return to face elections was a significant effort to strengthen the democratic forces in Pakistan. The decision proved to be fatal as it took her life, but if a democratic system consolidates and the military refrains from coups in the future, she could be claimed as one of the key leaders who made that possible.Benazir Bhutto inherited a bitterly polarized Pakistan left by General Zia-ul-Haq. Nothing was served to remove the restrictions placed on the Ahmadi minority. She could not remove the sharia laws put forward by Zia’s regime, or the blasphemy law which hurts the minorities in Pakistan even today.
The Ahmadi community has long been persecuted in Pakistan. Since 1953, when the first post-independence anti-Ahmadi riots broke out, the relatively little number of Ahmadis in Pakistan have lived under threat. Between 1953 and 1973, this persecution was infrequent, but in 1974 a new wave of anti-Ahmadi disturbances spread across Pakistan. On September 6, 1974, a constitutional amendment came in to affect which explicitly deprived Ahmadis of their identity as Muslims.In 1984, Pakistan amended its penal code, granting legal status to five ordinances that explicitly targeted religious minorities, including a law against blasphemy; a law punishing defiling the Quran; a prohibition against insulting the wives, family, or companions of the Prophet of Islam; and two laws specifically restricting the activities of Ahmadis. On April 26, 1984, General Zia-ul-Haq issued these last two laws as part of Martial Law Ordinance XX, which amended Pakistan’s Penal Code, sections 298-B and 298-C. Ordinance XX undercut the natural actions of religious minorities generally, but struck at Ahmadis in particular by prohibiting them from indirectly or directly posing as a Muslim. In addition, Ordinance XX prohibited Ahmadis from declaring their faith publicly, propagating their faith, building mosques, or getting the call for Muslim prayer.
Elections held under Zia-ul-Haq in 1985 reversed universal voting rights and introduced a system of separate electorates that required non-Muslims to register as a separate category and vote for non-Muslim candidates. To vote, the Ahmadis had to file as non-Muslims. Since then, Ahmadis have in practice been denied the right to vote in local, provincial, and national elections.

In 2002, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf abolished the separate electorate system and restored the original joint electorate scheme with one major amendment. Through an executive order, he created a separate category for Ahmadis. Executive Order No. 15 states that elections for the members of the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies shall be declared on the basis of a joint electorate, but the status of Ahmadis was to remain unchanged. As a result, Pakistani citizens have been moved to a single electoral list, leaving only Ahmadis on a non-Muslim list. The new Election Act 2017 retains the provisions affecting the status of the Ahmadis. If anyone raises an objection against a particular voter identifying them as non-Muslim, the election commission can summon the individual and ask that they declare they are not Ahmadi or be put on a supplementary special voter list.It was reported in Human Rights Watch that an Ahmadi can only vote if he acknowledges that he is a non-Muslim, and that violates the very basic tenet of an Ahmadi’s faith.
The issue of abducting and forcefully converting Hindu girls in several districts of Sindh province was taken up in the Sindh Assembly, where a resolution was debated and unanimously passed after it was modified over objections of certain lawmakers that it should not be restricted to Hindu girls because, girls irrespective of their faiths should be protected from being kidnapped and forcibly converted in Sindh
Forced Conversion bill:Article 20 of the Constitution guarantees religious freedom.
On July 16, 2019, the issue of abducting and forcefully converting Hindu girls in several districts of Sindh province was taken up in the Sindh Assembly, where a resolution was debated and unanimously passed after it was modified over objections of certain lawmakers that it should not be restricted to Hindu girls because, girls irrespective of their faiths should be protected from being kidnapped and forcibly converted in Sindh.
However on October 8, 2019, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh rejected the bill criminalizing forced religious conversions. This was the second attempt at enacting an anti-conversion law in the Sindh province.In December 2016 the Provincial Assembly passed a similar bill, but on the insistence of the provincial government, the governor did not assent to it.
The governor Sindh reportedly returned the bill to the assembly, calling for them to revisit it. He had primarily raised objections over the clause that denounced the conversion of small girls and said the practice should be stopped, stating, when the fourth Caliph Ali Ibn e Abi Talib can convert to Islam at a young age, why can’t Hindu girls?
The governor’s criticisms refer to the “Age of Conversion,” which forbids children from converting to a different religion while they are minors. No individual shall be deemed to have changed their religion until they attain the age of majority, which is 18 years of age.
A request to the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
On the evening of the 12th death anniversary of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, I would like to request you to look into these very important issues which are related to the peace of the province and the country both. I would like to remind you that the honour killing bill was presented by PPP’s Sughra Imam in 2014 and passed unanimously from the parliament during PMLN’s last government. I hope Sindh province should hold the lead to create harmony between the majority Muslims and the minorities through legislation.
At a remembrance ceremony in London for Salman Taseer, the governor of the Punjab province who was killed by his own security guard, you said;
To the Christian and other minority communities in Pakistan, we will defend you. Those who wish to harm you for a crime you did not commit will have to go through me first.
I hope Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s legacy flourishes, may you lead the provincial and federal parliaments for the rights of minorities.

#Benazirbhutto - Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Was The Strongest Chain Of Federation Of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was the strongest chain of Federation of Pakistan and those who assassinated her had planned to break the chain but failed due to "Pakistan Khappe" slogan of President Asif Ali Zardari soon after the national tragedy.

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was the strongest chain of Federation of Pakistan and those who assassinated her had planned to break the chain but failed due to "Pakistan Khappe" slogan of President Asif Ali Zardari soon after the national tragedy.In his message on the eve of 12th martyrdom day anniversary of former Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the PPP Chairman paid rich tribute to her, saying that people of Pakistan would never forget their brave leader, who sacrificed everything for the country and for the rights of its downtrodden and barefoot masses.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that as a young daughter whose father and the most popular leader Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged by dictator, she fought bravely for the ideals her father embraced the gallows for.She led the followers of Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto into an untiring struggle against the burtal tyrant in shape of Zia.
She suffered solitary confinement, imprisonments and forced exiles while fighting for restoration of democracy.
The PPP Chairman pointed out that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto defeated the dictatorship and was given power under compulsion after its remnants failed to completely hijack the 1988 general elections.
After elections, as Prime Minister, she ordered release of all the political prisoners in the country and launched programmes for the development of country and the masses.He said that programmes covering health, education, poverty eradication, women development and defence, she launched, put the country onto the path to progress and prosperity.
The ballistic missile programme made our defence invincible in the wake of nuclear programme launched by her father Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto before his judicial murder.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reiterated his commitment to the mission of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and pledged that he would continue the struggle with the support of Pakistani masses and the Party supporters.He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto would continue to live in the hearts and minds of the people as her legacy would never be forgotten in the history of Pakistan and her struggle for democracy, human rights and peaceful society.

#Pakistan #PPP - Bilawal Bhutto expresses anger over removal of 800,000 names from BISP database

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday expressed anger over the government’s decision to expel 820,165 people from the database of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), ARY News reported.

The PPP leader termed the decision as an attack on the process of making poor women empowered. He said the decision shows that the incumbent government didn’t interested in removing poverty from the country.
Bilawal Bhutto demanded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) govt to take back its decision and warned that he will take up a decision at every available forum.
Earlier in the day, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar said that the government had decided to expel 820,165 unmerited people from the database of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
Sania Nishtar made the announcement while conducting a press conference during the inauguration ceremony of Ehsaas programme for undergraduate students at Higher Education Commission (HEC). The ceremony was also attended by President Dr Arif Alvi.

“The people who have been expelled from the BISP database over failing to meet the merit. The deserving people had been apportioned after a survey conducted 10 years ago which is seemingly enough to change condition. Unmerited people were being paid since 2011. The government took the decision for restricting government employees to get registered in the programme.”
While detailing the Ehsaas undergraduate programme, the special assistant announced the provision of educational scholarships to 50,000 students in a year.

Benazir Bhutto: A Phoenix that rose from Ashes

Abdul Rasool Syed
Benazir Bhutto, a woman of courage, boldness, and resilience who
fought against the toxic mindset of people on all fronts. Standing among the world's most prominent leaders she built an image for Pakistan that brought the country back in the world's good books.
27th December is marked every year as the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto – one of the greatest leaders of the world and the first Muslim woman to head an Islamic country. She was an epitome of courage, resoluteness, steadfastness, and resilience. Her intrepidity is eulogized not only by his diehard ideologues but also by her worst detractors. Her life is characterized by the indefatigable struggle against the despotic forces of dictatorship and fascism. She left no stone unturned to get democratic ethos entrenched in the political, social and economic order of the country.
She carried forward the legacy of populism as inculcated by her great father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in such an amazing way that people become so deeply infatuated with her that the eyes of every Pakistani wept ocean of tears over her untimely and painful assassination. Her cold-blooded murder shook rank and file of Pakistani masses and her unforgettable and charismatic persona would continue to impress the generations to come.
Benazir Bhutto was born June 21, 1953, the first of four children in a well-to-do landowning family of the province of Sindh. She grew up in surroundings littered with the trappings and perks of Pakistan’s post-colonial, English-speaking elite. She was attended to by an English governess, called by her nickname, “Pinkie,” due to her rosy complexion and enrolled in Roman Catholic convent school.
She paid a price for her promise. Over the next five years, with the Pakistan People’s Party outlawed, Bhutto was in and out of detention, sometimes at home, under house arrest, or in prison, under harrowing conditions
While at 16, she had to leave for Redcliff College, Harvard University for which she was not mentally prepared. “I cried and cried and cried because I had never walked to classes in my life before,” she once told an interviewer. “I’d always been driven to school in a car and picked up in a car, and here I had to walk and walk and walk. It was cold, bitterly cold, and I hated it … but it forced me to grow up. “
From Harvard, she went on to Oxford University to study politics, philosophy, and economics, an arena where she honed her debating skills by becoming the first foreign woman to be elected president of the prestigious Oxford Union. She was a brilliant student and excelled in oratory at Harvard and Oxford, inspiring not just minds but also connecting hearts — it was she who introduced the incumbent British Prime Minister Theresa May to Philip May who would become her husband.
A shrewd politician and a committed family woman, Benazir had a legacy that refused to die down with her; As a veteran journalist Hasan Mujtaba commented in his poem, “Tum zinda hokar Murda ho/Wo Murda hokar Zinda hai (You are already dead while you live/She is alive even after her death).

Quaid-e-Azam A Visionary Leader Of South Asia: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a visionary leader of South Asia and the importance of his two-nation theory is becoming more clear.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a visionary leader of South Asia and the importance of his two-nation theory is becoming more clear. He said this in his statement on the eve of birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Wednesday.

He held Quaid-d-Azam authored a history by making Pakistan through splendid struggle.
PPP is a real flag-bearer of vision of Quaid-e-Azam. Bilawal remarked Quaid-e-Azam had said 70 years earlier that Hindu and Muslim can never live together. He further stated PPP will continue to protect the religious rights of minorities in PakistanPPP always waged a struggle for equal political, economic and social rights for all Pakistanis.