Iftikhar Alvi (APP)
It’s because of this policy the PPP formed a coalition government and is cooperating with the PML-N in the Punjab to bury ill-wills of the past in the greatest national interest.
In the prevailing situation of confusion, despair and apparent tension among various institutions of the country, the implementation of the Charter of Democracy (COD), a brainchild of Benazir Bhutto, signed with Nawaz Sharif would be helpful in straightening and overcoming flaws in the system.
Besides it will bring politicians of different political parties on one platform to save nascent democracy from invisible conspiracies and serve the motherland in a better way.
In her about two decades long political career, Benazir Bhutto continued her struggle for the revival of democracy against dictatorial regimes of Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf.
And she paid the price in the form of facing jail, house arrest, disturbance of family life and ultimately laying down her life for the cause of democracy and peoples’ rights on December 27, 2007, at historic Liaqat Bagh Rawalpindi.
She never bowed to dictators and faced their wrath with boldness, unwavering courage and commitment to achieve the lofty goal of revival of democracy.
Her achievement in the field of politics has left indelible mark on the horizon of the country’s politics.
After the judicial murder of her late father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the founder of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on April 4,1979, she continued her struggle dauntlessly.
Till her death she continued her untiring efforts to accomplish her father’s mission of ensuring rights, well-being, self respect of poor people of Pakistan as well as making the country invincible on all fronts.
No other woman earned such unprecedented fame across the globe in the field of politics. Her life’s sacrifice for the people and the country not only influenced women in Pakistan but also abroad.
She left her mark particularly on politicians world wide to emulate her for doing something extraordinary for their respective countries that may earn them respect in the annals of history.
Even her long-time critics now admire her.
Commenting on BB’s contribution to democracy, Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Liaquat Baloch said that after the martyrdom of her father, she took over the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in very critical circumstances.
“Without any doubt she had not only organized the party with her God gifted capabilities but also gave a direction to the party’s political struggle, leaving a positive and far-reaching impact on national politics,” he added.
He said that after Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Benazir Bhutto was such a politician amongst Pakistani women who proved her mettle through long democratic struggle.
He said that he had worked with her in the National Assembly when Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister and undoubtedly she was not only a far-sighted politician but also had a sense of understanding of affairs.
He said the plan of her murder was a conspiracy against our national solidarity besides destabilizing Pakistan.
“But our politicians frustrated all such conspiracies. After the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto, her political role did not come to an end.
Guidance can be taken from it,” Baloch added.