Benazir Bhutto – The Generous Lady

Mustajab Nazir

Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, a name that the world will remember forever. Some people are hard to forget. Its not important to have a blood-relation to die or cry for someone, you just need sympathy and a true devotion.

Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was born on 21st June 1953. She was nicknamed Pinky, because of her pink rosey cheeks. Benazir meaning inimitable, unique, or peerless.

She was and will only be the one. There was something very different about her style. The way she carried scarf, the way she dressed, the way she talked. She was a different person. Fearless and strong.

A Hindu writer wrote a poem about her, in her poem she called her “A Devi”, and in Hindu religion Devi is the ‘goddess’. That’s how important she was to all mankind. Mohtarma was a respectful lady. She was a dominant one in the politics.

Few days back PM of New Zealand praised Mohtarma. That woman is really inspired by her. Why shouldn’t she? Mohtarma was a graceful woman. She had everything that a woman could ask for, beauty, good character, strength, power, and respect. Mohtarma was the first Muslim woman to join politics. Not only politics, at a very young age she completed her O’levels. Well she was kind a unique. She was a God gifted. Many politicians come and gone, but Benazir stayed.

She was such a strong lady that she faced everything with a smile on her face. She had strong devotion towards politics that nothing stopped her. She was the first politician to face vote of no confidence in 1989. But she was there.

She was present at the National Assembly, unlike Imran Niazi. When he faced vote of no confidence he didn’t show up in the National Assembly, even his puppets left. She was even exiled for 8 years. For 8 years she was not allowed to visit Pakistan. For 8 years she was not allowed to step on her homeland, her motherland.

After 8 years, in 2007 when she stepped came to Pakistan. She cried. She cried of happiness. She was welcomed by a large number of people at Karachi airport. But General Musharaf was not happy at all and what he did. He ordered for a suicide blast.

Thankfully, Mohtarma was saved, but unfortunately many people lost their lives. Mohtarma visited their families too. Still they are remembered. It takes a huge courage to face everything, anything. Since the beginning, The Bhutto family had face literally everything. Deaths, brutality, accusations, but still they never said a single word.

How can we forget Mohtarma lost her father in 1979, then in 1985 she lost her youngest brother ShahNawaz and then in 1996 her another brother Mir Murtaza was murdered brutally in Karachi. Her mother Begum Nusrat Bhutto had Alzheimer’s. Yet Mohtarma didn’t left the people of this country alone.

Even her husband President Asif Ali Zardari, he was accused of a murder he never attempted. He was jailed for 11 years, and in those 11 years Mohtarma took care of everything, family and politics. She raised her children very well that now world is praising her son Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

We are living in a society where a woman is considered to stay home and do nothing. While, Mohtarma was the first lady in Muslim world who stepped into politics. She introduced lot of things in this country. A country where people follow Molvis blindly, Mohtarma followed the real principle of Islam. She believed in equality.

She even introduced polio drops into this country, and people turned against her. People called her a traitor, they even denied to get polio vaccinated. But she did her best to bring this in every city and town of Pakistan. Mohtarma believed in human rights, she never disrespected anyone. She wanted to make Pakistan a peaceful country.

When she was alive many opponents blamed her and even abused her. Not only her, people abused her mother too. Still many people abuse her. Many people say she was not a good leader, she got fame just because she was a woman politician. Well no. She did a lot for the success of this country.

A country which owe her a lot. She literally sacrificed her family for the sake of this country. There won’t be another Benazir, people may name their daughters Benazir. But Benazir was one.