I was passing through the
statue of Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto at boat basin today. My son asked me that who
is this lady. I tried to explain him that she was the Prime Minister of
Pakistan. She was the first Muslim woman head of a democratic state. Then he
asked where she is now and why is she not a prime minster any more. For a while,
I went to the past. Remembering the day when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. It
was a chaos all over the country.
Avoiding meeting his eyes, I told him that she had an accident and died on the
spot. Because I know if I have told him that she was assassinated then surely
his next question would be what is assassination and why she was assassinated.
For that, I have no answer. Unluckily, history of Pakistan is full of
assassinations. Started from Liaquat Ali Khan, who was the first Prime Minster
of Pakistan and served the nation as a political theorist and a lawyer, this
game of assassination has ruined to true essences of politics in Pakistan. He
was assassinated in 1951 in Rawalpindi.
A number of times I have thought that why in Pakistan, the lives of people have
no value whether it is a common man or a public figure. Accidents and attacks
happen all over the world. They are also investigated. But in Pakistan, starting
from Liaquat Ali Khan till Benazir Bhutto, the investigations were not
justified. By making statues and making speeches can never give justice to them.
It is really sad to know that the all elected prime ministers of Pakistan have
never completed their tenures. The assassinations have made the country weaker
day by day. That is why we are opened to all enemies. The reports that are made
about these assassinations are kept under wraps up till now. Not a single case
has been solved. My question here is very simple that why the system or
governments are not able to produce the victims in front of the law. Whether it
is any political assassination or some religious assassination of Salman Taseer,
no one in this country deserves to die from other hands and in such
What is needed here is to build a healthy and democratic society that fulfills
the basic necessities of the people living in. Assassinations, killings and
throwing democratic governments, these all things are weakening the system
gradually. The image of Pakistan is becoming worse day by day in the
international community. People of Pakistan feel insecure because if the system
is not able to secure and then give justice to its leaders, then how come the
common man feels safe.