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Benazir’s vision

Pakistanis, both here and abroad, celebrated the birthday of a great female political leader on June 21 – a leader who even after 15 years of martyrdom still remains alive…

How the Bhutto-Zardaris win 2023

This weekend PPP leader Khurshid Shah was released from Sukkur jail after over two years of incarceration. His NAB troubles are not over, but the wrath of the system has…

Benazir & the bomb

OF all Pakistan’s accomplishments the most astonishing has been the construction of a nuclear bomb. Far richer countries have tried and failed to go nuclear. It could be argued that…

Benazir’s advice

IN October 1991, I went to the Rawalpindi Bar Association to cover an event for my newspaper, The Muslim. As a young reporter at my first job, it was a…

Benazir’s doctrine

July 3, 1972 – a historic midsummer day when the Simla Accord was signed between Z A Bhutto and his Indian counterpart Indra Gandhi. The Accord was a milestone success…

Remembering Bhutto The Writer

Remembering Bhutto the writer

Today marks the 40th death anniversary of Z A Bhutto, arguably the most intelligent and well-read political leader Pakistan has had in its 72-year history.  A lot has been written…

Benazir of song and story

The rest of the world moves on, but in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Larkana, yesterday, today and tomorrow stand still near Bhutto’s mausoleum. Memories refuse to fade and politics change but…

Benazir – A Decade On

Benazir – a decade on

Ten years have passed since the day she died. In life and in death, Benazir Bhutto remains a contentious figure. The collective wisdom of courts, UN commissions and fact-finding missions…

Benazir’s Struggle

Benazir’s struggle

Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for a cause. She wanted to see Pakistan as a modern, progressive and pluralistic democratic country. She knew that her clear and bold stance against…

From Bhutto To Zardari

From Bhutto to Zardari

The spectacle of Sharjeel Memon — a former provincial minister accused of siphoning billions of rupees — being presented a gold crown by his supporters on his return home, two…