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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Curse on the Bhutto Family* 73


I have been wondering how the Bhutto family has fared. In a matter of a about 3 decades the name Bhutto has almost ceased to exist in Pakistan's political field. This to my mind is nothing short of curse. To start with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who was in real terms the son of a Hindu mother was hanged in a judicial farce. It was murder and Bhutto became the second Prime Minister to be hanged in the world. This was not the end as his wife who was kept imprisoned for years by general Zia- ul- Haq finally scummed to cancer.

 Her daughter who had donned the legacy of her father and was Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated during a public meeting. The list does not end here and the younger brother of Benazir Bhutto , Murtaza Bhutto was shot dead in Karachi when his sister was prime Minister of Pakistan. It was a murky affair to say the least. Murtaza was opposed to his sister and many eyebrows were raised at this killing. His elder brother was found dead in a Paris apartment. Another gory death that has never been explained.

It appears the mark of Cain is on the Bhutto household. One hopes this is the end of this chain and the survivors of the Bhutto household can live a full life.