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Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s plea to the land of the pure – by Qais Anwar

Editor’s note: In today’s newspapers, I read a report about the arrest warrants of Begum Nusrat Bhutto by an Accountability Court located in Rawalpindi under the watchful eyes of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The court issued arrest warrants of Beghum Nusrat Bhutto, former chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party, and six other accused in the Cotecna reference filed by NAB. Of course, it is the same courts (Supreme Court and LHC in particular) for whom the process of accountability starts and ends at the PPP and the Bhutto family. The process of political victimization against the Bhuttos and the PPP is a consistent hallmark of the Teeen Jeem (Judges, Jenerals and Journalists). Hwever, today’s decision has further exposed the ugliest and record low standards of the so called Azad Adlia in Pakistan. In this context, we find it apt to publish Qais Anwar’s excellent post, read and weep! (Abdul Nishapuri)

دھرتی ماں کی عدالت میں نصرت بھٹو کا کیس

دھرتی ماں: ابھی کچھ دیر پہلے میں نے نم انکھوں کے ساتھ نصرت بھٹو کے وارنٹ گرفتاری جاری ہونے کی خبر پڑھی ہے۔ میں اس ملزمہ کے نام سے اپنے بچپن سے آگاہ ہوں۔ میں نے پہلی مرتبہ اس کی شکل تب دیکھی تھی جب میرے چھوٹے سے شہر میں جماعت اسلامی نے ایک تصویر بانٹی تھی جس میں ملزمہ کو رقص کرتے ہوءے دکھا یا گیا تھا ۔ ملزمہ کی جو تصویر میرے زہن پر اب تک نقش ہے یہ وہ تصویر ہے جب قذافی سٹیڈیم میں ملزمہ کے سر پر لاٹھیاں برساءی گءی تھیں اور اس کے چہرے کو خون سے رنگ دیا گیا تھا ۔ ملزمہ کے متعلق آخری کالم میں نے منو بھاءی کا دیکھا تھا ۔ملزمہ بارہ چودہ برس پہلے ہی اپنی یاد داشت اس حد تک کھو چکی تھی کہ منو بھاءی کے بقول ایک سرکاری سفر کے دوران ان سے پوچھ رہی تھی کہ لاہور میں ہمارے ایک منو بھاءی ہوتے تھے ان کا کیا ہوا۔ اور اب سنا ہے ملزمہ ایک لاش کی طرح بستر پر پڑی ہوءی ہے۔

دھرتی ماں : آج میرا دل مجھے مجبور کر رہا ہے کہ میں ملزمہ کا کیس کسی منصف کے سامنے رکھوں ۔ میرے ملک کی اعلی ترین عدالت اپنا فیصلہ سنا چکی بالکل ویسا ہی فیصلہ جیسے یہ عدالت پہلے سناتی تھی۔ لیکن دھرتی ماں تیرا انصاف ہمیشہ عدالتوں کے انصاف سے مختلف رہا ۔ جب بھی کوءی مر کر تیری کوکھ میں پہنچا تو نے کسی کو ہمیشہ کے لیے امر کردیا اور کسی کو تاریخ کے اندھیرے کونے میں پھینک دیا ۔ تو نے شاہ حسین ؛ بلھے شاہ ؛ شاہ لطیف کی قبروں کو وہ کشش دے دی کہ ہر چھوٹا بڑاان قبروں کی طرف کھنچا چلا آتا ہے۔ اور تو نے ہی شہنشاہوں کے عظیم الشان مقبروں کو وہ صورت دے دی کہ وہاں چارپاءی پر بیٹھے آثار قدیمہ کے چوکیدار کے علاوہ کوءی چہرہ نظر نہیں آتا۔ دھرتی ماں جب تو کسی مرے ہوءے کو اپنا حصہ بناتی ہے تو فیصلہ کرتی ہے کہ وہ سچا تھا کہ جھوٹا ۔ میں نے آج تک تجھے جھوٹے فیصلے کرتے ہو ءے نہیں دیکھا اس لیے ملزمہ کا کیس تیری عدالت میں لے آیا ہوں۔

دھرتی ماں : میں تیرے سامنے اس عورت کا کیس لے کر آیا ہوں جو وزیر اعظم کی بہو؛ وزیر اعظم کی بیوی اور وزیر اعظم کی ماں کا اعزاز اور ایک شہید کی بیوی اور تین شہیدوں کی ماں کی شان رکھتی ہے۔ یہ وہ عورت ہے جو پاکستان کی ریاست کے سربراہ کی ساس ہے ۔ لیکن المیہ یہ ہے کہ جن لوگوں کے ساتھ میں نے ملزمہ کا تعلق بیان کیا ہے وہ سب کے سب مجرم ہیں ۔ ملزمہ کے سسر نے بغاوت کرکے نواب جونا گڑھ کو مجبور کیا کہ وہ ریاست کے پاکستان کے ساتھ الحاق کا اعلان کریں ۔ لیکن اس شخص کا اس سے بھی بڑا جرم یہ تھا کہ اس نے نچلے طبقے کی ایک عورت سے شادی کرکے ایک جاگیردار گھرانے میں اس ذہن کی پرورش کی جس کی اپنی ماں کے ساتھ جذباتی وابستگی نے اسے قاءد عوام بنا دیا ۔ اس عورت کی بدقسمتی کہ یہ اس مجرم کی بیوی ہے جو پاکستان کے پاک باز سیاست دانوں اور جرنیلوں میں واحد قاتل تھا جس کا ثبوت اس کی سپریم کورٹ آف پاکستان کی طرف سے قایم رکھی گءی پھانسی کی سزا ہے۔ اس شخص کا ایک جرم یہ بھی ہے کہ اس نے اس وقت کی ایسٹبلشمنٹ کی خواہشات کے بر عکس امریکہ کو ناراض کر دیا ۔ یہ عورت ان دو جذباتی نوجوانوں کی ماں ہے جنہوں نے اپنے باپ کا بدلہ لینے کی ٹھانی تھی لیکن آخر کار پاکستان کی پولیس اور ایجنسیوں نے انہیں صلح کرنے کے بعد اپنے خاص انداز میں کیفر کردار تک پہنچا دیا ۔ایک پولیس مقابلے میں مارا گیا اور دوسرا نا معلوم وجوہات کی بنا پر اپنے کمرے میں مردہ پایا گیا۔ ملزمہ اس عورت کی بھی ماں ہے جو اپنے باپ کی موت کے بعد اس کی سیاست کی وارث بن گءی۔ جس نے اپنے باپ اور بھاءیوں کے انجام سے سبق نہیں سیکھا اور مرتے دم تک وہ جنگ لڑتی رہی جو اس کے باپ نے شروع کی تھی۔ یہ عورت اس شخص کی ساس ہے جو ان چار مجرموں کی قبروں کا محا فظ بن گیا اور اس نے ان مجرموں کے پیروکاروں کو ایک جھنڈے کے نیچے اکٹھا رکھا۔

دھرتی ماں : میں نے اخباروں میں کءی بار چیف جسٹس کی ہدایات دیکھی ہیں کہ ملزموں اور مجرموں کے گھر والوں کو تنگ نہ کیا جاءے ۔ لیکن ملزمہ نصرت بھٹو سر شاہ نواز بھٹو؛ ذولفقار علی بھٹو ؛ شاہ نواز بھٹو؛ مرتضی بھٹو؛ بے نظیر بھٹو اور آصف زرداری جیسے بڑے بڑے مجرموں کی رشتہ دار ہے اس لیےچیف جسٹس اس کے متعلق ایسی ہدایت نہیں دے سکتے ۔

دھرتی ماں : اب انصاف تمہارے ہاتھ میں ہے ۔ تم وہ ہو جس نے ایک پر رونق مسجد کے پہلو میں شان کے ساتھ کے دفناءے گءے ضیا ء الحق کی قبر کو ویرانی کی علامت بنا دیا ہے ۔ اور یہ تمہاری کوکھ کی کرامت ہے کہ تم نے ایک دور دراز جگہ پر چند لوگوں کی موجودگی میں قبر میں ڈالے گءے ذوالفقار علی بھٹو کی قبر کو مزاروں کا درجہ دے دیا ہے ۔ دھرتی ماں انصاف کرو اور ملزمہ نصرت بھٹو کو اپنی گود میں لے لو۔ ملزمہ کے جنازے پر آءے ہوءے ہجوم کا حجم تیرے انصاف کی نشانی ہو گا ۔ اگر یہ ہجوم لاکھوں میں ہوا تو ملزمہ بری اور اگر ہزاروں میں تو بے شک وہ مجرم تھی۔ اور ہاں اب میرے ملک کی عدالتیں ٹی وی دیکھ کر فیصلے کرتی ہیں ہو سکتا ہے ملزمہ کے جنازے کا منظر میرے ملک کے چیف جسٹس کو یہ فیصلہ کرنے میں مدد دے دے کہ ملزمہ سچی تھی کہ جھوٹی

دھرتی ماں ؛ دہاءی ہے ۔ انصاف کرو ؛ انصاف کرو ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔

Benazir Bhutto, top right, is seen with her family in July 1978. From left to right are her mother, Nusrat Bhutto, her brother Shahnawaz Bhutto, her father, former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Her brother Murtaza Bhutto is at bottom left and her sister Sanam Bhutto is at bottom right. (AP Photo.
Benazir Bhutto, top right, is seen with her family in July 1978. From left to right are her mother, Nusrat Bhutto, her brother Shahnawaz Bhutto, her father, former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Her brother Murtaza Bhutto is at bottom left and her sister Sanam Bhutto is at bottom right.

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  • Fall of Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto an his Family was due to his attaining Nuclear Power for Pakistan
    The explosive situation in the region is the direct or indirect result of the threat hurled by Dr. Henry Kissinger to late. Bhutto and tacit support of Ronald Reagan to the so-called Islamic Dictator General Mohammad Ziaul Haq (1977-1988).

    “QUOTE”

    “It is generally believed that the US wanted Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto to be removed from the political scene of Pakistan mainly on two accounts. First, for the nuclear policy that he framed and tried to relentlessly pursue and secondly, from apprehensions that ZAB was influencing the countries. He posed a serious challenge to the US interests in the region. “Tally-ho. Kill Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, “ yelled the self-proclaimed policemen of the world. During August 1976, Amercian Secretary of States, Dr. Henry Kissinger had warned Bhutto, “We will make a horrible example of you,” adding menacingly, “When the railroad is coming, you get out of the way.” The American had successfully cultivated a number of well-placed bureaucrats, PPP stalwarts and ministers who wittingly or inadvertently served as the US agents of influence. American diplomats and CIA operators not only got most of the ‘inside’ information from these ‘gentlemen’ but also utilized their good offices to ‘convey’ whatever they wanted to feed or plant. Some officers from USMAAG had also made meaningful ingresses in the General Headquarters and not only gathered the thinking in the Services Headquarters but would also drop a ‘suggestion’ here and there.

    Some of the US Diplomats had established direct contacts with a number of PNA leaders whom they continued to aid, support and give day-to-day line of action. A number of US diplomats were not only actively involved but also directed the operations against Bhutto. Jan M. Gibney, Political Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, duly assisted by a couple of Pakistanis, was extremely active and would frequently visit a number of Politicians Maulana Maudoodi of Jamat-e-Islami and Maulan Obaidullah Anwar, Jamiat-e-Ulmai- Islam of Sheranwala Gate, Lahore. Apart from holding meetings, a wireless network had been established between the USIS-US Consulate General – Maulana Maudoodi’s residence. It was Gibney who had telephoned and conveyed to Howard B. Schaffer, Chief of Political Affairs, US Embassy, Islamabad, that notorious sentence, “The party is over. Merchandise has gone.” The US had also released PL-480 funds. Over night some Jamat-e-Islami workers were seen with pockets full of money and spending lavishly. A number of businessmen, particularly those, who had suffered due to ZAB’s economic and industrial policies, had also been prompted to contribute towards the PNA funds. As there were no party accounts being maintained as such, the contributions were received personally by some of the leaders. Justice (Retd.) Kaikaus and Rafiq Ahmed Bajwa are among those who are alleged to have made millions.”

    [PROFILES OF INTELLIGENCE by Brigadier Syed I. A. Tirmazi, SI (M).

    “UN-QUOTE”

    As per Daily Dawn dated -04-02-2008 report “In the book some extracts of which were carried by The Sunday Times (Exclusive: Benazir Bhutto’s last testament) Ms Bhutto gives a hint about the hands that wrote the plot to kill her. “When I returned, I did not know whether I would live or die. I knew that the same elements of Pakistani society that had colluded to destroy my father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and end democracy in Pakistan in 1977 were now arrayed against me for the same purpose exactly 30 years later. “I was told by both the Musharraf regime and the foreign Muslim government that four suicide bomber squads would attempt to kill me. These included, the reports said, squads sent by the Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud; Hamza Bin Laden, a son of Osama Bin Laden; Red Mosque militants; and a Karachi-based militant group.” [1]

    “She disclosed that a media representative had told her on return from Dubai that he had received a phone call from a retired military official that there would be an attack on her that day and that the MQM would be doing that. “I said that if such an attack comes, it will not be from the MQM.” [2]

    Ms. Benzair Bhutto’s also opined in her book on remnants of General Zia earlier Late. Ms Bhutto had said the same thing in her press conference on 19-10-2007. “QUOTE”I knew that the same elements of Pakistani society that had colluded to destroy my father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and end democracy in Pakistan in 1977 were now arrayed against me for the same purpose exactly 30 years later. Former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Benazir Bhutto on Friday condemned the suicide attack on her rally and blamed it on what she termed ‘Zia remnants’[1][ 2].

    “UNQUOTE”

    USA, General Zia, JAMAT-E-ISLAMI, Henry Kissinger [Former US Secretary of State] were all bedfellows who destroyed Bhutto in 1977 and later his daughter in 2007: [General Zia Martial Law Period 1977-1988]

    Professor Ghafoor Ahmed [Central Leader of Deviant Jamaat-e-Islami and Federal Minister in General Zia’s Martial Law Cabinet.

    Jamat-e-Islami nowadays calls for the restoration of Democracy and Restoration of Constitution of 1973 from the banner of APDM whereas the same Jamat-e-Islami under the banner of MMA gave clean chit to General Musharraf’s Rampant Martial Law Regime [2002-2007] through notorious LFO and 17th Constitutional Amendment to do wahtever he likes. In the past the same Jamat-e-Islami [when its Deviant Founder Syed Abul Ala’a Maudoodi was alive] provided its very senior member Professor Ghafoor to serve General Zia ul Haq:
    Professor Ghafoor Ahmad of Jamat-e-Islami was a Federal Minister Production Industries in General Zia Martial Law Cabinet [1978-1979] [Reference Cabinet Division Pakistan] On August 23 1978 following person inducted in General Zia Cabinet:

    1- Ghulam Ishaq Khan [Later dismissed two elected government in Pakistan one at the behest of General Aslam Beg in 1990]

    2- A.K.Brohi

    3- Mahmood Haroon

    4- Mohammad Khan Junejo

    5- Sharifuddin Pirzada [nowadays with present Miltary Regime of Musharraf since 12 Oct 1999]

    6- Mohammad Ali Hoti 7- Professor Ghafoor Ahmad (Jamat-e-Islami) [From 2002-2007 under MMA Professor Sahab was part of an alliance which shared government with Mr Musharraf’s Martial Law]

    Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark says

    “Clark pointed to the CIA’s activities in Iran as evidence of its willingness to support dictators over democrats. U.S. officials can justify supporting a dictatorship in Pakistan, said Clark, because it “daggers the underbelly of the Soviet Union.” Almost three decades later, Bhutto fans, analysts and keen Pakistani observers suspect Clark’s utterances to be true and insist they should not be trashed so easily. Says one Bhutto follower, “…..see in 1977 Bhutto was removed and hurriedly executed. and in just about 24 months, Russia was in Afghanistan (December 1979) and Pakistan, USA, Saudi Arabia et al were all there together running an “Islamic Jihad” against the Communists. It takes more than a year to plan an invasion so big or a counter-attack so effective no?……both the CIA and the KGB knew what each one of them were doing, planning…. But Bhutto was the “wild card” in the overall Western game plan. Read his book If I am Assassinated. ..it tells you all.” In later years, Ramsey Clark wrote ” Bhutto was removed from power in Pakistan by force on the 5th of July, after the usual party on the 4th at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, with U.S. approval, if not more, by General Zia al-Haq. Bhutto was falsely accused and brutalized for months during proceedings that corrupted the judiciary of Pakistan before being murdered, then hanged. That Bhutto had run for president of the student body at University of California in Berkeley and helped arrange the opportunity for Nixon to visit China did not help him when he defied the U.S. (CovertAction Quarterly magazine, Fall 1998)”[3]

    Just to list a few of the alleged assassinations conducted or planned by U.S. agents exposes the crisis in confidence covert actions have created for our country. Allende, Lumumba, Diem, Bhutto, with many questioning whether President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., should be included, and U.S. planning for the assassination of Fidel Castro part of our public record, while air and missile attacks directed at Qaddafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq missed their targets. CIA Director Richard Helmspleaded guilty to perjury for false testimony he gave before the U.S. Senate on the CIA’ s role in the overthrow of President Allende. He was fined, but his two-year prison sentence was suspended. But the American public is unaware of it, and Chile has never been the same. U.S. support for the overthrow of Allende was the essential element in that tragedy. For years, Patrice Lumumba’s son would ask me whenever we met, first in Beirut, or later in Geneva, if the U.S. killed his father. I finally gave him a copy of former CIA officer John Stockwell’s In Search of Enemies, which tells the story. Justice William O. Douglas wrote in later years that the U.S. killed Diem, painfully adding, “And Jack was responsible. ” Bhutto was removed from power in Pakistan by force on the l5th of July, after the usual party on the 4th at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, with U.S. approval, if not more, by General Zia al-Haq. Bhutto was falsely accused and brutalized for months during proceedings that corrupted the judiciary of Pakistan before being murdered, then hanged. That Bhutto had run for president of the student body at U.C. Berkeley and helped arrange the opportunity for Nixon to visit China did not help him when he defied the U.S. [4]
    Jamat-e-Islami’ s Contribution for destructing Democracy and Bhuttos from Pakistan in 1977:
    Jamat-e-Islami and US Central Intelligence Agency.

    It is generally believed that the US wanted Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto to be removed from the political scene of Pakistan mainly on two accounts. First, for the nuclear policy that he framed and tried to relentlessly pursue and secondly, from apprehensions that ZAB was influencing the countries. He posed a serious challenge to the US interests in the region.“Tally-ho. Kill Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, “ yelled the self-proclaimed policemen of the world. During August 1976, Amercian Secretary of States, Dr. Henry Kissinger had warned Bhutto, “We will make a horrible example of you,” adding menacingly, “When the railroad is coming, you get out of the way.”

    The American had successfully cultivated a number of well-placed bureaucrats, PPP stalwarts and ministers who wittingly or inadvertently served as the US agents of influence. American diplomats and CIA operators not only got most of the ‘inside’ information from these ‘gentlemen’ but also utilized their good offices to ‘convey’ whatever they wanted to feed or plant. Some officers from USMAAG had also made meaningful ingresses in the General Headquarters and not only gathered the thinking in the Services Headquarters but would also drop a ‘suggestion’ here and there. Some of the US Diplomats had established direct contacts with a number of PNA leaders whom they continued to aid, support and give day-to-day line of action.

    A number of US diplomats were not only actively involved but also directed the operations against Bhutto. Jan M. Gibney, Political Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, duly assisted by a couple of Pakistanis, was extremely active and would frequently visit a number of Politicians Maulana Maudoodi of Jamat-e-Islami and Maulan Obaidullah Anwar, Jamiat-e-Ulmai- Islam of Sheranwala Gate, Lahore. Apart from holding meetings, a wireless network had been established between the USIS-US Consulate General – Maulana Maudoodi’s residence. It was Gibney who had telephoned and conveyed to Howard B. Schaffer, Chief of Political Affairs, US Embassy, Islamabad, that notorious sentence, “The party is over. Merchandise has gone.”

    The US had also released PL-480 funds. Over night some Jamat-e-Islami workers were seen with pockets full of money and spending lavishly. A number of businessmen, particularly those, who had suffered due to ZAB’s economic and industrial policies, had also been prompted to contribute towards the PNA funds. As there were no party accounts being maintained as such, the contributions were received personally by some of the leaders. Justice (Retd.) Kaikaus and Rafiq Ahmed Bajwa are among those who are alleged to have made millions. [PROFILES OF INTELLIGENCE by Brigadier Syed A. I. Tirmazi, SI (M).
    As per another noted Islamic Scholar of repute Maulana Waheeduddin Khan [One of the founder member of Jamat-e-Islami who later resigned from JI]

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    “Maudoodi founded his movement on the maxim of ‘Rule of Allah’ and had said only Allah’s rule is allowed on the people and the world and all the other laws made by human beings are wrong {BATIL}. For Muslims following such man made laws is Haram {forbidden} as for Muslims it is a must for him to work for enforcing Allah’s Rule/Laws or die in the same cause. Maulana Mauddodi used to say those who make, decide, implement and enforce non-Godly Laws, all are committing forbidden {Haram} acts. Because you cannot even punish a culprit who is proved guilty under man made law, asit would not be considered punishment it’d be crime itself as nobody has the right to decide on God’s land to decide about the punishment through man made laws. Therefore such punishment e.g. punishment for the murder {hanging} would be a murder even if the punished person is proved killer because on God’s Land nobody is allowed to take life without God’s permission mean one has to conduct a murder trial under Islamic Law.

    All his life Maulana Maudoodi kept demanding the enforcement of Islamic Shariah and System. During the last years of his life he got what he wanted, on 5 July 1977 General Zia implemented Martial Law and Maudoodi lent his and his party’s complete support to General Zia not only that many of his JI members were in General Zia’s Cabinet. During Zia’s tenure Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto was tried on the persistency of Jamat-e-Islami and Maudoodi’s slogan “Accountability before Elections”. Maudoodi had full chance to try Bhutto in the PURE-ISLAMIC SHARIAH COURT as per Islamic doctrine. Had he done so he would have been the best example of Practical Shahadah of Islam which he had been claiming all his life and as per him without Shahadah Islami Dawah is incomplete. But Maudoodi and his Jamat-e-Islami and their members supported the trial against Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto which was conducted as per man made law. The courts, which were the continuation of pre-partition days, were and still are run on the basis British Law. Maudoodi could have demanded the formation of Shariah Court for Bhutto’s trial but he didn’t not only that not a single person that included Maudoodi even raised a demand for establishing such Islamic Courts. The famous Murder Trial against Bhutto was run under the very eyes and support of Maulana Maudoodi and he was tried as per Anglo Saxon Jurisprudence not as per Islami Shariah. Bhutto was hanged on 4th April 1979 while Maudoodi was alive. As mentioned above by Maudoodi no punishment and law is justified and allowed in the presence of Islamic Laws but Bhutto was tried and hanged as per Anglo Saxon Laws which was man made. But Maudoodi not only supported Bhutto’s hanging but even supported the trial conducted under the auspices of man made law.

    Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto {1928-1979} was hanged to death in Rawalpindi allegedly for murder as jurists differ on his hanging but there is no second opinion on that so-called Flag Bearer of Islam in Pakistan committed a murder of a person name Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

    BBC in one of its report said that when Bhutto was taken to gallows the last words on his lips were O God! Help me I am innocent. But when a noted journalist Mark Tully reported this news and verbatim of Bhutto in Islamabad. He was chased and gheraoed in Islamabad by the so-called flag bearers of Nizam-e-Mustafa and was thoroughly beaten and that is not the end the then government registered a case against that reporter in Rawalpindi for the said report. This was the newest form of Nizam-e-Mustafa as its followers didn’t take this Hanging of Bhutto ample enough they also wanted the guarantee that Bhutto must be granted HELL [JAHANNUM] in the life hereafter.

    Maudoodi denied what he had been propagating all his life i.e. Rule of Allah and Islam particularly in the Bhutto trial and that is the tragedy with all the Islamists particularly in Pakistan that they preach what they don’t practice: ASBAQ-E-TAREEKH by Maulana Waheeduddin Khan {New Delhi India}. Enjoin ye righteousness upon mankind while ye yourselves forget (to practise it)? And ye are readers of the Scripture! Have ye then no sense? {The Cow – II (Soora Al-Baqara) Verse 44}.”

    WHO KILLED MURTAZA BHUTTO?

    One wonders if Ms. Fatima Bhutto or her Mother Ms. Ghinwa Bhutto are naive or fool. In PPP hate they even forget as to what one of the leader of her own PPP Shaheed Bhutto Group had said on the sad death of Ms. Fatima’s father [Late Mir Murtaza Bhutto]. Instead of blaming PPP they should recheck some history and facts as well.

    “The tribunal held later in 1997 ruled that Murtaza could not have been killed without approval from the highest echelons of government.” [Justice Retd Nasir Aslam Zahid]Please tell which echelon of the government is highest? Have you seen the movie ‘JFK’ by Oliver Stone if not then please watch it again and again, it will solve many of your puzzles.

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    Former interior minister Naseerullah Babar paid glowing tributes to Shoaib Suddle for restoring peace in Karachi when in 1994 the Army was withdrawn from the metropolitan city. He said the ISI was involved in the murder of Murtaza Bhutto. He said he had formed a commission to probe against the ISI but pressure was mounted on him and afterwards the inquiry was givenup. He criticized the MQM decision to join forces with the opposition. He said the MQM should join the government for the sake of peace in Karachi.

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    “The tribunal held later in 1997 ruled that Murtaza could not have been killed without approval from the highest echelons of government.” [Justice Retd Nasir Aslam Zahid]Please tell which echelon of the government is highest? Have you seen the movie ‘JFK’ by Oliver Stone if not then please watch it again and again, it will solve many of your puzzles.”Quote”As per Ghazali BookThe Fourth Republic Chapter IXWhile the people speculated about the motives behind the killing of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, Dr. Mubashir Hasan, a former Finance Minister and a founder member of the PPP, was very blunt in his remarks: “For those whohave removed Murtaza from our midst, the real problem has been and is Prime Minister Benazir. As long as Murtaza was alive, removing Benazir carried unacceptable risks. Murtaza could take over the mantle of the elder Bhutto’s legend. Else Murtaza and Benazir would be striving for a common cause, separately or jointly. That would have presented formidablepolitical problems. Murtaza gone, the way is clear. Benazir stands perilously weakened. She is the next to go. Such are the brutal pathways of realpolitik.” [Dawn 25.9.1996.] [1]

    As per UNHCR report:Question and Answer Research Papers UPDATE ON THE MOHAJIR QAUMI MOVEMENT (MQM) IN KARACHI:

    On 20 September 1996, in a case that would eventually bring down the government, Karachi police shot and killed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s estranged brother and political rival, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, and seven of his bodyguards outside his Karachi residence (Country Reports 1996 1997, 1466; The Herald Oct. 1996b, 24; The News 24 Feb. 1997; HRCP 1996, 50-51).Police claimed the men were killed in an encounter that began when officers attempted to arrest the bodyguards for terrorist acts and possession of unregistered weapons (Country Reports 1996 1997, 1466; The Herald Oct. 1996b, 24; AFP 19 Dec. 1996). Murtaza Bhutto had headed a PPP faction called Shaheed (”martyr”) Bhutto that was opposed to his sister’s governing PPP and at times allied with the MQM in Karachi (The Herald Oct. 1996c, 26; Reuters 26 Sept. 1996; Dawn 28 Jan. 1997). On 17 September police and Rangers had arrested Murtaza’s second-in-command, Ali Mohammed Soonara, who was suspected of being behind numerous terrorist attacks in Karachi (The Herald Oct. 1996c, 26; ibid. Oct. 1996b, 24; HRCP 1996, 50-51).

    According to The Herald, just hours after the arrest Murtaza Bhutto, anticipating that police would torture Soonara to obtain information and then kill him, led his bodyguards in a raid on two Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) centres in a failed attempt to free Soonara (ibid. Oct. 1996c, 26; ibid. Oct. 1996b, 24). Police then registered cases against Murtaza and his bodyguards, which led to the 20 September confrontation (HRCP 1996, 51; The Herald Oct. 1996c, 26; ibid. Oct. 1996b, 24).

    According to The Herald, Murtaza Bhutto had been travelling in an armed motorcade that police intercepted outside his residence (Oct. 1996b, 25-28). The Herald report indicates that a single shot appears to have set off a volley of shots from police; police claim there was a prolonged shoot-out, but according to witnesses there was little return fire from Murtaza’s guards (ibid.).

    Writing in The Herald in October 1996, Hasan Zaidi argued that the case highlighted a profound loss of faith among Pakistanis: “the lack of trust among the public in the organs of the state and the eroding credibility of institutions is emblematic of a much bigger problem” (Oct. 1996a, 40). Zaidi argued that if the state had been functioning properly, Murtaza’s death would have launched widespread reforms:

    The entire structure and operating procedures of the law enforcement agencies would have come in for review and transformation, making both more accountable to the public, as would have the laxity of laws which allowed Murtaza to move with impunity within the city in a convoy of guards armed to the hilt with deadly weapons. Such a reform movement would have also questioned why certain pockets within the administration were outside the normal chain of command and answerable only to their direct political and military patrons, as is the case with an elite group of police officers in Karachi (ibid., 40-41).

    In fact the case has had wide-reaching ramifications: in early November 1996 President Leghari dismissed the PPP government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, citing among other issues thousands of extrajudicial killings in Karachi, widespread corruption and a “sustained assault” on the judiciary (AI Nov. 1996, 1; Dialogue Dec. 1996, 4; Country Reports 1996 1997, 1472; India Abroad 15 Nov. 1996; AFP 12 Feb. 1997). In early January 1997 Asif Ali Zardari, husband of Benazir Bhutto, stood charged with Murtaza Bhutto’s murder, along with former interior minister Nasirullah Babar, former Sindh chief minister Syed Abdullah Shah and several police officials, on the evidence of 52 witnesses, including Murtaza’s widow Ghinwa Bhutto (ibid. 19 Dec. 1996; The News 3 Jan. 1997). According to The News from Islamabad,
    The charge-sheet accused Asif Ali Zardari of hatching a conspiracy in connivance with Abdullah Shah, DIG [Deputy Inspector General] Karachi, Dr. Shoaib Suddle and Intelligence Bureau chief Masood Sharif to eliminate Murtaza Bhutto from the political scene. The charge-sheet said that they considered Murtaza Bhutto as a threat to the PPP (ibid.)

    For her part Benazir Bhutto has charged that “there is a nexus between my brother’s death and the president,” testifying before the three-person tribunal investigating the killing that President Leghari was involved in a conspiracy to bring down her government through Murtaza’s death (AFP 12 Nov. 1996; ibid. 19 Dec. 1996; The News 24 Feb. 1997). Mysteries and conspiracy theories surround the case: for example, a key witness, police officer Haq Nawaz, was murdered, there were delays in registering First Information Reports (FIRs), and a mysterious fax allegedly from Military Intelligence reportedly links Benazir Bhutto and her brother to planned terrorist attacks just before Murtaza’s death (Country Reports 1996 1997, 1466; The Herald Oct. 1996a, 40-41; Dawn 17 Feb. 1997).

    In April 1997 the trial of Asif Ali Zardari continued, but the political map of the country had changed: the dismissal of the Bhutto government and the calling of national and provincial elections allowed the MQM(A) to re-emerge from hiding and campaign openly for the first time in several years (The News 9 Apr. 1997; The Economist 25 Jan. 1997; AFP 9 Jan. 1997; DPA 29 Jan. 1997; The News 5 Mar. 1997).

    As per a news article of UNITED NEWS OF INDIA ISLAMABAD, June 15: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has a bagful of secrets to tell the nation, but she would let it out only after celebrating the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. She would like to tell how her Government was sacked by President Farooq Leghari, how her estranged brother Mir Murtaza was killed and about the role of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the country. But only after August 14, Pakistan’s independence day.
    As per a news article of UNITED NEWS OF INDIA ISLAMABAD, June 15: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has a bagful of secrets to tell the nation, but she would let it out only after celebrating the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. She would like to tell how her Government was sacked by President Farooq Leghari, how her estranged brother Mir Murtaza was killed and about the role of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the country. But only after August 14, Pakistan’s independence day.
    Bhutto, who made the promise in an interview to the Pakistan Times of Lahore, disclosed that she had intended to make Aftab Sherpao the President, but ISI chief Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi told her to make Leghari instead.

    Accordingly, Leghari was elected President. (Sherpao was rewarded the post of the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province after Leghari sacked the Muslim League incumbent.)

    She said the ISI was under the Prime Minister for mere namesake. The Prime Minister was not in a position to sack anyone in the agency even if he or she knew that it was hatching a conspiracy against the Premier, Bhutto said.After Leghari was elected the President, she started getting reports that he was planning to remove her. When confronted with such reports, he always denied them. But after August 13, 1996, his hostility became transparent, she said.Though the Intelligence Bureau is under the control of the Prime Minister, it could not be used for spying on the President. Declining comment on Murtaza’s murder, she said she would disclose some facts after August 14. Bhutto had alleged before the three-man tribunal which inquired into the murder that President Leghari was behind it. But the tribunal, in its report on Monday last exonerated the President.

    References:

    Who Killed Bhuttos?

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-killed-bhuttos.html

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  • ”kill one bhutto to get a bhutto”,those were the words of benazir bhutto when her govt.was dismissed in 1996 on the charges of corruption and murtaza bhutto’s murder.i agree with the her view point.read this out and loud;”those who kill my father r the same people who killed my brothers and sister”,says sanam bhutto,the only surviving child of ZAB.the forces of extremism and dictatorship r always against bhuttos.foreign elements in the killing of ZAB and BB cant be ruled out either.why this simple fact is ignored by ms.fatima and ghinwa bhutto when they blame benazir and asif zardari 4 killing murtaza is hard to understand.how come a sister like benazir would plot the killing of her own brother. there is also a very interesting and thought provoking statement was made by benazir bhutto before the tribunal investigating murtaza murder,i.e;”when shahnawaz was killed,rumours were spread that murtaza developed differences with him and has killed his own brother .when asif was in jail ,attempts were made to kill him in order to put the blame on me.now murtaza is killed and asif and i are being blamed 4 his murder .” dear readers,nowwhen benazir is gone,once again whispers r being spread that her near and dear ones r involved in her murder.this propaganda is done to divert attention 4m the real killers.in murtaza case,just after the murder same propaganda tactics were adopted and immeddiately fingers were pointed at benazir and zardari without any proof.unfortunately,ghinwa and fatima also joined those propagandists.benazir said to fatima”u r too young to understand whats going on”. and she was right .b/c both ghinwa and fatima had no understanding of pakistani politics in those days(even now they lack an in depth understandig of pakistani politics) especially the way agencies work here and topple elected govt.and kill political leaders. anyways,after supreme court decision,it seems its mr zardari’s turn to face a bhutto’s fate.may God have mercy on our souls