Editor’s Note: The following note and the accompanying informative comment is a short and sharp reminder of the way in which the power elites of Pakistan, the Military-Bureaucracy Junta and their Judiciary, Media and Fake Civil Society proxies treated an elected and popular leader. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s murder by Zia ul Haq and his judges is a black stain on Pakistan’s history just as the 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh and the ongoing genocide of Balochis and Shias in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Fake Civil Society continues with its Ostrich behavior; not surprising given its rabid hatred of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir. One will rarely see them critisizing mass murderers like Hafiz Saeed and Hakeemullah Meshud. On the contrary, they will defend the decisions of their darling Islamofascist judges in releasing terrorists so that more carnage can be wreaked on Pakistan. However mention ZAB or BB and they will start frothing at the mouth like murderous wolves who want to do nothing else but spill bile and tear the ZAB, BB, Zardari and Bilawal to pieces. In their obsessive compulsive hatred of these individuals, Pakistan’s Fake Civil Society will be as dishonest in heaping the blame on ZAB as they are on treating their General, Judges and Jihadi comrades with kid gloves.
The following four couplets, by no less a personality than the venerable Faiz Ahmed Faiz, encapsulate the shameful collusion of Gen Zia’s military junta, the servile Lahore High Court/Supreme Court of Pakistan, the dumb-mute Media and the bigoted urban civil society that led to the judicial murder and dastardly execution of the one-and-only Zulfikar Ali Bhutto two hours after midnight on April 4, 1979 at District Jail, Rawalpindi.
Kabhi tou sochna ye tum ne kya kia logo
Ye kis ko tum ne sar-e-daar kho dia logo
Hava-e-bughz-o-khbasat chali tou apne saath
Urra kay lay ga’ee insaaf kii qabaa logo
Dia tha subh-e-musarrat ne ik chiraagh hamayn
Usee ko tum ne sar-e-shaam kho dia logo
Sula dia jissay zindaan mayn tum ne maut ki neend
Jagaa’ay gii ussay haalaat ki sadaa logo