Related post: Two important speeches on ZAB’s 33rd death anniversary
We applaud PPP chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on his bold speech on the 33rd Death Anniversary of Pakistan’s first elected Prime Minister and PPP founder, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. In a show of courage that was reminesent of his mother, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal courageously articulated the contradictions of Pakistan’s judiciary and called them to account.
This is the same Judiciary that is worshipped by Pakistan’s right-wing Upper-middle classes as well as its pseudo-lifestyle Left-Liberals – a Judiciary which doesn’t hesitate in lynching and murdering elected PPP leaders, while simultaneously freeing rapists and Islamofascist self-confessed mass murderers like Malik Ishaq.
In April last year, this same Judiciary freed gang rapists which we covered in the following two posts:
Then in July the same judiciary freed one of Pakistan’s most dangerous terrorists – Malik Ishaq, leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi – the primary affiliate of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. For this judiciary, even the boastful press confessions of a mass murderer do not constitute as “sufficient evidence” – a topic highlighted in this excellent piece:
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the “lack of evidence” and covered by LUBP in:
This is in stark contrast to the judiciary’s hyperactive reactions to false speculative drivel written in pro-establishment rags.
PPP Chairman Bilawal’s speech is copied below. We strongly recommend that establishment mouthpieces like Najam Sethi (who dishonestly portrays this compromised and biased judiciary as anti-establishment) read it carefully. While this speech is not going to get much traction amongst the urban flatterers of this judiciary like Ayesha Tammy Haq, it will resonate with the masses of Pakistan.
For decades, Pakistan’s pseudo-left liberals have been the slavish-sychopants of this corrupt, Islamofascist and Pro-Dictator Judiciary. Many of these fake liberals-leftists took part in the PNA movement that directly lead to Pakistan’s worst dictatorships under the late General Zia ul Haq. After the 2008 elections, this same segment of society marched with Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jamaat Islami, Lal Masjid activists, Hamid Gul, Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif, Tahira Abdullah and Roedad Khan under the banner of Al Qaeda flags and all for a compromised PCO judge whose ambitions of judicial tyranny and bias were evident even then. They have no moral grounds for spewing their typical venom against Shaheed ZAB and Shaheed Mohtarma, as these fake lefts-liberals have played a leading role in engendering and empowering Islamofascism and theocracy in Pakistan.
Today, we are proud that Bilawal has taken this judiciary to account in front of the millions of Pakistanis who watched him on their tv screens and we are confident that he will stand with the Hindus, Christains, Ahmadiya muslims and Shia muslims who are facing the brunt of violence from the terrorists released by this judiciary.
NAUDERO, April 3 (APP): Following is the complete text of the speech of Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered during the Central Executive Committee meeting of the PPP on the eve of 33rd death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on Tuesday:
When we mourn Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, we mourn, more than just a great man, the first popularly elected Prime Minister and first ever Sindhi President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
We mourn the murder of democracy.
We mourn the murder of justice.
We mourn for our country.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan sentenced Shaheed Bhutto to death by hanging for a crime he did not commit. This judicial murder was not the first nor the last flawed decision our courts have made.
Unfortunately our courts have often stood on the wrong side of history. From the Doctrine of Necessity, to the judicial murder of Shaheed Bhutto and the continued legitimization of violations of our constitution our court shave not performed the role required of them by the constitution of Pakistan.
In 2007, in the final months of the Dictatorship of the day, our courts gave us hope. The brave stance adopted by our judges and the support of the lawyers movement gave us hope that Pakistan would have a truly independent and impartial judiciary.
The restoration of these judges by our Prime Minister was a truly historic milestone for our country.
Now it is up to the courts to redeem their institutions sullied reputation in the eyes of history. Was their brave stance evidence of the beginning of a new era in Pakistan where the judges of our courts will be remembered for dispensing justice, supporting democracy and refusing to do the bidding of our establishment? Or was their stance in 2007 just the exception that proves the rule, were our hopes raised for naught? Must we learn the hard way that once a PCO judge always a PCO judge?
Time will tell. I am confident that the PPP will finally get the justice we deserve in the eyes of history. I am confident the Supreme Court will deliver us this justice. I am confident the Supreme Court will not stand in the way. The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reference case is a golden opportunity for the Supreme Court. I expect the Supreme Court to finally provide us justice. Justice in the eyes of history – the court must set the record straight. Justice in the eyes of the law – the unholy judgment and the precedent set by it must be revoked. Justice in the eyes of the People, the PPP and Shaheed Bhutto’s family – we expect the Supreme Court to apologise for the role it played in the judicial murder of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The Supreme Court once told us Shaheed Bhutto was Guilty. The court of history is on our side and has proved his innocence. There have been some positive developments in the decisions taken by the court to right the wrongs of the past. These developments give me the confidence to believe that the Bhuttos of Larkana will also get the justice they deserve.
The Sharifs of Lahore have had their trumped up charges squashed by the courts. I do not believe there will be double standards. I do not believe that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Larkana is hanged but he does not get justice from these courts while the Sharifs of Lahore are vindicated.
Similarly the Asgar Khan case has finally been taken up by the Supreme Court. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto fought for more than a decade for this case to be heard. It is a positive development that following Imran Khan of Lahore’s demand the case has finally been heard. I have no doubt the forces that conspired against the PPP and Shaheed BB shall finally be exposed.
Despite these positive developments there are also some worrying signs. More than 50% of terrorists presented before our courts have been freed. I am told there is a lack of evidence and the fault lies with the prosecution.
The rapists of our sister Mukhtara Mai have been freed by the courts. Presumably for the same reasons. How can there be enough evidence to hang SZAB but not enough evidence to keep terrorists and rapists in prison. How can there be enough evidence to keep Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, President Zardari and Prime Minister Gillani in prison for so long without a conviction but rapists and terrorists are set free. How can there be enough evidence to attempt to try the grave of Shaheed Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto but rapists and terrorists are set free? I urge the courts to proceed with caution. I urge the courts to revisit their flawed decision in the Mukhtara Mai case. I urge the court to help keep our country safe by convicting terrorists for the atrocities they have committed. I urge the court to remember how they got where they are today. On May 12, 2007, 40 members of my party lost their lives supporting this Chief Justice and the cause of an independent judiciary. Is this what they deserve? When will we get justice?
The courts are dangerously close to repeating the mistakes of the past. They should resist the temptation to obey the dictation of the establishment.
We cannot allow the court to dig up my mothers grave and put her martyred corpse on trial. Mr. Prime Minister you will not violate Vienna convention, you will not violate the Constitution of Pakistan, you will not desecrate the graves of our martyrs. You may lose your office. You may lose your government but you must do what is right. There is not only the Supreme Court, there is also the court of the people and the court of history.
The Supreme Court told us Shaheed Bhutto was guilty. They hanged Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Larkana, but the court of the people and the court of history was on our side and we have been vindicated. Just as Shaheed Bhutto was vindicated, you too shall be vindicated. They can threaten to send Yousuf Raza Gillani of Multan to prison but he is a follower of Bhutto Shaheed. We do not fear prison cells. We do not fear death cells. As Shaheed Bhutto said. We would rather die at the hands of a dictator than at the hands of history.
Let us pray that cooler heads prevail. Let us pray that our Supreme Court will once again choose to stand on the right side of history. Let us pray that there will not be double standards. That Shaheed Bhutto of Sindh was hanged but another Prime Minister from Punjab is freed. That Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto fought in every court in this country and around the world to maintain her innocence. While a former Prime Minister from Punjab, a self confessing, convicted accused is vindicated, while Shaheed BB is put on trial from her grave. That a Prime Minister who ransacked the Supreme Court is given better treatment over our Seriaki speaking prime minister who obeys the constitution and presents himself before the court is stripped of his constitutional rights.
I have faith in the Pakistan Peoples Party. I have faith in democracy. I have faith in Pakistan. I have faith in you Mr. Prime Minister. You will make Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto proud. We will get justice. If not now. If not by this court. We will be vindicated in the courts of history.
The people have spoken. We are all agreed.
“Hum Benazir Bhutto Shaheed ki Qabar ka trial nahi honay den gay” “Ya Allah, Ya Rasoolh, Benazir Bayqossor.”