Just when you’s think some semblance of normalcy is on the embattled Pakistan’s horizon, tragedy strikes, again.
Benazir Bhutto, the 54-old daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s former prome minister, suffers the same fate of her father when she was killed by a suicide bomber today at a rally in Rawalpindi.
Chaos is in store for Pakistan I guess, after this heinous incident. 20 other people were reportedly killed in the attack. Just when Pakistan braces itself for a slow return to elected parliament and democracy.
Read her obituary at BBC.
Who’s to blame? The Talibans? Musharaf? God knows, but here is another example of extremist politics and death as an expedient way to power.
The Bhuttos’ lives and deaths are in close parallel with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of India. Benazir, her father and her brothers were all killed for their politics, just like Indira Gandhi, her son Rajiv Gandhi and some say, even her second son Sanjay who perished in a helicopter crash in the early 80s.
Rest In Peace, Benazir. I pray for your soul and for peace in Pakistan.
The Pakistanis surely could do with our prayers now.