We are experiencing the same sorrow and emptiness that left us devastated 15 years ago as December 27 draws closer; Terrorist attack on Benazir Bhutto. Any loss can be mourned at any time, not just immediately after it occurs or for 40 days. Grief has no expiration date. No matter how great or tiny, happy or sad, every moment reveals a fresh source of loss.
Then, however, we are compelled to blot out our tears, take a deep breath, ignore our unfathomable suffering, and put on a brave face. similar to what we accomplished in that terrible 15 years ago.
We are obliged to remember the causes of our mother’s return through the sadness. Pakistan was in a dire predicament. We were left at the mercy of terrorists by a treacherous tyrant who terrorised the populace and destroyed democratic institutions.
A champion was required for the nation. Someone must speak up, defend the rights of the populace, and stop the damage caused by eight years of totalitarian tyranny. She was the only one who could save it, offer the populace hope, bring them together.
One essay, or even a series of articles, would not be enough to capture Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s unshakable dedication to the country’s people and their welfare as well as her profound love for it.
She faced a hefty weight as the first female prime minister in the Muslim world. Millions of women around the world who came after her were influenced by her actions. And our mother was very conscious of that weight. She said, to paraphrase, “Being a woman is never simple.
Additionally, there are more challenges, demands, barriers, and double standards for women in leadership positions.
Benazir Bhutto changed the nation despite serving two terms that did not even total one full constitutional five-year term due to the abuse of dictatorial laws. There was no aspect of government she did not address or intend to reform. She revolutionised foreign policy and international relations, national technology policy, the economy, women’s rights, climate change, agriculture, energy, the defence and nuclear programme, human resource development and labour.
She accomplished more in the brief time of 39 months over two terms than any succeeding government in Pakistan, whether it was elected, chosen, or imposed.
The former president said that Benazir Bhutto bravely resisted the barbaric and brutal dictators.
“We are strong and steadfast on her ideology because of her teachings,” he said, adding that the continuation of democracy was her dream and by the grace of the Almighty Allah, that dream has been fulfilled.
Zardari said that the PPP is striving to make the country free from all kinds of extremism, where there is the light of knowledge, jobs for the people, equal opportunities for the youth to move forward, women free from the shackles of fear, and minorities with a respectable place in the society.
“This will be a Pakistan envisioned by Shaheed Benazir,” he said.