Dec 152011

The News report by Shaheen Sehbai

WASHINGTON: The big official secret of the NRO deal, brokered by the United States between then President Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto, has been revealed in full detail by its sponsor, the former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in her memoirs published here.

She admits everything and reveals all. In graphic detail, Condi has disclosed in her book, “No Higher Honor”, how she toiled for many sleepless nights to bring Musharraf and Benazir together in 2007. Continue reading »

Dec 282009

Zardari at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh زرداری گڑھی خدا بخش میں

صدر پاکستان جناب آصف زرداری نے بے نظیر بھٹو شہید کی دوسری برسی کے موقع پر ایک دل چسپ تقریر کی۔
اس دوران ان کا اعتماد بہتر، اور انداز بہت جارحانہ تھا۔
اس تقریر میں زرداری نے احتیاط کا دامن کئی بار چھوڑ دیا، اور حکومت دشمن عناصر کو سخت تنبیہہ کی۔ Continue reading »

Jan 112009

bakhtawarNoor Aftab
The rap track by 18-year-old Bakhtawar Bhutto posted on the video-sharing website, YouTube, as a tribute to slain PPP leader and her mother Benazir Bhutto has so far been uploaded more than 30,000 times worldwide by subscribers, who also registered their comments on the website over the quality of lyrics and music of the video.
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Jan 062009
bakhtawarasifare_80x80ISLAMABAD: The elder daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has written a rap song expressing her anguish over her mother’s death.
The song, entitled ‘I Would Take the Pain Away’, and a five-minute video of clips and photographs of Benazir Bhutto has been broadcast on the state-run Pakistani television and posted on the video-sharing website YouTube. Continue reading »
Dec 272008

The writer was Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s political secretary and close aide, and a former member of Parliament

“Safdar, how about some naaras?” Bibi’s last words to Safdar. Bibi was sitting between Makhdoom Amin Fahim and me; I was sitting on her right. Safdar was seated behind us in that ill-fated jeep, on that calamitous day of Dec 27, 2007, as we left Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, after a rousing election rally. “Zinda hai Bhutto zinda hai!” The people shout slogans. She shouts the same words back at them. A heartbeat later she seems to abruptly dart back into the jeep — I feel a load, my heart sinks, Bibi’s head falls into my lap. “Get up, Bibi!” I say while trying to steady her with my hands. She does not stir. Another heartbeat and we are thrown against the ceiling by what is undoubtedly a close-range explosion. My body feels a warm gush of fluid dribbling down. “Blood!” I scream. “Drive!” Safdar shouts, “Drive FAST!” This cannot be happening. This cannot have happened. Continue reading »

Jun 132008

Dr Muzaffar Iqbal

Just five months ago, Asif Ali Zardari was a nobody in Pakistani politics, albeit in the public arena, although he was fully operational behind the scenes. The exact nature of his involvement in Pakistani politics prior to the Dec 27th assassination of his wife remains unclear, but it is certain that he was part of the negotiations that led to the USA-brokered deal between Benazir Bhutto and General Musharraf. Continue reading »