Pak Affairs

Bhutto family ideal to accomplish PPP’s mission of democratic Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Though the Pakistan Peoples Party Sunday announced the 19 years old Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as the party new Chairman but the political circles and analysts are of the view that to keep the part united and cope with present challenges, it was actually the Bhutto family itself that could lead the PPP more suitably and rigorously and could accomplish Bhutto’s mission of prosperous and democratic Pakistan. Political pundits say that it was indeed the Bhutto family who mobilized the PPP and cope with all difficulties and challenges and ultimately the PPP emerged as one the biggest party of the country. They opine that after Benazir Bhutto, it was her sister Sanam Bhutto or Fatma Bhutto, grand daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and daughter of Mir Murataz Bhutto, who has the abilities to keep the PPP united and strong.

However, as Sanam Bhutto has disassociated herself from politics and did not take any interest in politics even Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of the country, it was Fatma Bhutto who has all the abilities to be leader of PPP.Being a proud daughter of Bhutto family and enlightened individual as clearly indicated from her writings on national and international issues, she was the most suitable candidate to lead the PPP and accomplish Bhutto’s mission of prosperous and democratic Pakistan.

Analyst say that being fully familiar with national and international politics, niece of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and grand daughter of Quaide-Awam Zulfiqal Ali Bhutto, Fatma Bhutto was the ideal candidate to lead the party with more zeal and philosophical approach which the Bhutto family dreamed of. The political analysts are also of the view that ideological workers of PPP wanted the Bhutto family to lead the party while Bilawal Zardari, who belongs to Zardari family, is too young and novice in politics and would definitely face many hurdles and problems to keep the PPP united.

The issue that who will lead the PPP after the tragic death of Benazir Bhutto was also reviewed in a meeting of Mumtaz Bhutto, Ghinwa Bhutto, Fatma Bhutto and Bhutto Junior in Larkana on Sunday afternoon. Mumtaz Bhutto, in that meeting, made it clear that it was the Bhutto family that founded and groomed the PPP into big political power. He said that since its foundation, the party was led by the Bhutto family till the tragic death of Benazir Bhutto. And now if somebody wants to weigh the party leadership in terms of family, then no else deserve better than the Bhutto family to lead the PPP. He categorically stated that Bhutto family would not accept any outsider to lead the PPP for which the family has rendered so many sacrifices and hardships.-SANA

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  • If you are going to have a member of a family dynasty leading the PPP then I suppose it should be Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Grandson of its founder, but at 19 he does not have the experience and frankly needs to live life a little. From this distance his father, innocent or guilty of the allegations made against him appears to be employing his status as the son and heir to gain control of a political party in a state of shock. Further Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appears to hardly know his father because of the years in prison the father has already experienced and is frankly in an emotionally weak state to make an accurate response to anything proposed by his father. Notwithstanding this anything that least leads to strengthening of the democratic and Free State of Pakistan, so be it.

  • Dear all,
    One thing is clear that today’s issue is tregic death of Muhatrma Benazir Bhutto,and ppp leadership,i think Bilawal Bhutto Zardari or Fatima bhutto may be the real leader of ppp in future. letus leave this issue in future,what peoples of pakistan will decide a democretic pakistan with stabble federating units(provences)or any thing else.i think we must help to see stable pakistan instead of weaker pakistan.
    first we have to sable our ecconomy,stable relation between provences, this should be need of today. Pakistan Zindhabad.