Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto

There is a lot of news coverage of the assasination of Benazir Bhutto - appropriately so, in my mind. I found the following article, posted here by Ruth Gledhill of the London Times to be particularly interesting and helpful as I try to understand her life and work more fully. Below the excerpt from Ruth Gledhill's article I've posted a bit from the New York Times obituary.

Clearly she was an incredible woman and we have much to learn from her life and work. I pray for Pakistan and those who knew and loved Benazir Bhutto.


Benazir: 'I am not afraid of death'

Benazir_001_3 'I am not afraid of death,' Benazir Bhutto told me when I interviewed her for the Daily Mail in November 1985. She was just 31 at the time. 'My religion teaches that I will rejoin my father and my brother when I die. It is the living who have to suffer the grief and the pain,' she said. In an attempt to pay tribute, although nothing I can say will ever be enough,

You can find the entire article HERE .


Benazir Bhutto, 54, Lived in Eye of Pakistan Storm

Douglas E. Curran/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images

Benazir Bhutto in front of a poster of her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, after she won first parliamentary elections in 1988. More Photos >

Published: December 28, 2007

Charismatic, striking and a canny political operator, Benazir Bhutto, 54, was reared amid the privileges of Pakistan’s aristocracy and the ordeals of its turbulent politics. Smart, ambitious and resilient, she endured her father’s execution and her own imprisonment at the hands of a military dictator to become the country’s — and the Muslim world’s — first female leader.

You can find the entire New York Times obituary HERE.


Bob McCarty Writes said...

Few news outlets have pointed out this bit of irony I reported earlier today at Bob McCarty Writes™: The Pakistan People's Party, under the leadership of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, used a news release yesterday to announce it had turned to the Internet to raise funds for the party's efforts to win parliamentary elections in January 2008.

Peter Carey said...

Very interesting; I had not run across that piece of irony...what a tragedy!