Thursday, 3 January 2008

Benazir Bhutto's abyssal absence reverberates in Pakistan

Only a few days ago the assassination of Benazir Bhutto threw Pakistan in the whirlwind of uncertainty.

With the New Year changed for Pakistan was only the gap left by its most needed opposition leader after she failed to escape yet another assassination attempt.

Once again Musharraf has the lead and it seams, he is to continue the only game he's played recently: postpone the elections and then what?

How long this disarrayed status of Pakistan will stand is difficult to estimate.

At his first public speech he stated Al-Qaeda's involvement to the assassination but nothing is for certain and now England will send Scotland Yard to help in the investigations.

Benazir Bhutto is dead, but she made a point.

Her absence is just as strong (or stronger) than when she was alive and her determinations has stirred up the waters, which now need to be channelled to make a change in Pakistan for 2008.

Her son, Bilawal has been named successor of her fight.

Only nineteen years old he is to take up the task of driving the battle for Democracy in his mother's name, which he vowed to revenge.

The steps he walks into where filled similarly by his mother, when at an early age, she became the first female Prime Minster of an Islamic society after the assassination of her father.

This boy faces an arduous task with a traic history in his familly.

He is not alone though, with his mother's surviving passion and the world's eyes watching perhaps this time democracy will pierce the dead-end cycle of violence.

1 comment:

THE PERIODIC ENGLISHMAN said...

Hello Beatrice.

This was a rather horrible event, wasn't it? I can't say that I was shocked, unfortunately, because it had been widely expected that Benazir Bhutto would be killed, but I still found it very depressing and dispiriting.

I'm not sure that Britain sending detectives from Scotland Yard will make much of a difference, but it does seem important that the perpetrator(s) of the assassination should be revealed. Whether this information will tip the country into further chaos or help to restore calm is, however, anyone's guess.

"....perhaps this time democracy will pierce the dead-end cycle of violence...."

It's a beautiful hope, Beatrice, but I don't feel there is any chance of it coming to pass for a very, very long time. If ever.

Kind regards etc....

TPE