Dec. 27 Photo Brief: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launches political career, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, heat wave in Brazil, 2013
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launches political career, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home rescues abandoned pets, heat wave in Brazil, 2013 in lights and more in today’s daily brief.
Only son of Pakistan’s murdered Bhutto launches political career
Reuters | 10:08 a.m. EST, December 27, 2012
LARKANA, Pakistan (Reuters) – The only son of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto told hundreds of thousands of supporters on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of his mother’s death, that he would carry forward her legacy, an appearance designed to anoint him as a political heir.
“I am the heir to the martyr,” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 24, told the crowd in the southern province of Sindh, referring to his mother and to his grandfather, the founder of the current ruling party who was hanged by a former military ruler.
“If you kill one Bhutto, there will be a Bhutto in every house.”
Bhutto was joined by hundreds of high-ranking officials, including the current president, his father Asif Zardari, to commemorate his mother’s killing in a gun and suicide attack during a 2007 political campaign rally.
Dec 29, 2012 @ 08:18:29
It is amazing that nobody is addressing what he actually said and what was wrong and insulting in that statement. Six months ago Bilawal made a more hard hitting speech and demanded the judiciary to move forward in BB’s murder case. He was “noticed” by many including the SC CJ but still no progress. Yet the opponents accuse Zardari and PPP for the murder and slow pace of courts. BB was murdered and crime scene was washed promptly by high power hoses, stories were spread about banging head against sunroof etc. PPP was not in power to do all that it was Mush and his govt. Again the SC (no friend of PPP) is not taking this case just like they sat on 26 cases against Zardari and did not conclude any in two decade! The memo case, sugar, gas and oil prices, all govt appointments are more imp for the SC than murder of dozens of people.