43rd death anniversary of ZAB observed

Staff Reporter

The 43rd death anniversary of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was observed on Sunday.

After 42 years of his death, there is still a question mark on the transparency and fairness of the trial in which he got the death sentence from Lahore High Court and that decision was upheld by the apex court of the country. That trial now has been widely recognized as judicial murder.

If we had learnt from that trial and the tragic death of Mr. Bhutto his family would not have met the same fate.

But only we can feel as a nation that what we had lost on 4 April 1979 it would be wrong to call Bhutto only a political leader; he was an intellectual, with marvellous command over international law and international affairs of his time, besides that he was perhaps one of the greatest diplomats Pakistan has ever had

Bhutto was an internationally recognized political leader who took efforts for rebuilding Pakistan after the tragedy of the Dakkah Fall.

It was just because of his intellectual brilliance and Political Insight that Pakistan crawled back on the path of development.

Bhutto’s grasp over international law and international affairs of his time can be gauged from his books Myth of independence and peacekeeping by UNO in those books he had formulated the ways of ruling a newly formed country and the actual essence of independence.
As a leader of an underdeveloped country, he was never satisfied with the role of UNO in maintaining peace across the world. In his book “peacekeeping by UNO ‘’ Bhutto had contended that the organization was formed to appease those forces which anticipated to rule over this world. And the doctrine of veto power had proved Bhutto right.
His speech after the Indo-Pak war of 1965 in the UN Security Council over the Kashmir issue manifested his stance over Kashmir. He also vowed to continue his struggle for Kashmir in that speech.
After India had launched an attack on Pakistan in 1971 he led the Pakistan’s delegation to the Security Council and apprised the world of Indian aggression he urged the security council and the member countries to play their part in ceasefire and reconciliation. But here again, Bhutto proved himself right.
The motive of Bhutto behind the formation of OIC {Organization of Islamic Countries} was to unite Muslim countries and make them a force.