Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he has no courage to write about martyrdom of his mother despite the passage of 12 years. He said, “It is very difficult for a son and she was not only my mother but also my leader.” He was speaking at the launching of a novel on the life of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto by Turkish writer, Yasar Seyman. The novel has been published in three languages i-e Turkish, English and Urdu.
The PPP Chairman said that it was tried to stop her story but no one will be able to do so. The name of Islamabad airport was Benazir International Airport but the name was changed. Similarly it was tried to change the name of Benazir Income Support Programme. But no one will be able to erase her name from the hearts and minds of people of Pakistan.
He said that when she (Benazir) was campaigning for her first election it was said that a woman cannot be a prime minister. Her haters had gathered together and fatwas were issued against her. It was said from the mosques that a woman cannot become Prime Minister and if one votes for her then his or her marriages will be annulled. She confronted and fought against all of them and became a Prime Minister. Massive rigging took place in 1988 elections and it was first experience that how selected are chosen. The then President came to Asif Ali Zardari and asked him to become Prime Minister because they did not want to salute a woman. But the people had voted for Benazir Bhutto and not Asif Ali Zardari or anyone else.