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Happy Birthday ZAB

Roti, Kapra aur Makan

Mr Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) was perhaps the most popular South Asian leader of his time. Today is his birthday and had he chosen to cheat death by making a deal with General Zia he would have been 83 years of age. Born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father ZAB married an Iranian Shia.

His vision of a free Pakistan was free from the kind of discrimination, madness and murder which we can witness in the country’s present politics.

He was a very educated man who was able to charm major leaders on the international political stage.

In her book Interview with history the Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci described ZAB as a “man with a thousand faces”. A controversial (owing to her Islamophobia) and renowned journalist, Fallaci admitted being overwhelmed by ZAB’s character and conceded that she was awestruck by his personality. Continue reading

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