#HeraldArchives: On March 2, 1971, the illusion of a united #Pakistan ended with the decision to employ a military solution to the crisis. On March 24, the #holocaust began.
Bhutto recalled: “At about 10.30 at night, after finishing our dinner, we went to our rooms. An hour later we were awakened by the noise of gunfire. A number of my friends came to my room and we saw the army in action. We witnessed the military operation from our hotel room, for about three hours. A number of places were ablaze and we saw the demolition of the office of a local newspaper. Here in front of my eyes I saw the #death and destruction of our own people.”
Despite his concerns regarding the move, #Bhutto maintained that military reprisal had been necessary. On March 25, while leaving for West Pakistan, Yahya Khan told General Tikka Khan at the Dhaka Airport: Sort them out! “
Why did you initiate the genocide in Dhaka?”, a journalist asked Tikka Khan following the debacle. His reply was that there was no genocide. “When two groups fight or are in a combat, it can’t be called genocide.” (Published: April 1997)
By Ahmad Salim
Now I have to post this.. just wanted to share my new crush .. meet * bhutto *.. A two months old baby.. 🙈😘 yesterday I went to one of my uncles home for Holi celebration and there i met him. I was litterely staring at him and thinking where I'm ! Is it a heaven!💫 I took him on my lap and that took approx 15 to 20 minutes .. yes!! You heard it right it took 15 to 20 freaking mnts Coz he is so damn soft like a teddy .. look at his eyes it's so calm it's damn!!! I can't even express what I was feeling .. just like a newborn champ... I was so damn upset when he was leaving... But Didi has promised me that she will give someone like him and that's a bliss.. Awwwww cutttty❤😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 loads of hugs and kisses
ps : I'm not a big dog lover as such but I love all the pets either it's a dog or cat or birds or anything .. they are like our family .. as we love our every family members we love them too.. .
#HeraldArchives August 1989: Zaffar Abbas interviews G.M Syed.
Zaffar Abbas: Did the movement for the separation of Sindh from Bombay lay the foundation for the Muslim nationalism that created Pakistan?
G.M Syed: Maybe it helped to increase Hindu-Muslim differences when Sindh became separate. There were four strands in the movement for the separation of Sindh, which led to problems later like the special minority rights granted to the governor which allowed him to juggle ministry coalitions through appointed British members in the Sindh Assembly; secondly extra weightage was given to the Hindus who had 25 seats, while 35 seats were allocated to the Muslims; thirdly the separation of Muslim and Hindu electorates; and fourthly, the levers of financial control were left in the governor's hands due to Sindh's debts that had to be repaid after the Sukkur Barrage's construction. .
Zaffar Abbas: What do you think were the reasons for the 1972 language riots? Why did they happen - wasn't the Sindh Language Bill presented in the Sindh Assembly?
G.M Syed: Bhutto was a total hoax. He always wanted to make a fool out of everybody. The result was that when Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said that we should have Sindhi as the provincial #language of Sindh, he initially allowed it. When the mohajirs rose against him, he was frightened. Inspite of the resolution passed by the Chief Minister Mumtaz Bhutto, an ordinance did away with #Sindhi as the language of Sindh and we became a bilingual #province.
By Zaffar Abbas
The Fun Run 2019 has just been launched with our theme this year “Welcome to the Jungle!” We are looking for loads of sponsorships and creative costumes to win as many housepoints as we can! #winners#bhutto
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari Sunday took to Twitter and said Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is hurling direct death threats at Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
While replying to Sheikh Rashid’s tweet Bakhtawar said it is nothing new that extremist right wingers are threatening a Bhutto, but it is disgusting that a cabinet member is giving an open death threat to someone whose entire family was killed. “From spewing hate speech, Fed ministers now hurling direct death threats at @BBhuttoZardari. Having extremist right wingers threaten a Bhutto is nothing new but 4 a cabinet member 2 give an OPEN DEATH THREAT to someone whose entire family were killed is disgusting,” she tweeted.
#HeraldArchives July 1992:
In the summer 1976, General Ziaul Haq told Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: “Sir I am so grateful to you for appointing me Chief of Army Staff. Not only myself, but my future generations will be eternally grateful to you for singling me out for such a great honour, and this is a favour which I can never forget.” It was such sycophancy coupled with an obsequious attitude that endeared General Zia to #Bhutto and made Bhutto so trusting of his army chief.
By Mushahid Hussain
On 24th January 1972 Bhutto gathered country’s top 50 scientists the purpose was to devise a plan to start a nuclear program for Pakistan. It was an attempt to overcome the polarized situation created in South Asian region due to the disturbance in balance of power. In spite of opposition and criticism received from global powers Pakistan stuck to the plan and continued with her policy.
فاطمہ بھٹو کہتی ہیں
میری دادی نصرت بھٹو میری لیے ایک مشعلِ راہ شخصیت ہیں۔ وہ ایران میں پیدا ہوئیں اور انہوں نے اپنی جوانی پونے انڈیا میں گزاری جب انڈیا پاکستان ایک ملک تھا۔ یہ اُن کا ویسے ہی گھر تھا جیسے بعد میں پاکستان بنا۔ وہ میرے لیے مجسم جنوبی ایشیائی خاتون تھیں، مضبوط، نڈر اور مہربان۔ یہ تصویر ہمارے کراچی والے گھر میں لی گئی۔ میری دادی جنہیں میں اُن کی مادری زبان فارسی کے لفظ ’جانم‘ سے پکارا کرتی تھی اب ہم میں نہیں ہیں مگر میں انہیں اور ان کی تاریخ کو ہمیشہ کے لیے اپنے سینے میں رکھتی ہوں۔
Mere dadi Nusrat Bhutto meray liyeh aik mashal-e-raah shakseeyat hain. Who Iran mein paida houeen aur unhoon ne apni jawani poori India mein guzari jub yeh aik mulk tha. Yeh un ka wesay he ghar tha jaisay ba’ad mein Pakistan ba’na. Who meray liyeh muzasaam janoobi asiayi khatoon then, mazboot, nadir aur meharbaan. Yeh tasveer humaray Karachi walay ghar mein li gayi. Meri dadi jinhain mein nay un ki madri zaban Farsi ke lafz “janam” se pukara kerti thi, ab hum mein naheen hain magar mein unhain aur unki tareekh ko hamesha ke liyeh apnay seenay mein rakhti houn. ————
My dadi, Nusrat Bhutto has always been an inspiration and a guide for me. She was born Iranian but spent her youth in India, in Pune, when it was one country. It was her home, just as later, Pakistan was. She embodied the essence of what it means to be a South Asian woman for me - strength, fearlessness and kindness. This photograph was taken in our home in Karachi. My dadi, who I called Joonam in her native farsi, is no longer with us, but I carry her and her history in my heart always.
(Part III: The pursuit of Kashmir)
February 1963: A young Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hunched over a sprawling map of Kashmir, surrounded by the delegates he was leading as Pakistan’s foreign minister. They were in the middle of the third round of talks with their counterparts from #India. The agenda was now a familiar one — the drawing of a boundary that could divide #Kashmir between India and #Pakistan.
The Pakistani delegation was anxious. “We must draw lines on the map,” they insisted. As ever, it seemed an impossible exercise. Swaran Singh, India’s foreign minister and the head of the Indian delegation, drew a line on the map indicating his side’s “readiness to concede in favor of Pakistan the rich forest areas in the north, on both sides of the Kishenganga River”. He also suggested that India was ready to concede some more areas in the west and north of the Kashmir valley.
The #Pakistani negotiators appeared shocked at the meagreness of his offer. #Bhutto prepared a counter offer — only Kathua, a district on the border with #Punjab, and some adjoining areas from other districts would go to India while Pakistan would be entitled to all the others areas up to Ladakh in the north-east and including Srinagar, Jammu, Udhampur and Riyasi districts. The Indians immediately shot down these suggestions as “ridiculous”. (Published: November 2015)
By Zaib un Nisa Aziz
Photo: White Star archives