SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD by Fatima Bhutto

– Zulfiqar Halepoto

Despite lot of differences and disagreements with their politics, style of governance and ideology, Sindh has an inimitable relationship with BHUTTOs.

It is either BB (Benazir) Shaheed or Mir (Murtaza) Shaheed; Sindh still enjoys a sentimental and emotional attachment with Bhutto’s, who has buried 4 martyrs in the graveyard of Garhi Khuda Bux.

Have you ever heard from any other political leader of Pakistan, who says that s/he would love to be known as martyr instead of living an illusory life? It is only Bhutto family (whether we like it or not but it is a fact and a great reality).

Last year during my Indian visit, a communist leader of Bengal told me that “lot of revolutionary groups and political parties of sub continent has a long history of martyrs in their struggle against different colonial and dictatorial powers….But Bhutto’s are the only family who has offered 4 martyrs from one compound wall…. This brave example has no match…..”

Why don’t you ask that why I have started thinking on these lines.

I have a BLACK COLOUR invitation card in my hand having following words embossed on it. Fatima Bhutto, granddaughter to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, executed 1979. Niece to Shah Nawaz Bhutto: who was murdered 1985. Daughter to Mir Murtaza Bhutto: assassinated 1996. Niece to Benazir Bhutto Assassinated 2007, Invites you to attend the augural ceremony of her book ‘SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD: A Daughter’s Memories’ on March 30th, 2010 @ 6.30 PM @ Clifton garden, Karachi, Sindh.

It must be a very impressive and emotional gathering to hear a daughter’s memories of her beloved father and a hero of Sindh. Entry is strictly through Invitation.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, March 27, 2010

6 thoughts on “SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD by Fatima Bhutto”

  1. I admire Fatima Bhutto,s struggle to expose murderers of shaheed Murtaza Bhutto.Like most Pakistanis I think Asif Ali Zardari must be investigated.Miss Fatima Bhutto should step in active politics and lead the PPP shaheed Bhutto faction.I believe she always speaks truth and have a ability to lead the party and country as well.Residents of Lahore will welcome her with open hands.

    1. All Bhuttos have to be respected regardless of their family differences.No political family was victimised so sawagly as Bhuttos.

  2. i like Fatima Bhutto, because her writings reveal the strong state of her mind.
    She might forgive those who have been responsible for the mess in her life but will never forget them.

  3. Fatima Bhutto’s struggle is an incredible effort by her for her father. I love her personality, she’s such an amazing poet who speaks from the core of the heart and describes the feelings of every human being.

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