Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Democracy is the Best Revenge...

..especially if it's Pakistani style. Husband says Bhutto's will names him party leader

"Asif Zardari attempted yesterday to end a whispering campaign against him by making public the will left by his wife, Benazir Bhutto, which bequeathed the leadership of the Pakistan People's Party to him."
"His political enemies accused him of inventing the document.

"The "will" provided yesterday is not a formal style of document: It is scribbled down on a single sheet of lined paper. In it, Ms. Bhutto named Mr. Zardari as her immediate political heir but left the longer-term fate of the party undecided. According to a former aide, the handwriting seemed authentic."
"The couple's 19-year-old son Bilawal is not mentioned in the will, which was read out to the party's executive leadership three days after Ms. Bhutto's death. Mr. Zardari told them that he had asked Bilawal to be co-chairman of the party. The arrangement was endorsed at that meeting."

(Note: For those of you who don't remember or never knew in the first place, following Benazir Bhutto's assassination her son, Biliwal, made the statement, which he attributed to his mother, that "Democracy is the best revenge." In the video clip of him saying that which I saw he came across as being very frightened and unsure of himself. I actually felt sorry for the kid. He is only 19 years old.)


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