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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:14 PM

 

Bhutto's Son Vows to Fight for Democracy in Pakistan

Source: VOA News



The son of Pakistan's slain former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, launched his political career Thursday, vowing to continue his mother's fight for democracy.

In a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the leader's death Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his Pakistan People's Party pledged to work for the poor and protect Pakistan against "terrorists."

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and suicide bomb attack on December 27, 2007 while campaigning in the city of Rawalpindi. Bhutto was running as leader of the PPP in national elections. Shortly after her death, her husband, Asif Ali Zardari came to power as president.

Their son, Oxford-educated Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 24, is too young to run in a general election set for next year. Bilawal co-chairs the PPP with his father, President Zardari, who is unpopular and has been accused of corruption.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:51 PM

1. and maintain his family's perpetual hogging

at government troughs.

The corrupt family's pocketing of money continues....

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. The entire Bhutto family is plutocrats btw

They talk a big game and get nothing accomplished.

Imran Khan on the other hand has done more as a private citizen than most politicians.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:41 AM

3. The PPP is not predicted to do well this time.

I guess Imran Khan is the flavor of the month, so my money's on that.

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