Some may be confused about where BB (Benazir Bhutto) stands in the democratic movement in Pakistan. In the West she likes to present herself as the ONLY choice for a democratic Pakistan. However as every ordinary Pakistani on the street now knows she is only interested in one thing: a return to power. Fatima Bhutto, her niece has written an interesting piece about the “pantomime” that her aunt is currently playing. She says:
Perhaps the most bizarre part of this circus has been the hijacking of the democratic cause by my aunt, the twice-disgraced former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto. While she was hashing out a deal to share power with Gen. Pervez Musharraf last month, she repeatedly insisted that without her, democracy in Pakistan would be a lost cause. Now that the situation has changed, she’s saying that she wants Musharraf to step down and that she’d like to make a deal with his opponents — but still, she says, she’s the savior of democracy.
Read the complete article here.