Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty reconsidered

Ali, Saleem H. (2012, April 11). Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty reconsidered. The World Post, .

Author Ali, Saleem H.
Title Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty reconsidered
Newspaper The World Post
Publication date 2012-04-11
Section World
Place of publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Huffington Post Media Group; The Berggruen Institute on Governance
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...As Pakistan's current civilian government under the leadership of the PPP edges towards completion of a historic full five-year term, it is time to shed the dynastic cadence of the party. For all its past follies, the PPP still remains the most viable option for democratic progress and a tempering of militancy in Pakistan. However, its leadership must be based on merit rather than on family lineage. Mr. Zardari and his children claim that the Bhutto family has given many sacrifices for the country and indeed that is true. Let us now ask them to give the ultimate sacrifice in politics -- to resist that urge to lead. Let merit determine who will be the leader of the party and who will hold cabinet positions through a deliberative process. That would surely be the best "democratic revenge" that the late Benazir Bhutto so admirably aspired for and which Pakistan deserves.
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