With all due respect for the slain leader of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, today’s revelation that Bilawal Zardari was proposed by BB as being nominated as Chairman of PPP while his father Asif Ali Zardari would be his Co-Chairman just goes to prove that Pakistan People’s Party runs on non-egalitarian democratic nominations. It is no surprise considering the party itself never conducted democratic elections within the cadre and instead Benazir upon her return to Pakistan got herself appointed as Life Chairperson of her party.
I shudder at the simple thought that Asif Ali Zardari might take control of the party, his previous years as corruption weren’t enough for us that we have to see him return to the throne yet again. It is quite apparent that his son Bilawal Zardari would have little objection or say in what his father proposes and does. I can only suspect that this will deepen the rift within the Pakistan People’s Party as there are other far more genuine candidates who have given their sweat and blood for PPP. Bilawal has barely step foot into Pakistan to understand the tumultuous climate while Asif Ali Zardari has an entire encyclopedia on corruption. Again I offer these critical views under solemn respect for the fallen leader of Pakistan