Special Report: Benazir Bhutto and Liaquat Ali Khan were killed in the same place only differed by the time. It is impossible to believe that it was not a co-incidence. She opposed to the conservative attitude of the Islamic Republic for which she is still respected widely in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s first Muslim woman, Benazir Bhutto was also murdered in the same garden as Liaquat Ali Khan. The garden was named after Liaquat Ali Khan. It was named as Liaquat Ali Bagh. It was previously known as Rawalpindi Municipal Garden.
There have been several reasons for the murder of Benazir. Before enterring politics, Benazir came into contact with the then, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In the Indo-Pak war of 1971, the Pak Army was defeated in East Pakistan giving rise to the birth of Bangladesh.
During the post-war Shimla agitation, young girl Benazir came to India with her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. There, it was noticeable that she had potentials of becoming the future star of Pakistan. Shockingly, some unconnected events followed. Indira Gandhi was murdered. Benazir’s father Zulfiqar was hanged. Following this, Benazir had to lead a life full of fear amid all sorts of attacks. More surprisingly, the ‘friend’ of Benazir, Rajiv Gandhi was also murdered.
The storm began in 1986. Benazir left India after her father’s death and returned to Pakistan and took good care of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Following this, she became famous. After the military rule of Zia-ul-Haq, the PPP came to power amidst intense political agitation.
Benazir made an unprecedented appearance as the Prime Minister and was leading the democracy of Pakistan to some good path. On the other hand, conspiracies were on the rise to bring down the government. Benazir was dismissed in 1990 eventually.
Benazir, however, returned to power with a huge mandate in 1993. Unfortunately, she was removed again on 6th November 1996. After losing elections in 1997, she left the country. A case of financial corruption was filed against his country. After years of voluntary exile, Benazir returned to Pakistan in October 2007.
The election was approaching. With Benazir’s return, the PPP regained its power. On December 27, 2007, Benazir Bhutto was on his way to the car after the election rally at the famous Liaquat Ali Bagh of Rawalpindi. At that moment, there was a suicide attack which left Bhutto seriously injured. Later, she died at the hospital.
This ground of Rawalpindi is a tragedy of history. Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first prime minister, was also killed here. On October 16, 1951, two public meetings were held in which the Pakistani Prime Minister was shot dead.
56 years later, Benazir Bhutto went down at the same place. The world was in shock after the news had spread.