Today is Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto‘s 14th death anniversary. In a society like ours, she was the first to break the shackles of patriarchy and took her seat at the table at the age of 35 in 1988.
Benazir was a secularist, liberal and the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority. She was a force to reckon with; fierce, graceful, courageous and also kind-hearted who attracted a lot of support from the Western nation.
She was popularly known as the “Daughter of East”. Even today, she is a prominent political figure in Pakistan. After her father, the former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged to death, she, along with her mother, led the country back to democracy.
She was accused of corruption by her political opponents. Still, many hailed her as the “Iron Lady” who did not surrender to social pressure and gave all she had for a better and democratic Pakistan.
She was assassinated in 2007 upon her return to Pakistan and left a huge legacy behind. Following are 5 quotes by her that will inspire you:
1 – “Democracy is the best revenge.”
2 – “Oppression does not know the meaning of provincial boundaries. Aren’t our energies better spent fighting the common enemy instead of each other?”
3 – “Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.”
4 – “You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.”
5 – “Benazir Bhutto doesn’t cease to exist the moment she gets married. I am not giving myself away. I belong to myself, and I always shall.”
Remembering Jinnah on Quaid Day with these 5 Quotes. Read the full story here:
The founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was the force behind Pakistan’s establishment. The word Quaid-e-Azam means a great leader, and baba-e-qaum, meaning Father of The Nation. On the 25th of December, his birthday, also known as Quaid day, we have compiled 5 quotes in his warm memory.
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