Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why Now?

Dawn published an editorial about the investigation into the murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on March 29, 2011. In that editorial, Dawn admitted that the murder was controversial, to say the least. But the newspaper wondered why Pakistan would reopen an investigation into a murder that occurred over three decades ago. Dawn said the government was making a mistake. As one reason why, Dawn said, somewhat mysteriously, that this might not be the best time to reopen the case, given the challenges that Pakistan faced.

All I will say is this. I don't think it's a coincidence that I had just started my own investigation into the partition of Pakistan, in which Zulfikar Ali Bhutto played a starring role. Perhaps Pakistan was not happy seeing one of its leaders besmirched. Perhaps America had some role in the death of Bhutto and Pakistan wanted to highlight that role if America wanted to highlight the role Bhutto played in the partition of Pakistan.

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