Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Some mesmerizing speeches by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto



4 April is the death anniversary of Pakistan’s 9th Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who laid life in 1979. Pakistan’s first elected Prime Minister,s exciting speeches and powerful socialist message once hypnotized the whole nation.

Here are seven quotes by Bhutto that will perpetually continue imprinted in our memories.

The founder of Pakistan people’s party delivered a great speech as,

“This nation will become a great nation; this nation will become the backbone of the world. Is this acceptable to you? So, will you serve, work hard, fight, die and struggle for it? Will you do it with sincerity? Will you swear by God and do it?”

Another speech, a message for all of us,

“If things don’t change, there will be nothing left to change. Either power must pass to the people or everything will perish.”

Some words from a letter to his daughter, Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1978), as cited in My Dearest Daughter: A letter from the Death Cell (2007)

“We (Pakistan) will grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom Bomb)… we have no other choice”

Studied from Berkeley and Oxford, Bhutto educated as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn.

“It is not the walls that make a city; it is man who makes it”

Another quotation published in The New York Times (July 6, 1973),

“Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We are now the most non-allied”

Another quotation is,

“I am leaving your security council. I find it disgraceful to my person and to my country to remain here a moment longer than necessary. My country harkens for me why should I waste my time here at the Security Council. You can take your security council, here you are, I am going.”

His last words prior to being executed were as;

“O Lord, help me, for I am innocent”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.