Ottawa Citizen

Bhutto’s son prom­ises to con­tinue dy­nasty


DELHI • The son of Pak­istan’s former prime min­is­ter, Be­nazir Bhutto, vowed to con­tinue his mother’s fight for democ­racy Thurs­day night as he de­clared him­self the heir to her po­lit­i­cal dy­nasty.

In a rally be­fore sev­eral hun­dred thou­sand sup­port­ers to mark the fifth an­niver­sary of her as­sas­si­na­tion, Bi­lawal Bhutto Zar­dari, 24, for­mally launched his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer by vow­ing the Bhut­tos would never be si­lenced by vi­o­lence.

The Ox­ford grad­u­ate in­voked his mother’s me­mory at the fam­ily’s mau­soleum in Sindh’s Garhi Khuda Bakhsh and laid claim to its blood­soaked legacy, say­ing: “Bhutto is an emo­tion, a love.

“Ev­ery chal­lenge is soaked in blood, but you will be the loser. How­ever many Bhut­tos you kill, more Bhut­tos will emerge from ev­ery house.”

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