Pakistan leadership responsible for country’s current chaotic situation: Fatima BhuttoMay 28th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Assassinated Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s niece Fatima Bhutto has criticized Pakistan’s leadership for creating all problems that the country is facing at present.
Bhutto charged the state, especially its civil and military machinery, for creating the Taliban menace, whose expanding writ is threatening the existence of the country.
Worried over the lack of will shown by the government in tackling issues like extremism, poverty and corruption, Fatima Bhutto raised questions about the efficiency of the Pakistan leadership.
She said it was too corrupt to be trusted with all the billions that the US and the West was providing to it as aid to counter the Taliban.
Bhutto was particularly furious over the government’s decision to implement the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), which according to her, had let the most corrupt in the country go scot-free.
“Its authors claim that it was conceived on the lines of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but ironically they forgot to put the truth part of the TRC in their NRO,” The Dawn quoted Bhutto, as saying.
She, however, did not support the Swat military offensive against the Taliban and other extremists, as it has rendered thousands of people homeless.
She believed that the exodus pose a new socio-economic and political threat to the very existence of Pakistan no matter how much aid is spent in the relief and rehabilitation efforts. (ANI)
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