President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday vowed to rectify the historical wrong of the judicial murder of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and said now it was the obligation of the judiciary to clear its record. He was addressing a large gathering here at the mausoleum of the Shaheeds of the Bhutto family on the 32nd Death Anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. “We are not like Cromwell. We are not seeking revenge. We want the history to record that a wrong was committed and it needs to be corrected.” President Zardari said the judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto needs to be rectified. He said a reference in this regard has been sent.
Those who committed the judicial murder of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto thought that they had buried him in the dead of the night and thrown her daughter in the jail, but they never could have imagined that they were in fact making him immortal, he remarked.
It has been the success of the mandate of the people of Pakistan that Bhutto lives in the hearts and minds of the people, he added.
He said he himself has spent almost double the time in jail, than he was supposed to.
“We do not want clash of institutions, we want to strengthen them. That’s why we have sent you a reference to clear the wrong that you had done,” the President said.
He said in one year time the government has successfully transferred all powers to the Parliament. “We do not believe in making headlines, we prefer making history with our blood, like the Shaheeds of the Bhutto family did.”
The President also invited all political leaders to come and sit together to find out a solution to the grave economic challenges the country was facing and to find a way out.
He said he believed in policy of reconciliation and offered the ‘political actors’ to sit with them and find solution to their problems.