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Zulfikár Alí Bhutto

Datum narození: 5. leden 1928
Datum úmrtí: 4. duben 1979

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Zulfikár Alí Bhutto byl pákistánský politik. V letech 1971 až 1973 byl ve funkci pákistánského prezidenta, v letech 1973 až 1977 působil jako ministerský předseda.

Bhutto pocházel z rodiny bohatého sindhského statkáře, který byl také vlivným politikem Britské Indie. Po studiích v Indii absolvoval Zulfikár univerzitu v Berkeley v roce 1950, studoval i na Oxfordu.

V roce 1958 se stal ministrem obchodu a roku 1963 ministrem zahraničí. Jeho prvním úspěchem v diplomacii bylo uzavření Čínsko-pákistánské smlouvy. Posléze se věnoval rozvíjení bližších vztahů s Íránem a Tureckem. V roce 1966 vystoupil z vlády kvůli nesouhlasu s postojem vlády k Taškentské deklaraci.

Po opuštění vlády založil Pákistánskou lidovou stranu. Ve volbách roku 1970 získala jeho strana většinu hlasů v Západním Pákistánu, nepodařilo se jí však dosáhnout dohody s vítěznou stranou z Východního Pákistánu. Následovala roztržka s Východním Pákistánem vedoucí v otevřený vojenský konflikt a ústící v odtržení východní části země a vzniku Bangladéše, jak si bývalý Východní Pákistán začal říkat. Bhutto nastalé situace využil ve svůj prospěch a přijal post prezidenta, vrchního velitele vojsk a hlavního správce výjimečného stavu v jedné osobě.

Roku 1973 se konaly volby, ve kterých Bhutto získal post premiéra. V tomto období se Bhutto zaměřil na restrukturalizaci Pákistánu jak po stránce vnitřní politiky , tak hospodářství . Inicioval též start jaderného výzkumu. Během několika let se stal Bhutto poměrně nepopulárním a jeho opozice získávala silnější pozici. Za účelem odstranění Bhutta do politického ústraní zformovala opozice Pákistánskou národní alianci a vyzvala Bhutta ve volbách. Porážku, která následovala, Pákistánská národní aliance neuznala, což vedlo k značně napjaté politické situaci. Ta byla ukončena 5. července 1977, kdy generál Zijául Hak provedl vojenský převrat a nastolil stanné právo. Bhutto byl zajat a držen v domácím vězení.

Následoval soudní proces, ve kterém byl Bhutto obviněn z vražedného spiknutí proti jednomu z jeho spolustraníků. Proces začal 24. října 1977 a trval do 18. března 1978, kdy byl Bhutto shledán vinným a odsouzen k trestu smrti. Přes žádosti mnoha světových politiků o milost, které byly zaslány Zijául Hakovi byl Bhutto dne 4. dubna 1979 popraven.

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Citáty Zulfikár Alí Bhutto

„Tin-pot dictators have ravaged Asia, Latin America and Africa. In the aftermath, they have done more to promote communism than the works of Marx and Engels, Lenin and Mao.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Tin-pot dictators have ravaged Asia, Latin America and Africa. In the aftermath, they have done more to promote communism than the works of Marx and Engels, Lenin and Mao. They are the worst tyrants of the post-colonial period. They have destroyed time-honoured institutions and treated their people like animals. They have caused internal divisions and external confusion. The dictator is the one animal who needs to be caged. He betrays his profession and his constitution. He betrays the people and destroys human values. He destroys culture. He binds the youth. He makes the structure collapse. He rules by fluke and freak. He is the scourge and the ogre. He is a leper. Anyone who touches him also becomes a leper. He is the upstart who is devoid of ideals and ideology. Not a single one of them has made a moment's contribution to history. p. 63.

„The theories, the dogmas and the scripts stand outside the gates of history. The dominant factor is the aspiration of the people and the ability to seek total identification with it.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: You cannot be big unless you are prepared to kiss the ground. You cannot defend the soil unless you know the smell of that soil. I know the smell of our soil. I know the rhythm of our rivers. I know the beat of our drums. The theories, the dogmas and the scripts stand outside the gates of history. The dominant factor is the aspiration of the people and the ability to seek total identification with it. Once the significance of the symphony is grasped, the lines fall into place, the dogmas and theories get legs to move in time to the majesty of that music. This does not mean that I am preaching pragmatism. There is a lot of expediency in pragmatism. I am trying to trace the roots of the problems, the genesis of the challenges, the cause of the struggle. p. 15

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„I am partial to the pantheism of Shelley. There is beauty everywhere.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: I am partial to the pantheism of Shelley. There is beauty everywhere. Even in a total war of annihiliation it will not be possible to wipe out all of it. Beauty is too beautiful to perish altogether. In this period of twelve months in solitary confinement I have rarely recalled an unpleasant or ugly glimpse of the past. p. 79.

„I did not kill that man. My God is aware of it. I am big enough to admit if I had done it, that admission would have been less of an ordeal and humiliation than this barbarous trial which no self respecting man can endure.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Context: I did not kill that man. My God is aware of it. I am big enough to admit if I had done it, that admission would have been less of an ordeal and humiliation than this barbarous trial which no self respecting man can endure. I am a Muslim. A Muslim's fate is in the hands of God Almighty I can face Him with a clear conscience and tell Him that I rebuilt His Islamic State of Pakistan from ashes into a respectable Nation. I am entirely at peace with my conscience in this black hole of Kot Lakhpat. I am not afraid of death. You have seen what fires I have passed through. Letter to his attorney, Yahya Bakhtiar, after his death sentence, as quoted in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell http://www.bhutto.org/Acrobat/Dearest_Daughter%5B1%5D.pdf (2007).

„It would be bad politics to try and summarize a situation which is dynamic. Have faith in mankind and its mission.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: It would be bad politics to try and summarize a situation which is dynamic. Have faith in mankind and its mission. God the Creator is the God of all mankind. God is omnipotent yet. The Creator of this World and the World after this one has imposed on Himself the obligation to be kind and forgiving. No tin-pot dictator of a palm-tree society is capable of imposing any such obligations on himself. On the contrary, he vainly boasts that he is answerable and accountable to nobody. p. 80.

„Africa will rid herself of the maniacs.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Africa will rid herself of the maniacs. Africa will live to show that "Black is beautiful". Africa is ancient but Asia is ageless. Her nimble and graceful beauty has adorned civilization from the birth of mankind. Latin America has become the castanet of an international culture that links Andalusia to Arabia and the Caribbean. What beauty there is in the tap of her flamenco! Europe is glamorous and adorable, so seductive that she is still beautiful after a number of face lifts. America has been watergated. In that flow of stagnant waters you can behold beauty in its reflection. In etherial terms the whole world is beautiful. In physical terms I have rarely seen more scenic beauty than in California or in Texas. What pains me is to see how the blind power of that most powerful society is turning that beauty into something as sinister as the portrait of Dorian Grey. p. 80

„You cannot be big unless you are prepared to kiss the ground.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: You cannot be big unless you are prepared to kiss the ground. You cannot defend the soil unless you know the smell of that soil. I know the smell of our soil. I know the rhythm of our rivers. I know the beat of our drums. The theories, the dogmas and the scripts stand outside the gates of history. The dominant factor is the aspiration of the people and the ability to seek total identification with it. Once the significance of the symphony is grasped, the lines fall into place, the dogmas and theories get legs to move in time to the majesty of that music. This does not mean that I am preaching pragmatism. There is a lot of expediency in pragmatism. I am trying to trace the roots of the problems, the genesis of the challenges, the cause of the struggle. p. 15

„What I write is full of infirmities.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: What I write is full of infirmities. I have been in solitary confinement for twelve months and in a death cell for three months, deprived of all facilities. I have written much of this by resting the paper on my thigh in unbearable heat. I have no reference material or library, I have rarely seen the blue sky. The quotations are from the few books I was permitted to read and from the journals and newspapers you and your mother bring once a week during your visits to my suffocating cell. I am not making excuses for my deficiencies but it is very difficult to rely on a fading memory in such physical and mental conditions. I am fifty years old and you are exactly half my age. By the time you reach my age, you must accomplish twice as much as I have achieved for the people. p. 82.

„Your grand-father taught me the politics of pride, your grandmother taught me the politics of poverty. I am beholden to both for the fine synthesis.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Your grand-father taught me the politics of pride, your grandmother taught me the politics of poverty. I am beholden to both for the fine synthesis. To you, my darling daughter, I give only one message. It is the message of the morrow, the message of history. Believe only in the people, work only for their emancipation and equality. The paradise of God lies under the feet of your mother. The paradise of politics lies under the feet of the people. p. 14.

„The favourite slogan, the one that caught on during the May 1968 fête in France was "it is forbidden to forbid". There is nothing to forbid the youth of Europe to reject both communism and capitalism.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: The favourite slogan, the one that caught on during the May 1968 fête in France was "it is forbidden to forbid". There is nothing to forbid the youth of Europe to reject both communism and capitalism. What will they build in the absence of both systems? Will their concept of building a new structure with a new philosophy mean willful self-destruction? This sounds insane but the youth of Europe is not insane. p. 20.

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„Religion is a link between God and man and man and man. Political ideology is a link between man and man.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Religion is a link between God and man and man and man. Political ideology is a link between man and man. For this reason the great religions of the world like Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the last of all religions, have outlived and outlasted political ideologies. If an unlearned adventurer in his quest for political power and perpetuation brings religion down from its celestial plane to a mundane level by converting it into a narrow political ideology, the adventurer endangers the link between God and man and man and man. p. 80.

„In etherial terms the whole world is beautiful. In physical terms I have rarely seen more scenic beauty than in California or in Texas. What pains me is to see how the blind power of that most powerful society is turning that beauty into something as sinister as the portrait of Dorian Grey.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Africa will rid herself of the maniacs. Africa will live to show that "Black is beautiful". Africa is ancient but Asia is ageless. Her nimble and graceful beauty has adorned civilization from the birth of mankind. Latin America has become the castanet of an international culture that links Andalusia to Arabia and the Caribbean. What beauty there is in the tap of her flamenco! Europe is glamorous and adorable, so seductive that she is still beautiful after a number of face lifts. America has been watergated. In that flow of stagnant waters you can behold beauty in its reflection. In etherial terms the whole world is beautiful. In physical terms I have rarely seen more scenic beauty than in California or in Texas. What pains me is to see how the blind power of that most powerful society is turning that beauty into something as sinister as the portrait of Dorian Grey. p. 80

„Life is a love affair. There is a romance with every beauty of nature.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Life is a love affair. There is a romance with every beauty of nature. I have no hesitation in saving that my most passionate love affair, my most thrilling romance has been with the people. There is an indissoluble marriage between politics and the people. That is why "Man is a political animal" and the state a political theatre. I have been on this stage of the masters for over twenty tumultuous years. I believe I still have a role to play. I believe the people still want me on this stage, but if I have to bow out, I give you the gift of my feelings. You will fight the fight better than me. Your speeches will be more eloquent than my speeches. Your commitment equally total. There will be more youth and vitality in your struggle. Your deeds ill be more daring. I transmit to you the blessing to the most blessed mission. This is the only present I can give you on your birthdays. pp 79 - 80.

„It is even more dangerous to be pro-West. One disagreement in defence of a national cause, and out goes that civilian leader by a coup d'etat. He gets replaced by a tin-pot military dictator who would not dare to disagree about anything, including the vital national interests of his country.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: in Western estimation it is preferable to be a communist leader of a communist state, than to be a non-communist leader of a non-communist state having friendly relations with communist states. The anomaly does not cease here. It is even more dangerous to be pro-West. One disagreement in defence of a national cause, and out goes that civilian leader by a coup d'etat. He gets replaced by a tin-pot military dictator who would not dare to disagree about anything, including the vital national interests of his country. p. 69.

„The dictator is the one animal who needs to be caged.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Tin-pot dictators have ravaged Asia, Latin America and Africa. In the aftermath, they have done more to promote communism than the works of Marx and Engels, Lenin and Mao. They are the worst tyrants of the post-colonial period. They have destroyed time-honoured institutions and treated their people like animals. They have caused internal divisions and external confusion. The dictator is the one animal who needs to be caged. He betrays his profession and his constitution. He betrays the people and destroys human values. He destroys culture. He binds the youth. He makes the structure collapse. He rules by fluke and freak. He is the scourge and the ogre. He is a leper. Anyone who touches him also becomes a leper. He is the upstart who is devoid of ideals and ideology. Not a single one of them has made a moment's contribution to history. p. 63.

„Earlier, I have cautioned you against an outright pragmatist approach. Now I am cautioning you against an outright populist approach.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Letter to his daughter (1978), Context: Earlier, I have cautioned you against an outright pragmatist approach. Now I am cautioning you against an outright populist approach. Sometimes a populist decision is, in the long run, not beneficial to the masses. Neither pragmatism nor populism are fundamental political and socio-economic doctrines. Nor do I say that you should play it by ear. I have made this melancholy analysis in anguish. My jail surroundings have not influenced my objectivity. I do not want to see the whole world in a death-cell merely because I am in a death cell. I do not say that the High Court has pronounced a death sentence on the world because a law court has pronounced a perverse death sentence on me. I would be the happiest man if the gloomy winter of mankind were to give way to a shaft of sunlight and to coloured flowers. The world is very beautiful. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". There is the beauty of the landscape, of the tall mountain, the green plains, the humped deserts. There is the beauty of the flowers and the forests, of the azure oceans and the meandering rivers. There is the splendour of architecture, the magnificence of music, and the sparkle of the dance. Above all, there is the beauty of man and woman, the most perfect creations of God. p. 78 - 79

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