Benazir Bhutto Art


Congrats to Pakistan for electing a new Parliament in a free and fair election on Monday! I drew this in memory of Benazir Bhutto who inspired Pakistan to believe that democracy was possible again. She was also the first woman to ever lead a Muslim state in the modern era.  While far from a perfect person (her government was frequently charged with corruption) she worked hard for women’s rights in her country. She was killed several months ago by terrorists after returning to Pakistan from exile. Her Pakistan Peoples Party emerged from Monday’s election as the largest party in the 342-seat National Assembly. I really want to read her new book, published posthumously, called Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West. Hope you like the drawing!


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