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"Ideas Live On" by Benazir Bhutto (2007)

May 13, 2020
In this speech, Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, argues for the importance of education to a nation's strength and warns of the dangers military rule. Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007.
cumulative
In our times an individual’s education, intelligence and wisdom creates cumulatively the wealth of a nation.
transcend
Communication costs are down helping to create a global community that transcends territory, culture and multiple languages.
crest
The challenge is to ride the crest of the new order by learning global values while retaining our cultural roots and languages.
irony
In one of the greatest ironies of our times, the rich die from eating too much food and the poor die from malnutrition.
sectarian
Thus the problems of terrorism, sectarianism, militancy, extremism, intolerance and increase in poverty are directly related to the prolonged period of military domination of our society.
extremism
Thus the problems of terrorism, sectarianism, militancy, extremism, intolerance and increase in poverty are directly related to the prolonged period of military domination of our society.
intolerance
Thus the problems of terrorism, sectarianism, militancy, extremism, intolerance and increase in poverty are directly related to the prolonged period of military domination of our society.
suspension
As the crisis over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court demonstrates, justice in our country is elusive.
elusive
As the crisis over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court demonstrates, justice in our country is elusive.
undermine
Despite Islam’s emphasis on Adal wa Insaf, justice has systematically been undermined by the military rule.
martial
In 1977 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Chief Justice Yaqub, was removed by a martial law order.
covert
Since a crisis or a threat brings with it political power for the Generals, large amounts of covert funds plus military and economic assistance, there is little incentive to build peace in place of conflict, restore security in place of crisis or allow the empowerment of the people in place of subjugating them through militias or abuse of state power.
incentive
Since a crisis or a threat brings with it political power for the Generals, large amounts of covert funds plus military and economic assistance, there is little incentive to build peace in place of conflict, restore security in place of crisis or allow the empowerment of the people in place of subjugating them through militias or abuse of state power.
subjugate
Since a crisis or a threat brings with it political power for the Generals, large amounts of covert funds plus military and economic assistance, there is little incentive to build peace in place of conflict, restore security in place of crisis or allow the empowerment of the people in place of subjugating them through militias or abuse of state power.
militia
Since a crisis or a threat brings with it political power for the Generals, large amounts of covert funds plus military and economic assistance, there is little incentive to build peace in place of conflict, restore security in place of crisis or allow the empowerment of the people in place of subjugating them through militias or abuse of state power.
imam
In fact even Imams, like the Imam of Lal Masjid, can call upon madrassas to provide militants for paralysing the government.
militant
In fact even Imams, like the Imam of Lal Masjid, can call upon madrassas to provide militants for paralysing the government.
coalition
An extra $100 million are given monthly in coalition support funds.
eradication
We have a right to ask why this money has not translated into poverty eradication or increase in the salaries of our doctors and teachers or greater job opportunities for our people.
noble
The path to a bright future lies in creating the noble quality of peace, the message that is enjoined upon all Muslims and is common to all religions.
enjoin
The path to a bright future lies in creating the noble quality of peace, the message that is enjoined upon all Muslims and is common to all religions.
consensus
It lies in creating harmony in society through consensus as well as ensuring that the light of justice spreads throughout the dark corners of the country.
integrity
Let us not forget that an army operation in Baluchistan threatens the unity and integrity of our country.
persecution
It is by disbanding militias that we can save our people from sectarianism and religious persecution.
aspiration
A fractured, bleeding society is calling to all its sons and daughters to hear its call, to revive the spirit of Quaid e Azam and Quaid e Awam’s struggle to save our people and our land from the dark shadow of military rule which has blotted out the sun of the people’s dreams, hopes and aspirations.

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