Statue of Benazir Bhutto controversy: ‘A statue of a woman, but where is Benazir Bhutto?

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Statue of Benazir Bhutto controversy: 'A statue of a woman, but where is Benazir Bhutto?

A non-standard statue of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto installed in a park in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, has been removed after severe criticism on social media.

This statue was installed in the Benazir Bhutto Family Park named after the former Prime Minister.

Two days ago, when the image of the statue appeared on social media, users raised objections that the installed statue was did not resemble Benazir Bhutto in any way.

On Wednesday, PPP leaders along with the Cantonment Board administration came to the park and removed the statue from the park.

People’s Party Balochistan Information Secretary Sarbuland Khan Jogezai while talking to media representatives on this occasion said that the condition of the statue had deteriorated after repainting.

He said that the new statue of Benazir Bhutto will be installed in the park soon.

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Where was the Benazir Bhutto’s statue was installed

Where was the statue installed?

The statue of Benazir Bhutto was installed at the Benazir Family Park in Cantonment Board area on Smugly Road.

This park was built during the former regime of the PPP, in front of which is located in Jinnah Town, a posh area of the city,.

Although this park was considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city until a few years after its construction, it is now in a dilapidated condition.

Due to the lack of many parks for recreation in Quetta, a large number of families used to visit this park.

According to the plaque that was installed on this statue, it was installed by former Minister of People’s Party Balochistan for Quetta Development Authority Mohammad Ismail Gujar.

‘The statue does not resemble Benazir Bhutto in any way’

A statue of late Benazir Bhutto was installed at some distance from the main entrance of the park.

The statue commemorates the moment she raised her hands to greet the rally participants on stage before she was killed in a bomb blast in Rawalpindi.

According to the critics, this statue did not resemble Benazir Bhutto in any way, rather, it was showing her mockery, but if you look closely, you feel fear from it.

Two days ago, a picture of this statue was shared on social media, on which Quetta’s administration, government and People’s Party were severely criticized. (Courtesy BBC Urdu)