Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr: The Sindh Moorat March, held on Sunday at Karachi Frere Hall as part of a global march by transpeople, was attended by politicians, lawyers, and human rights activists, including artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr, who won hearts by telling people not to cheer for his family.
Hundreds of people attended the event, carrying placards and chanting slogans in support of the transgender community’s rights. The main goal of the march, according to Shehzadi Rai, an organiser of the protest march, was the implementation of the trans rights law. “This year, we have adopted the slogan ‘Zan, Zindagi, and Azad,’ which means ‘woman, life, and freedom,’ to show solidarity with Iranian women,” she added.
On stage, there were also several speeches. When someone started chanting “Jeay Bhutto,” Zulfikar walked to the front of the stage and said, “Jeay Bhutto choro, jeay awaam, sada jeay awaam, jeay khwajasira, jeay aurat forget ‘long live Bhutto,’ long live the people, long live the transgender community, and love live women.”
Zulfikar, the late Murtaza Bhutto’s only son and the only grandson of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who bears the Bhutto name, stated that Sindh belongs to the people. “You have Sindh. “It belongs to my family, and it belongs to you,” he told the audience. “You are Sindh’s heirs, khwajasira are Sindh’s heirs.” “I am my grandfather’s sole heir, but you are all Sindh’s heirs,” he explained.