There are certain words that we don’t like for some inexplicable reason. There are quite a few in English and some in Urdu that I dislike using generally. So talking of Urdu I really don’t like when some woman is addressed as Khatoon or Bibi. I was with Benazir on that since she too didn’t like to be called BB although, ironically, that happened to be her name initials.
Benazir reminds me that the government will issue a 10 Rs. coin in her honor on her first death anniversary. Here is the news:
Pakistan will issue a new 10-rupee coin in honour of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto to coincide with the first anniversary of her death in a suicide attack, the central bank said Friday.
The State Bank of Pakistan will issue about 300,000 of the commemorative coins bearing Bhutto’s portrait and inscribed with the phrase “Daughter of the East – Honourable Benazir Bhutto” in Urdu, it said in a statement.
Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi on December 27 after addressing an election rally, just two months after surviving a strike on her homecoming parade in Karachi.
The government has renamed Islamabad’s international airport after the two-time former premier, as well as a main road and hospital in Rawalpindi.