Fatima Bhutto slams renaming police training school after Shahid Hayat
LONDON: Best-selling author Fatima Bhutto has slammed the Sindh government’s decision to name a training school after former Karachi police chief Shahid Hayat.
In a series on tweets, Bhutto said she will never forget that Hayat was charged with the murder of her father, Murtaza Bhutto, who was shot dead by police in 1996.
Terming the decision to name the Saeedabad Police Training College after Hayat, she said: “I’ve never forgotten their complicity with my father’s killers. A monument will remind everyone else.”
“My father, a sitting member of parliament, was shot several times, in the face and throat, and left to bleed to death without medical attention on the street for over an hour,” she added.
It’s revealing+damning that the Sindh govt would name the Police Training College Saeedabad after Shahid Hayat, a police officer charged w/ the murder of my father,Murtaza Bhutto. I’ve never forgotten their complicity with my father’s killers. A monument will remind everyone else
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) June 28, 2020