Bakhtawar sings to pay tribute to mother -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Bakhtawar sings to pay tribute to mother

ISLAMABAD, Jan 5: The elder daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has written a rap song expressing her anguish over her mother’s death.

The song, entitled “I Would Take the Pain Away”, and a five-minute video of clips and photographs of Ms Bhutto has been broadcast by PTV and posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.

“My mother was murdered. I don’t even comprehend. Was it worth dying for? I’m walking through screened doors,” Bakhtawar, 18, sings in English on the lilting hip-hop song.

“No comfort or ease. I’m begging you please God bless the deceased,” Bakhtawar sings.

Information Minister Sherry Rehman said Bakhtawar, a student at Britain’s Edinburgh University, wrote the lyrics and music.

“It’s a tribute of a grieving daughter to her iconic and loving mother,” she said.

Music was a hobby for Bakhtawar and she had no plan to pursue it as a career, the minister said.

Source: Dawn

Date:1/6/2009