Zulfi’s grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973-1977. He was executed in 1979.

Zulfi’s father, Mir Murtaza Bhutto.

Shahnawaz Bhutto, Zulfi’s uncle, who died while in exile in 1985.

Zulfi’s parents, Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Ghinwa Bhutto, attending a function.


Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfi was raised in a dangerously political family. The estranged nephew of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, he is a member of one of the most powerful dynasties in the world. But when home becomes lethal, what happens to the boy caught in the crossfire?

The first in a two part series.

This episode contains descriptions of violence, so please use discretion.

Learn More

To see more of Zulfi’s art and inspiration, make sure you check out his site, https://zulfikaralibhuttoart.com/.

Of particular interest may be In the Shroud of the Martyr, which pays homage to the men who gave up their lives resisting the military dictatorship of Zia-ul-Haq. Photo’s here.


Editorial support from Chaela Herridge-Meyer, Becky Aston, and Ifeanyi Awachie.
Episode art by Martha Snow and Jacqi Lee.
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