Former PM Benazir Bhutto’s 14th martyrdom anniversary being observed today

By: News Desk
Published: 10:39 AM, 27 Dec, 2021
Former PM Benazir Bhutto’s 14th martyrdom anniversary being observed today
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paying glowing tributes to the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on her 14th martyrdom anniversary, reported 24NewsHD TV channel quoting sources.  

PPP has finalised arrangements to observe the death anniversary that would be held on Monday (today) at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto where Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and other party leaders will address the public meeting.

Leaders and workers from all four provinces, Gilgit-Biltistan, Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir will participate in the public gathering.

A documentary, depicting life and achievements of Benazir Bhutto would also be shown on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Larkana and SSP Larkana said that special security and traffic arrangement would be made at the anniversary.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and son Chairman PPP Billwal Bhutto Zardari showed their resolved to continue her mission of ridding the country of poverty, economic instability and unemployment.

Asif Ali Zardari in a statement said, “The country is dearer to us than our lives and we will not compromise on its freedom, dignity and respect.”

Asif Zardari asserted that the country was going through a dangerous situation as the state of economy, foreign affairs and writ of law was at a low ebb.

He maintained that there had been constant attacks on the authority and dignity of the parliament, which were resisted by his party.

He reiterated, “We will not let Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's great sacrifice go in vain.”

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that she led from the front a strong movement for democracy, adding, “The nation will never forget her long struggle and strong leadership.”

Bilawal said that his mother’s struggle was to make the country a true welfare state in the light of the thoughts and vision of founding ancestors was historical.

The chairman PPP said that the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi was a conspiracy to kill the entire nation.

Bilawal said that his mother was a universal figure and a public leader who promoted unity, harmony and progressive thinking in Pakistan and protected the political and economic rights of the people.

“The gift of missile technology for the defense of our motherland by the first elected prime minister of the Islamic World is a great feat,” he said.

Bilawal resolved, “It is the day to pledge for eradication of terrorism and extremism from the country and to continue the struggle for strengthening democracy, supremacy of the Constitution and the parliament, and social equality.”

Also, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari shared an adorable picture from his childhood on the photo and video sharing social networking site Sunday.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PMLN President Shehbaz Sharif also paid glowing tributes to late Benazir Bhutt. 

He tweeted, "The martyrdom of Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto was a huge loss for Pakistan. There are many ways to describe her life but to me, her services for democracy trump them all. May Allah rest her soul in peace."

Reporter Abdul Khalid Mughari