GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan: The 10th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is being observed on Wednesday, and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will pay glowing tributes to her at a large public gathering at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Sindh’s Larkana district.
Benazir Bhutto, who became the first female Prime Minister of Muslim World in 1988 and then was re-elected in 1993 for the Office, was assassinated at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 as she was leaving the Site after addressing a Jalsa.
Meanwhile, her party PPP has completed all arrangements for the congregation organized annually at her mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bux on December 27 to mark her death anniversary.
The PPP-led Sindh government has announced a public holiday across the province.
In his message on the eve of Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary, the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid rich tributes to her mother and the former prime minister, saying that she lost her father, brothers and even mother fighting for the rights of downtrodden masses and against dictatorial vultures hovering over the Country, freed from the imperial yoke by our forefathers after a long independence movement.
“December 27 is the day to offer salute and tributes to her by every heart, which beats for Pakistan and every mind, which shares her dream for Pakistan and its people,” the Chairman PPP said.
Bilawal said that in her valiant battle against the forces of darkness and elements of dictatorships, Benazir Bhutto eventually embraced martyrdom in line with the legacy of her father Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto but refused to withdraw from the cause.
The PPP Chairman pledged that the cause, for which Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto laid down her life, would continue to be vigorously pursued for transformation of the country into an egalitarian, democratic, peaceful and progressive Pakistan.
In order to attend the PPP congregation in connection with to mark 10th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, a large number of party activists from across the Country including Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are flocking to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.
The party workers will also offer Fateha at the graves of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.
The Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, and Nisar Ahmed Khuhro among other party Central leaders will address the congregation.