The 33rd death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
The 33rd death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is being observed on 4th April. In this regard, a huge gathering is held at Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto village in Larkana.
Larkana:April 3: A huge gathering held at Garhi Khuda Bux in Larkana in a respectable manner to observe the 33rd death anniversary of Pakistan Peoples Party founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto today.
Hundreds of thousands people, Bhutto lovers, including senior and prominent PPP leaders,from different parts of the country reached at Larkana, Naudero and Garhi Khuda Bux to attend the anniversary.
The main proceedings of the anniversary started with recitation of Holy Quran.
President Asif Ali Zardari, accompanied by Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, visited the ancestral graveyard of the Bhutto family on tuesday and the mausoleum of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, laid wreaths and offered fateha. They also visited the grave of Benazir Bhutto and laid floral wreath and offered fateha.
The president also visited the graves of Murtaza Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto, laid wreaths and offered fateha over the mausoleum of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and others.
Prime Minister Of Pakistan along with fedral cabinate members arrived at Gharri khuda bux Bhutto, laid wreaths and offered fateha.
Every street in Garhi Khuda Bux has been decorated with PPP flags and banners inscribed with pro-Bhutto slogans.
Food also distributed on the occasion.
The ceremonies in Garhi Khuda Bux startted with Quran khawani at the mausoleum on this morning.
Government officials said that elaborate security measures had been taken and the government had deployed about 7,000 policemen,ladies police. Besides, more than 500 Rangers personnel and commandos are performing their duties.
Police and Rangers patrol in Larkana district and pickets established on all roads leading to Bhutto martyrs mausoleum so that party workers do not feel insecure. More than 7000 policemen, rangers and high police officials including SSPs and DIGs of various districts always perform their duties during two big events at Garhi Khuda Bux on 4th April and 27th December every year which are personally monitored by the Sindh IGP. Karachi Traffic police arrive here along with their lifters and other equipment to manage smooth flow of traffic. Federal and Provincial Ministers, Senators, MNAs and other personalities arrived at the event to participate.
In the evening Central Exicutive Committee meeting held at Naudero president house,Chairman PPP,Bilawal Bhutto Zirdari presided the meeting,President of Pakistan and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari , senior and prominent PPP leaders dicussed party and country level issues and matters.
Where as a mushaira also held on this occasion,poets from across the country and noted writers paid homage to the great leader through their poetry and papers.
After poetical tributes the second session of speeches started in late night in whichthe party leaders paid glowing tribute to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for rendering sacrifices for the cause of poor people.And lauded President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani for heading forward in line with manifesto and vision of the great leaders.They added that Bhutto gave pride to every Pakistani, irrespective of race, religion and gender and made them realise that they were the fountainhead of political power.“Bhutto was the only popular leader of poor community who preferred to sacrifice his life for the cause of democracy instead of bowing down before a dictator,”
The speech session is continue and in the early hours it is expected that President Asif Ali Zardari, and Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wil also address the big gathering at gharri khuda bux Bhutto.
In this way the death anniversary of the former prime minister would be observed with great respect and solemnity today,4 april .
On 4 april in the morning Pakistan People`s Party-Shaheed Bhutoo chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto (the widow of Shaheed Murtaza Bhutto,elder son of ZAB)will address a public gathering organised by her party in the Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto.