Islamabad: In a message on the eve of the 58th birthday of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday June 21, Party Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the rank and file of the Party to reiterate their commitment to the values she stood and fought for and finally laid down her life.
Let us on this day take a leaf from her life and stand up to militants and extremists and not allow them to force their ideology through brute force, he said.
To commemorate her sacrifice in the fight against militants I urge all Party workers to donate blood on this day, as before, for all those who have shed their blood fighting militants, the President said.
Recalling her call days before her assassination asking people to stand up to extremism, dictatorship and to banish poverty and ignorance the President said her clarion call was a road map for making Pakistan a modern and pluralistic state and pledged to follow the road map given by her.
The President said that the PPP will continue strengthening democracy and extricating the downtrodden people from poverty and degradation as envisioned by her. With the support of the workers the Party will continue its forward march and grow from strength to strength, he said.
The Party Co-Chairman also paid tributes to those who laid down their lives or suffered in the course of democratic struggle and in fighting the militants. Let us also remember our martyrs who have laid down their lives so that the nation lives and also the martyrs of democracy who suffered exile, imprisonment and execution to end tyranny and dictatorship. On the eve of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s birthday we salute them all, the President said.
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