Islamabad: Polio Ambassador and daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari, Ms Aseefa Bhutto Zardari today joined innumerable party workers throughout the country by donating blood on the birthday of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for the soldiers, police, members of law-enforcing agencies and all fighters against militants honouring the call given by the former Prime Minister on the day of her martyrdom in Rawalpindi to continue fight against militants to the finish.
She donated blood at a special blood donation camp set up at the Presidency, today. Ms. Faryal Talpur, MNA, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, BISP Chairperson Ms. Farzana Raja and Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali were also present on the occasion besides Mr. M. Salman Faruqui, Secretary General and Secretary Information Mr. Taimur Azmat Osman.
In a message on 58th birthday anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the Party rank and file to donate blood today, as before, for all those who have shed their blood fighting against the militants.
June 21 of every year is celebrated by the public, in general, and PPP workers, in particular, not only to reiterate their commitment to the values and principles for which Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto struggled for her entire life and finally laid down her life but also to pay tribute to those sons of the soil who have sacrificed their lives to rid our land of militants and extremists and to those who suffered exile, imprisonment and even execution to end tyranny and dictatorship.
The President and Co-Chairman PPP has also reiterated his commitment that PPP would continue to work for strengthening of democracy and extricating the downtrodden people from shackles of poverty and degradation following the footsteps of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s clarion call asking people to stand up to extremism, dictatorship and to banish poverty and ignorance was a road map for making Pakistan a modern and pluralistic state, the President has said in his message.
Blood donation camps are setup on this day across the country where thousands of PPP workers turn up to donate blood to celebrate the sacrifice made by the two-times prime minister of the country and real voice of downtrodden and oppressed and of those who have always struggled for Pakistan as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Awam .
The blood will be sent to blood bank of armed forces institute of blood transfusion.
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Haji Ahmed Malik
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Press Information Department (PID)
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