The 33rd death anniversary of founder chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former prime minister Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was observed with great reverence and respect here on Wednesday.
Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and PPP(Shaheed Bhutto) arranged functions separately in this regard.
Qura’an Khawani and fateha khawani was held in every corner of the country for the departed soul of Shaheed Z.A. Bhutto. People from all walks of life paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhutto for his services for the cause of poor and downtrodden people and for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
The main function was held at Garhi Khuda Bhutto about 28 kms off here. Qura’an Khawani was also held at the mazar of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
In this connection, President of Pakistan and Co-Chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousif Raza Gilani, Governor Punjab Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Syed Masood Kausar, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, President AJK, Prime Minister AJK Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Ex-Chairman Senate Farooq H. Naik, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Federal Minister for Information & Boradcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Central Information Secretary of PPP Qamar Zaman Kaira, Federal Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Syed Raza Rabbabi, Central Secretary General PPP Jhangir Badar, Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Federal Ministers, Provincial Ministers also visited the graves of the founder chairman of PPP Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. They placed a floral wreath at the grave and offered fateha.
The central leaders, leaders and workers of PPPP from all over the country, including Gilgit-Baltistaan, Northern Areas, AJK placed floral wreaths and offered fateha on Shaheed Leaders graves in Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto.
Besides, Federal Ministers, Senators, MNAs, MPAs belonging to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Members of the Central Executive Committee(CEC) and Federal Council(F.C) of PPPP also visited the mazars of Shaheed Z.A Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and offered fateha and placed floral wreaths.
They also visited the mazar of Slain Chairperson of PPP Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and placed the floral wreaths and offered fateha. They also visited the graves of Former Chairperson of PPP and First Lady, Madar-e-Jamhooriat Late Begum Nusrat Bhutto, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Shaheed Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto, laid floral wreaths and offered fateha.
The President PPP AJK, Central leaders of PPP AJK and other PPP leaders and workers from AJK went to the mazars of their leader Shaheed Z.A. Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, laid floral wreaths and offered fateha on Tuesday night.
Besides, Federal Ministers, Senators, MNAs, MPAs belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Members of the Central Executive Committee(CEC) and Federal Council(F.C) of PPPP also visited the mazars of Shaheed Z.A Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and others and offered fateha and placed floral wreaths.
Workers and leaders and workers of sister organizations of PPPP besides Bhutto’s admirers continue to arrive at Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto from all over the Country and laid floral wreaths and offered fateha at the mazar of their leader.
Caravans of peoples kept arriving in here since Sunday evening to participate in the death anniversary rally.
The programme of the anniversary started with a Mushaira. The prominent poets from Sindh, Punjab and other parts of the country, paid tribute to Shaheed Bhutto.
As per past traditions, a meeting of Central Executive Committee(CEC) was held at President House Naudero on Tuesday night, some 22kms off from here to pay tributes to the Founder Chairman Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended among others by the President and Co- Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Central Secretary General Jahangir Badar, Syed Raza Rabbani, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar, Aftab Shahbaan Mirani, Syed Qaim Ali Shah President PPP-P Sindh, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, President PPP-P AJK, President PPP of Balochistan Nawabzada Lashkari Khan Raisani, Presidents of PPP-P NWFP, Balochistan, Punjab, presidents of sisters organizations of PPP-P, MNAs, MPAs and the members of CEC.
Rich tribute was paid to Founder Chairman of PPP Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and profound confidence was expressed in the leadership of Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto President Asif Ali Zardari and Co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari.
Rich Tributes were also paid to the Shaheed Chairperson of PPP Benazir Bhutto due to her scarificed her life to achieve the rights of down-trodden people and to strengthen the democratic system in the country which is the only way to provide the poor masses basic facilities under the party manifesto.
The Co-Chairman of PPP and President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Syed Mehdi Shah, Imtiaz Safdar Waarich, and other senior leaders of PPP addressing a public meeting in front of mausoleum of Shaheed Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto on the early hours of the Wednesday, to pay homage to his services for the country, democratic order and rights of the masses.
They reiterated their pledge to carry forward the mission for which the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto laid down his life. They also paid rich tributes to the Shaheed Chairperson of PPP Benazir Bhutto of her great scarifice only for the poor.
They added that the present government was set up due to sacrifices of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and will work for the betterment of poor people in the country. On this occasion a documentary film was also shown on the life of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Peoples Doctors Forum (PDF) Larkana district, District Health Department and CMC Hospital Larkana established free medical camps to provide medical assistance to the visitors. Meanwhile, the leaders and workers of PPP(Shaheed Bhutto) visited Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto to offer fateha and placed floral wreaths on the grave of Shaheed Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto.
They also visited the graves of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Shaheed Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto and offered fateha. Later, Chairperson of PPP(Shaheed Bhutto) Ghinwa Bhutto and other central leaders of PPP (Shaheed Bhutto) also addressed a public meeting in connection with the 33rd death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto on Wednesday.
Additional I. G Police and other senior police officers had established a base camp in Naudero to monitor the security arrangements.
Strict security arrangements were made for the occasion and about 8000 personnel of law enforcement agencies were deployed at the mazar and the roads leading to it. About 50 vehicles of Rangers and 150 of police were patrolling the area and police officers of 15 districts were looking after the security, sources said, adding that police had set up pickets along the roads leading to Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto to guide the caravans and clear the roads.