President Asif Ali Zardari has said that that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto fought courageously against the militants and extremists bent upon forcing their ideological agenda on the people through brute force.
In his message on the eve of Benazir Bhutto’s birthday, Asif Ali Zardari asked the party workers to donate blood on for our soldiers, policemen and the civilian population who also have shed their blood for making Pakistan a country of moderation and pluralism where ballot and not bullet will determine the ultimate choice of the people as she shed her blood in this fight.
The president said that her birthday recalled the advices she gave to the people a few weeks before her assassination: “Please continue the fight against extremism, dictatorship, poverty and ignorance”. It was not a mere slogan; she acted upon it herself by leading the fight from the front.
Asif Ali Zardari said, “let us celebrate the life of Shaheed Mohtarma by proclaiming once again that we will neither suffer a destiny thrust upon us by bigots and brigands nor allow militants and extremists to destroy our country and our way of life in the name of religion”.
He stated that the two cherished dreams of Shaheed Mohtarma were democratic plurality and emancipation of the downtrodden and marginalized sections of society. He reiterated that the PPP would continue its forward march to strengthen democracy and for the uplift of the marginalized as envisioned by Mohtarma.
The president said that the Party survived even the judicial murder of its founder Chairman and the country’s first directly elected Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the exile and subsequent assassination of its second Chairperson Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and the plethora of accusations and witch hunting of its leaders and workers.