LARKANA- The 35th death anniversary of founder-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former prime minister Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto would be observed with great reverence and respect across the country tomorrow-Friday.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was a statesman who served as the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that as the 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973.He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Awam. He was also the founder of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution on 4th April 1979. Educated at USC, University of California at Berkeley and University of Oxford, Bhutto trained as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in London. He entered politics as one of President Iskander Mirza's cabinet members, before being assigned several ministries during President Ayub Khan's military rule from 1958. He was appointed Foreign Minister in 1963.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will lead the main event at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh along with district office-bearers and party workers. PPP Jiyalas and leaders have reached Garhi Khuda Bukhsh in thousands from all over the country to join in the observance of death anniversary of their leader. On the occasion, the recitation from the Quran and Fateh will be offered to pay homage to the departed soul of Shaheed Bhutto with reverence, he added.
PPP will start the function at midnight of April 3 and in the early morning there will be a public meeting to be addressed by the central party leaders at Bhutto House Naudero. It has been decided to hold death anniversary functions at the district level. A documentary, depicting the life and achievements of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto will also be screened on the occasion.