ISLAMABAD (APP) - PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has asked the party workers to reiterate their commitment to the values their great leader Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed stood and fought for and when the time came even laid down her life for it. In a message on the eve of the 57th birthday of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the President said she fought courageously against the militants and extremists bent upon forcing their ideological agenda on the people through brute force. As she shed her blood in this fight, the President asked the party workers to donate blood on this day for the soldiers, policemen and the civilian population for shedding their blood for making Pakistan a country of moderation and pluralism where ballot and not bullet will determine the ultimate choice of the people. "On her birthday let us recall the advice 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, the Co-chairperson of PPP 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 said. He said the two cherished dreams of Shaheed Mohtarma were; democratic plurality and emancipation of the downtrodden and margi-nalised sections of society. On this occasion, the President wished to reiterate that the PPP will continue its forward march to strengthen democracy and for the uplift of the marginalized as envisioned by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. We will not be deterred by conspiracies against it or by the hurdles created in our way. Let there be no doubt or mistake about it, he said. President Zardari said the Party survived even after the judicial murder of its founder Chairman and the countrys first directly elected Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar 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. He said the PPP will continue to defy odds and grow from strength to strength. On this occasion, let us also remember all our martyrs, our brave soldiers and members of law enforcing agencies have laid down their lives so that the nation lives in freedom and without fear. He said the martyrs of democracy have suffered incarceration, exile, torture and executions and we salute them all on this day.