34th anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bux
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was a Pakistani politician and statesman who served as the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that as the4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He was also the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979.
Educated at Berkeley and Oxford, Bhutto trained as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. 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. Appointed Foreign Minister in 1963, Bhutto was a proponent of Operation Gibraltar in Indian-occupied Kashmir, leading to war with India in 1965. After the Tashkent Agreement ended hostilities, Bhutto fell out with Ayub and was sacked from government. He founded the PPP in 1967, contesting general elections held by President Yahya Khan in 1970. The Awami League in East Pakistan won a majority of seats, but neither Yahya nor Bhutto signalled yielding power. Subsequent uprisings led to the secession of Bangladesh, and Pakistan losing the war against Bangladesh-allied India in 1971. Bhutto was handed over the presidency in December 1971 and emergency rule was imposed.
Naudero, Sindh, The 34th death anniversary of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is being observed in Garhi Khuda Bux and Naundero on Thursday, 04th April, 2013.
The PPP has already announced that the anniversary this year will be observed in all district headquarters throughout the country.
On the occasion, PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting will be held at Bhutto House known as President Camp House in Naundero.
Recitation of Holy Quran will be held simultaneously followed by distribution of free food (lunger).
Khalid Memon, PPP General Secretary Naundero chapter told PPI that President Asif Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will also attend anniversary program along with top party leadership. He said that a gathering of party workers will also be addressed by Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on the night of 4th April.
Additional contingents of traffic police have reached here along with all the traffic controlling equipment to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
PPPP workers from all over the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir are expected to visit Garhi Khuda Bux to offer Fateha for late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) has also decided to observe 34th death anniversary of Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto.
In a press release issued by PPP-SB Naundero chapter president Ghulam Hyder Narejo said that the event will start with the holding of Quran Khuwani. He also said that PPP-SB will also hold a large gathering of party workers at Garhi Khuda Bux on 4th April which will be addressed by PPP-SB chief Ghinwa Bhutto.