Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s 63rd birth anniversary is being observed today in Larkana.
A ceremonial recitation of the Holy Quran was held in Garhi Khuda Buksh at Benazir Bhutto’s mausoleum. All the leaders and supporters of PPP gathered at Garhi Khiuda Baksh to pay homage to the leader.
Flowers were laid on Benazir Bhutto’s grave and special prayers were also held for the slain leader. A special birthday event was separately held at Naudero house by Asifa Bhutto and Bakhtawer Bhutto. Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Qaim Ali Shah also attended the ceremony.
Ms Bhutto took forward the legacy of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto after his hanging in 1979 and led the movement to restore democracy in the country.
She was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto in a prominent political family. At the age of 16 she left her homeland to acquire higher education at Harvard University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she got enrolled in England’s Oxford University.
She became the chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party in 1982, making her the first woman in Pakistan to head a major political party.
In 1988, she became the first woman elected head of an Islamic state’s government, and holds the honor of country’s only female prime minister to date.
She was respectfully referred to as ‘BB’ and ‘Iron Lady.’ Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on 27 December 2007 while leaving a PPP rally in Rawalpindi.
Besides being a great role model, she single-handedly juggled the matters of the nation while being full-time mother. She raised a trio of confident leaders to follow her footsteps: Bilawal, Asifa and Bakhtawar.
Benazir is still considered one of the most dynamic politicians while her political struggle is still honored and acknowledged worldwide.
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