Nation remembers Benazir Bhutto on her death anniversary

Nation remembers Benazir Bhutto on her death anniversary
Larkana: First ever female Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto is being remembered on her eleventh death anniversary today.

The Pakistan Peoples Party has organised a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana district of Sindh.

Benazir took oath as the first female prime minister of Pakistan on December 2, 1988. She was also the first woman to lead a Muslim state and twice served as the prime minister of Pakistan.

The renowned leader was assassinated after addressing an electoral rally at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007.

A large number of party leaders and workers from all over the country have reached Garhi Khuda Baksh, ancestral village of Bhutto family, to attend the ceremony with regard to the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.

Fool-proof security arrangements are in place on the occasion to avoid any untoward incident.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and other party leaders have reached Larkana to attend the ceremony today.

Benazir was born on 21st June 1953 in Karachi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto. She belonged to an influential political family which became a dynasty in Pakistan.

She left for the esteemed Harvard University at the age of 16 to pursue her higher education. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Harvard, she got enrolled in England’s Oxford University.

At the age of 35, Benazir Bhutto was elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan after Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) emerged victorious in the polls. She holds the honor to be the first woman Head of Government of any Muslim country.

Benazir Bhutto is considered one of the most dynamic figures in the world politics and her struggle for democracy was posthumously honored and acknowledged in the world.