Remembering Dec 27: Benazir Bhutto’s 8th death anniversary today

Published: December 27, 2015
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Benazir Bhutto. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Benazir Bhutto. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KARACHI: 

The eighth death anniversary of former prime minster and Pakistan Peoples Party head Benazir Bhutto will be observed on Sunday (today) across the country.

The party has arranged Quran Khwani and Fateha in ever district, while the main event will be held in the Bhutto’s hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

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Accoring to PPP officials, the day will start with Quran Khwani followed by langar or free food. After midday the main jalsa will start where PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto will address the party supporters. The party workers will observe two-minute silence at 5:20pm to pay homage to the martyred leader, followed by Fateha at 5:25pm.

After the jalsa, Bilawal will address the central executive committee meeting of PPP at Naudero House. According to party sources, the issue of the federal government’s meddling in Sindh affairs, in particular the special powers of Rangers, will come up during the meeting.

Meanwhile, caravans of PPP jiyalas continue arriving in Larkana, where at least 20 walk through gates have been installed for security purposes.

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Moreover, an area of 3km the tombs of the Bhutto family has been declared a red zone and 22 police checkpoints have been set up to meet any untoward incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 27th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Anonymous
    Dec 27, 2015 - 6:33AM

    The 3rd paragraph should start with “According” not “Accoring”. :)Recommend

  • Ozair
    Dec 27, 2015 - 9:13AM

    Didnt the “brave” Mr Zardari say he will return for this anniversary come what may?Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 27, 2015 - 1:01PM

    @Anonymous:
    That aside, Shakespeare, I remember Benazir’s legacy less and less and Zardari
    and Bilawal’s shenanigans more and more.Recommend

  • mirestan
    Dec 27, 2015 - 1:22PM

    Benazir Zinda hai Aur Zinda rahay ghee. Her statue is standing tall at Boating Basin Clifton Karachi. She is blessed every dayRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 27, 2015 - 4:19PM

    @mirestan:
    That statue is ghoulish and hardly does her justice. Better to get rid of it and erect something else in remembrance of her.Recommend

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