Naudero rings with cries of 'Zinda hai BB'

President Zardari pledges allegiance to Benazir's legacy, promises to stamp out militancy in Pakistan.


Express/afp December 27, 2010

NAUDERO: President Asif Ali Zardari says the UN commission report on Benazir's murder case was incomplete but they will bring her murderers to justice. Addressing a public gathering in Naudero, President Zardari expressed his dissatisfaction over the UN report.

“Benazir is asking me to justify my time in power.” Said Zardari, as he began his speech.

President Zardari said the PPP took revenge by restoring democracy in the country by giving Pakhtoon's their identity and giving autonomy to the provinces.  The president asserted that the PPP government is following the Bhutto's ideology.

“We are strengthening democracy and we want to strengthen our institutions... the government will continue to follow reconciliation policy and will complete its tenure... all conspiracies against our government will not succeed... I promised the nation that next elections will be transparent and fair.” He said.

Zardari pledged allegiance to his wife's policies and promised to stamp out Islamist militant groups which have been blamed for killing more than 4,000 people across Pakistan since July 2007.

"We'll be fighting against extremism as guided by our martyred leader. We'll make Pakistan a peaceful and prosperous country," he added.

“Bakhtawar will return to Pakistan after three years...  Bhutto is the name of revolution… A scheme to empower women has also been started in BB’s name.” He said.

Zardari, their two daughters and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, from Butto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP), visited her grave privately on Sunday.

Bhutto's son and political heir Bilawal, who with his father is co-chairman of the PPP, was expected to visit the grave later Monday.  Crowds of men, women and children cried, recited the Quran and demanded that the government arrest Bhutto's killers.

Thousands of police and paramilitary troops enforced security at the grave site, hung with Bhutto's pictures and where speakers broadcast her speeches. "We estimate more than a 100,000 people have visited the tomb since yesterday," said police official Ashraf Leghari.

COMMENTS (6)

Gulkhaiz | 10 years ago | Reply Munawar Ali How will the identity of provinces diminish if we say Pakistan zindabad? Have a heart and courage to say sensible things. Moreover come out of the narrow crap of provincialism and think big and elect sensible people. Anyway I love Pakistan . Pakistan ZINDABAD AND PAINDABAD.
Manzoor chandio | 10 years ago | Reply Jiey Bhutto, Jiey Zardari, Jiey Bilawal (next PM of Pakistan)
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