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The nation remembers Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on her 66th birth anniversary, today. Benazir Bhutto was an iconic leader and a symbol of women empowerment who rose to Pakistan’s political arena at a young age while continuing the legacy of her father.
She became the first female Prime Minister of any Muslim majority country. She served two terms as prime minister of Pakistan in 1988–90 and in 1993–96.
My mother would have been 66 today. She wrote this poem on her 50th birthday;
“Children: Hear the desert wind
Hear it whisper
We will win.” https://t.co/W7WyKLC3f6 pic.twitter.com/p7NJts4cky
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) June 21, 2019
After her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s arrest and execution in 1979, Bhutto assumed the leadership of the party and spearheaded a robust political movement against military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq. She was subjected to mental torture including frequent house arrests, which caused her several health problems.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari issued a message on the occasion reminiscing the struggles her mother faced to pave the way for a democratic setup in the country.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is now leading the party, stated the problems and difficulties of the society and state and can be overcome if the political ideology of his mother is followed.
He said, “It is need of the hour that issues and conflicts should be resolved through reciprocal reconciliation.”
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto died as she lived. Fighting for the people. She was a symbol of our federation. A feminist icon. An unwavering democrat. She was the embodiment of courage. She was a truly Benazir. pic.twitter.com/dJmE4b2H7t
— Assad Zulfiqar Khan (@pseudorebel) June 21, 2019
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari issued a message on the occasion reminiscing the struggles her mother faced to pave the way for a democratic setup in the country. She called him the daughter of the country and the bright face of Pakistan.
“She had struggled for the peoples’ rights and enlightenment of the country till she breathed her last,” he said and added, “Since day one she entered practical politics, she was witch-hunted with adverse situations but she daringly braved every situation.”
He said his mother vision was to have a democratic government and an enlightened civil society.
Read more: Benazir Bhutto: Pakistan’s Iron Lady
He stated that his mother struggled for the supremacy of the democratic institutions, harmonious relations between the center and the provinces, welfare of the working class minorities and downtrodden segments of the society. Her struggle produced salient results and those are the jewels of the country.
He expressed his satisfaction that the entire PPP government is adhering to the mission of Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.