Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that dictators and their puppets have inflicted brutal harms to the nation’s social, economic
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that dictators and their puppets have inflicted brutal harms to the nation’s social, economic and geographical fabric. “Let us reiterate our commitment to democratic ideals on 42nd anniversary of July 5, 1977 when a tin-pot dictator overthrew the government of Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first Prime Minister elected directly by the people of Pakistan,” the PPP Chairman stated in his message on the eve of the day marked as Black Day in the history of Pakistan.
He said that grains of hatred, ethnicity and religious disharmony sown by dictator Zia grew with the menace of drugs and illegal weaponry to maim the society, snatching its democratic and economic powers to resist.
The PPP Chairman said that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto awakened the nation and empowered it to dream full exploration of its potential like a vibrant country. The martyred Prime Minister believed that poverty is man-made not the nature’s job hence he chose downtrodden, marginalised and oppressed majority of the country to lead. Empowerment and electrifying of the weak segments of the society alerted the traditional usurpur cartels whose conspiracy ultimately overthrew Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and hanged him.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that a wave of vicious victimisation was unleashed against the democratic people, especially the PPP leaders and workers. Thousands of them were arrested, maimed, jailed and martyred. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto refused to be murdered by the history and proudly chose the gallows proving the conviction and loyalty of a true leader to his nation. Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto launched a political struggle for restoration of democracy and the movements they led had been recorded among the most popular ones in the contemprary world.
He reiterated that the PPP will follow the legacy of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto without any rest until complete restoration of democracy. “With the slogan of ‘Democracy is the Best Revenge’, the PPP will continue to fight against the dictatorial elements, remnants and their Selected Prime Minister who is bent upon making every institution as ‘Selected’ like himself and destroy the country’s economy, values, democracy and the future potential.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that victimisation of President Asif Ali Zardari is the continuity of the affects of July 5 overthrow as the war between dictatorial and democratic forces was still raging in 21st century also. However, the people of the country will be the ultimate winners in this war and those who plotted to unleash poverty, hunger, economic disaster and human rights abuses are going to be defeated to save Pakistan, he pledged.