AJK observes ZAB’s 43rd death anniversary with due solemnity and reverence:
Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the 43rd death anniversary of the founder of Pakistan Peoples Party and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was observed on Monday by his admirers including the party activists with due solemnity and reverence.
Our Special AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid RAO reports from Mirpur that the death anniversary was observed in the liberated territory of AJK in acknowledgment of meritorious services of late ZAB for the Kashmiris cause for the right to self determination and the Kashmir freedom struggle.
Special functions were held by the PPP AJK workers at district and tehsil headquarters to observe the anniversary of ZAB. Addressing these meetings speakers paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhutto and his daughter and the party’s martyred chairperson Benazir Bhutto with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of shaheed Z.A Bhutto and shaheed BB.
In capital city of Muzaffarabad, aspecial ceremony was held at the Peoples Secretariat under the auspices of the local unit of PPP, AJK to commemorate the anniversary. The ceremony was followed by Quran Khawani for the departed soul.
Speakers including top PPP AJK leader and leader of opposition in AJK Legislative Assembly Ch. Lateef Akber, Javed Ayub, Shoukat, Bazil Naqvi and other party leaders paid glorious tributes to the departed souls of ZAB and BB for giving the supreme sacrifices of their lives for the upholding of the country and the nation and for the cause of democracy and the constructional and democratic norms and principles.
In his detailed address Ch. zlateef Akber said that valiant shaheed ZAB preferred to go to gallows by maintaining his honor and dignity instead of bowing before the dictatorship and making any bargaining on the principals. He vowed to continue the mission of Bhuttos to translate their ideas of turning Pakistan a true democratic, strong and stable and true welfare state to bring it in the ranks of the developed nations.
Speakers said ZAB and his martyred brave daughter BB were the staunch supporters of the just and principled stance of the people of Jammu & Kashmir over their legitimate right to self determination. In this regard they referred to the repeated resolve of shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto of fighting for freedom of Jammu & Kashmir till one thousand year.
Describing his hanging as the judicial murder of the world-fame politician, speakers said that capital punishment by the dictatorial rule to ZAB was in fact the assassination of the democracy, constitution, judiciary and the righteousness. They said that ZAB and BB emerged as the symbol of national unity of Pakistan being the largest political force in the country.
Speakers said that it was the extra-judicial killing of ZAB by dictator Zia-ul-haq’s rule who was fearing Bhutto to be a stumbling block in his forcibly imposed dictatorial rule through stabbing a democratic regime. Speakers termed the killings of ZAB and BB a severe loss of the precious lives of Bhuttos an irreparable loss to the nation and the country including the people of Jammu & Kashmir as well as to entire world in general and the Muslim ummah in particular.
They also described the assassination of Bhuttos a great loss to the federation of the country. The congregation declared that shaheed ZAB and Benazir Bhutto were the precious national asset. They were the prime symbol of national unity and harmony of Pakistan.
Participants of the ceremony offered fateha for the departed souls of ZAB and BB