KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan People’s Party said on Friday that July 5 has been marked as one of the darkest days in Pakistan when dictator General Zia overthrew democratically-elected government of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and dragged the country into an unending agony, chaos, usurpation and blood-shed.
“From heroin to Kalashnikov cultures, dictator Zia sown the seeds of extremism and terrorism in the country to sustain his dictatorial and cruel rule,” he stated as Pakistani masses observe 37thanniversary of the Black Day.
Bilawal said that sapling of democracy planted and nourished by his grand-father was uprooted by a military dictator abetted by the extremist elements and their foreign masters. Gen Zia and his accomplice went into the dark pages of history always haunting the democratic nations how such ugly dictatorships ruin the future of their countries. “The scourge of extremism, terrorism, drug-addiction, poverty and poor economy are all chickened out from the eggs laid by the dictatorship on July 05, 1977,” he added.
PPP Patron-In-Chief paid rich tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and thousands of Party workers for their valiant fighting against the dictatorial regimes eventually sacrificing their lives in the struggle for the emancipation of Pakistan masses. Thousands more were subjected to inhuman treatments including lashes and jails for standing with the PPP leadership.
He said that both Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto gave nuclear program, base of heavy industries including Heavy Mechanical Complex, Pakistan Steel, Port Qasim, missile programs but they were eliminated by anti-Pakistan elements fearing rise of a Muslim nation with plural and egalitarian values.
PPP patron-in-chief said best tribute to the martyrs of democracy and human rights is to support the Zarb-e-Azb operation against terrorists who are the direct products of Gen Zia and his regime and pose serious threat to our country and nation.
Bilawal assured the democratic forces that his party would always stand like iron-wall against the dictatorial forces and continue its legacy of being in forefront for protection and safeguarding the democratic system and people’s human rights.
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