GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said here Thursday that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who is taking the helms of the party will lead the caravan of the nation and democracy and reinvigorate the workers.
Talking to media persons here on the occasion of 5th death anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the prime minister said that those who have gathered here today at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh trust the PPP, they trust the mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the struggle, vision and sacrifice of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
“Today the mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is in the hands of the people through democratic means,” he said. It is acknowledged by the world that power is being transferred to the masses on the anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, he added.
Raja said that transfer of leadership has been taking place in the Bhutto family and today Bilawal will take the leadership in his hand.
Bilawal will take the mantel to carry forward the mission of ZAB and Benazir Bhutto towards achieving the end, for democracy and prosperity of the country, he said.
“Today the image of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and training of President Asif Ali Zardari will appear before the masses in the person of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari,” the prime minister said. Bilawal is also highly educated and has completed his higher education from top international universities, he added.
“Bilawal will lead the caravan of the nation and the democracy,” he said.
Raja said Bilawal was bred by Benazir Bhutto herself. He has witnessed political exile and adversity. He experienced the seclusion from his father who was in prison for eight years.
Bilawal, the premier said “has the ability to lead the party and the nation”. He will reinvigorate the PPP workers by bringing in his new thought, courage and zeal to the party. “He will infuse a new spirit among the party workers,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raja offered Fateha at the mausoleum of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and paid rich tribute to the great leader.
He also offered Fateha at the graves of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and other members of the Bhutto family. The prime minister also laid wreaths at the grave of Bhuttos.
The prime minister was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar, Law Minister Farooq H Naek, Minister of State for Information Sumsam Ali Bokhari, former Punjab Governor Latif Khosa, Senator Raza Rabbani, and other federal ministers and senior officials.
Talking to media persons briefly, the prime minister said the gathering of millions from across the country was a reaffirmation to the ideals of the great democratic leaders and expression of a resolve to continue the democratic traditions in the country.