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Govt announces public holiday on April 4

Sindh to observe holiday on account of martyrdom anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto — the former prime minister

By Web Desk
March 30, 2023
An undated image of Pakistanis enjoying at the sea view. — AFP/File
An undated image of Pakistanis enjoying at the sea view. — AFP/File

The Sindh government on Thursday announced a public holiday on April 4 (Tuesday) on account of the martyrdom anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto — the former prime minister.

"The Government of Sindh declares 4 April, 2023 (Tuesday) as a Public Holiday on the occasion of 44th Martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto”, Ex-Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, throughout the Province of Sindh," a notification said.

In line with the notification, all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils are under the administrative control of the provincial government of Sindh — except essential services — will remain closed.

Born on January 5, 1928, Bhutto was a seasoned politician and formed the Pakistan People’s Party — now being led by his maternal grandson, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari — on November 30, 1967.

Bhutto was hanged after a controversial trial on April 4, 1979, almost two years after General Ziaul Haq imposed martial law and overthrew his government.

PPP has termed his death "judicial murder".