11th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto today

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto is being remembered on her 11th death anniversary today with Pakistan Peoples Party organising a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana district of Sindh.

The preparations of a public gathering with regard to her death anniversary have been finalized and senior party leaders are expected to address a rally in this regard.

Sindh government has announced a public holiday on account of the death anniversary of the former premier.

A large number of PPP leaders, activists and supporters have been arriving at the mausoleum to pay homage to the late leader on her death anniversary.

Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari among other party leaders will be paying tribute to the former premier in their addresses with the participants at the gathering.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari chaired a meeting of the party’s central executive committee CEC).

The participants of the meeting paid glowing tributes to Benazir Bhutto; her sister Sanam Bhutto was also in attendance at the meeting.

Benazir took oath as the first female prime minister of Pakistan on December 2, 1988; she was also the first woman to lead a Muslim state and twice served as the prime minister of Pakistan.

The former premier was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, as she was leaving a rally at the Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi.