Central Executive Committee (CEC), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) which met here today on the eve of 35th death anniversary of the party’s founder-chairman Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto paid glowing tributes to him for his services.
A meeting of the PPP central executive committee, presided over jointly by the party’s Patron-in-Chief, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, also paid tribute to the leadership of Z.A. Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto for their struggle against dictators and for the restoration of democracy, rights of the downtrodden, labourers and haris.
Speaking in the party’s CEC meeting, PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo paid tribute to Shaheed Zaulfikar Ali Bhutto, saying he fought relentlessly for the rights of the masses and supremacy of parliament and democracy. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a charismatic and only leader who understood the true pain of people and his life was a long journey of sacrifices, he eventually he sacrificed his life for the people of Pakistan and achieved the pinnacle of martyrdom.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a great and the most popular leader, who laid the foundation-stone of democratic process in the country with the formation of Pakistan’s most dynamic and federal mainstream political Party the PPP on November 30, 1967. He gave the nation a complete ideological framework in the shape of a unanimous constitution. He said Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who led the Muslim world was the most popular among the Muslim leaders.
He said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto also made the defence of the country invincible because he gave nuclear programme to the country that led the country to become the 7th atomic power of the world.Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said Bhutto’s vision of Pakistan, a strong Pakistan, a prosperous Pakistan, a democratic Pakistan could not be materialised because Zia-ul-Haq had imposed martial law with the worst kind of dictatorship, notorious for hangings, lashing, drug trafficking and Kalashnikov culture. He said Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship hit the foundations of the country and its very ideological basis.
On this occasion Mian Manzoor Wattoo paid tribute to the sacrifices made by PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as well as achieved during the previous Pakistan Peoples Party’s government. Mian Manzoor Wattoo said due to Asif Ali Zardari’s policy of reconciliation people’s elected government first time completed its term and the PPP had played a historic role for strengthening Pakistan’s federal entity.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo paid special commendation to Patron-in-Chief, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for his daring, courageous, forward-looking and visionary decisions. He said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a reflection of his maternal grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto shaheed and he is following in the footsteps of Shaheed-e-Jamhoriat Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.