Friday, 06 July 2012 09:58:12
PPP observes Black Day
LAHORE, July 5 (APP): Pakistan People's Party Lahore
President and Federal Minister Samina Khalid Ghurki has said
that democracy in the country today is result of the
sacrifices of leaders of the PPP.
Addressing a public gathering to observe Black Day
organised by the PPP Lahore at Aiwan e Iqbal here on Thursday,
she paid tribute to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed and Mohtarma
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed for their contributions for revival of
democracy in the country and said that no party other than the
PPP had this pride that its leaders sacrificed their lives for
democracy and the country.
She said some elements still wanted to derail democracy
but the PPP-led government would turn down their all
She said the PPP would continue its struggle for the
protection of democracy under the leadership of President Asif
Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and its workers would
never hesitate to sacrifice their lives for democracy by
following their leaders.
She hoped that now no one could dare to topple a
democratic government, adding the PPP had permanently blocked
the door of dictators like Zia Ul Haq.
Earlier, Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz
Ahmad said that ZAB Shaheed was political teacher of the PPP
workers and he was alive in the hearts of the workers even he
was buried in the grave but, he added no one remembered Zia Ul
Haq as he was dictator.
He said even the sons of Zia did not remember him (Zia)
on his death or birth anniversaries but ZAB Shaheed remained
alive in the shape of a philosophy and slogans like " Zinda
hai Bhutto Zinda hai".
He said PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif
tried their best to topple the democratic government by
following their political teacher Zia Ul Haq but they failed
in their designs.
He saluted President Zardari for his vision and said it
was the vision of President Asif Ali Zardari that he did not allow any
one to harm democracy even after replacement of a prime
He said Shahbaz Sharif tried to act like ZAB Shaheed by
wearing clothes like him (ZAB) but Shahbaz must know
leadership needed sacrifices.
PPP Women Wing Lahore President Faiza Malik and other
senior leaders addressed the gathering.