Zardari reiterates commitment to women rights on Shaheed Benazir’s birth anniversary

Islamabad Politics Reports/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: The 65th birth anniversary of PPP chairperson and the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto will be celebrated in a befitting manner tomorrow on Thursday.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has arranged various functions in this regard in different parts of the country. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto and Asifa Bhutto will attend and celebrate 65th birthday celebrations of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto at Naudero. Former President Asif Ali Zardari will celebrate in Karachi.

 

In a message on the eve of the 65th birthday of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, former President Asif Ali Zardari has reiterated the Party’s commitment to continue fight for women rights rejecting also ‘assault on women rights in the name of religion’.

“Today is the 65th birthday of our leader, the twice elected prime minister of Pakistan, the icon of women rights and Muslim world’s first female Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. The Party reiterates its commitment to fight the bigots, obscurantist, male chauvinists and the self styled custodians of religion and morality who resist the yearning of women for the flowering of their potential”.

On her birthday today we also reassure the women of Pakistan of full support in their struggle against all forms of exploitation, discrimination and violence.

Zardari also called for gender equality lauding “the brave and courageous men and women engaged in this struggle”.

The former President also paid tributes to those who , following in her footsteps, laid down their lives or suffered in the course of democratic struggle and in fighting militants and regressive elements.

“On the eve of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s birthday we salute them all”.

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