SHAHEED SALMAN TASEER’s 5th MARTYRDOM ANNIVERSARY
Bilawal Bhutto calls for action under NAP against misuse of religion-based laws
KARACHI, January 03: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party has said that Shaheed Governor Salman Taseer sacrificed his life for the protection of the weak and marginalized against exploitation and misuse of the laws of land.
In his message of tributes on the 5th martyrdom day anniversary of former Punjab Governor, PPP Chairman said from the torture cells of Lahore Fort to his martyred Shaheed Salman Taseer emerged as a monumental character in the history who lived, struggled and embraced death like a true hero of the nation, democracy and human rights.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that Shaheed Salman Taseer followed the path of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and stood like rock against the forces of darkness who were bent upon to drag the country to the stone-age. These forces of darkness were deliberately created by the dictatorial regimes to trample the nation’s quest for democracy, human rights and equality and prolong usurpation of the power of people, he added.
Chairman said that PPP shall always stand against the misuse of religion-based laws by individuals or groups and asked the authorities to take up such misuses for action as per the Point No. 9 of the National Action Plan, which reads, “Taking effective steps against religious persecution.” He pointed out that so far not a single action has been taken under this key point of NAP.
He further said that entire Pakistan, especially its weaker segments and the members and workers of Pakistan Peoples Party will never forget Shaheed Salman Taseer. He will continue to be revered in every heart and mind of the patriotic Pakistanis who always wanted and struggled for a Pakistan truly reflecting the vision of the founders of the nation.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called for special prayers and homages for the soul of Shaheed Salman Taseer all over the country to prove that we never forget our heroes, come what may.