Islamabad March 23, 2017: Former President Asif Ail Zardari has on the eve of 88th birth anniversary of Maadr i Jamhooriat late Begum Nusrat Bhutto today paid glowing tributes to her “for a life well spent in the cause of democracy and welfare of the people”.
“As a towering woman of great courage and conviction and enduring indescribable personal tragedies in the pursuit of democratic struggle she illumined the path”, said the former President in a ceremony held at Bilawal House Lahore today to commemorate the event..
The ceremony was attended among others by former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, President PPP Punjab Qamar Zaman Kaira, Chaudhry Manzoor, Sardar Lateef Khosa, Bashir Riaz, Sadiq Umrani, Rukhsana Bungish, Samina Ghurki and Munawar Anjum. .
Begum Sahiba stood tall and erect in all adversities and in doing so has imparted lessons in tolerance and endurance that will lift the democracy loving people to higher goals in life and is worth emulating, he said.
It is an irony of fate that when democratic struggle triumphed over the dark forces of dictatorship she was not around to savor the glory of this triumph.