President Asif Ali Zardari pays rich tribute to late Begum Nusrat Bhutto

President Asif Ali Zardari has paid a rich tribute to late Begum Nusrat Bhutto for her invaluable services rendered for democracy and party as well. The Co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party declared her the pioneer entity who laid the foundations of re-conciliated
politics in Pakistan. Addressing to a condolence ceremony, held in Naudero, on October 26, Zardari said that Begum Nusrat is a national asset of the country and her untiring efforts to bring the opposite forces at one platform can not be sidelined.  

Applauding her efforts to strengthen the democracy in Pakistan, President said that, “When we talk about reconciliation today, in fact, it was Begum Nusrat Bhutto, who pioneered it by bringing together the country’s political forces, even those who were
adversaries of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at the platform of MRD.”

The chairman of the PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also addressed the gathering and said that “She organized first Women’s Wing of the party and created the Women Development Ministry. She and her daughter were one of the first few women to contest and win
a general election seat after which she held the post of senior minister as well as chair of several national institutions.”

The president also highlighted the various luminous aspects of her mother-in-law’s personality and said Begum Nusrat authorized women as well as organised them for revival of democracy. Nusrat Bhutto and her daughter, Benazir Bhutto, who remained twice in
office of PM, faced challenges of dictatorship and she devoted her life for the democracy in country, he added.

He accelerated the conversation and argued that services rendered by her for the nation, for democracy as well as for the PPP were unparalleled.

Zardari also mentioned about Sanam Bhutto the only alive siblings of Bhutto family and appreciated her patience over the long sufferings of her family unit. President also said that we all follow in the footsteps of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for the completion
of his mission and vision.

The whole leadership of Pakistan People was present on this event in Naudero.