ISLAMABAD: The sixth death anniversary of slain Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto would be observed with reverence across the country today (Friday).
Special prayers would be held in mosques for the departed soul of the charismatic leader and first woman prime minister of Muslim world.
The Sindh government has announced a public holiday on the day while the PPP has finalised arrangements for the main function in this regard at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh.
The ceremony would be held on the ground adjacent to Benazir’s mausoleum in Garhi Kkhuda Bukhsh. Fateha and Quran khwani would also be held.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, central and provincial leadership of the PPP, federal and provincial ministers and parliamentarians would attend the ceremony.
They will visit the graves of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and other members of Bhutto family, and lay floral wreaths and offer fateha.
Bilawal would also address a public meeting.
A documentary, depicting the life and achievements of Benazir Bhutto would also be shown on the occasion. People from across the country including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have started reaching Garhi Khuda Bukhsh to attend the ceremony.
Separate camps have been set up to accommodate leaders and workers of PPP. Reception camps have also been established.
Stringent security measures have been put in place while police and Rangers personnel would also be deployed in Larkana.
Several other activities have also been planned throughout the country to pay tribute to Benazir Bhutto.
In Rawalpindi, the local leadership of all PPP wings and a large number of workers would visit the memorial site at Liaquat Bagh to pay homage and offer fateha for their charismatic leader.
Quran khwani and fateha for the slain prime minister would also be held in other parts of the country.
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