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The Frontier Post

Published Date: Nov 1, 2011

TRIBUTES PAID TO NUSRAT BHUTTO FOR DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE

Speakers at a condolence refernce here on Monday paid tribute to Madar-e-Jamhooriat Begum Nusrat Bhutto, saying that she was one of the greatest women of country.The reference was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad. Farahnaz Ispahani, MNA and Media Adviser to the President, said that Begum Nusrat Bhutto being the mother of democracy would always be remembered whenever the great women of world be recalled. Begum Nusrat Bhutto, she said, held the flag of democracy high, confronted the dictators bravely and suffered both physically and emotionally. She struggled for democracy. She even sacrificed her family so that our families can prosper in a democratic country, she added.She termed her ‘the Iron Lady of Pakistan”, who was the main force the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD). She said Nusrat Bhutto was the pioneer of reconciliatory politics in the country as she even brought the adversaries of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on the platform of MRD. Qamar Zaman Kaira, Secretary Information of PPP, said that Begum Nusrat Bhutto besides suffering emotionly, even received physical injuries. She lost her life due to head injury she had received during a protest for the democratic rights of people at Ghadafi Stadium Lahore during Zia martial law. He said that she first firmly stood behind ZA Bhutto during his struggle for the rights of workers, labourers, poor and women of Pakistan in Ayub regime. Later on she faced the state might during the brutal dictatorship of Gen Zia. “If someone wants to learn about sacrifice, courage, patience, and struggle they should read and learn about the life of Nusrat Bhutto” he added. The state was out to eliminate PPP with full fotce but she stood firm as the murder of Bhutto was not murder of a person alone but an effort to kill the ideology of progress, humanity, and principles.