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Published Date: Nov 1, 2011

TRIBUTES PAID TO NUSRAT BHUTTO

Speakers at a reference here on Monday paid tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto and said she was one of the greatest women in the history of the country.

They said she pioneered the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) by bringing together all political forces, including those who were adversaries of her husband Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

The reference was organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute. The speakers noted that it was because of her steadfastness against dictatorship that Nusrat Bhutto was remembered as ‘mother of democracy’.

Senator Tahir Mashhadi, on behalf of the MQM, said Nusrat Bhutto was a dignified, faithful, courageous and an unmatched woman.

“Three political families in the world have suffered so much for the sake of the people. They are the Kennedy, Nehru and Bhutto families,” Senator Mashhadi said, adding she fought dictators with exemplary courage and sacrifices.

“She lost everything such as her husband, two sons and a daughter but never lost hope, courage and struggle,” he observed.

Qamar Zaman Kaira, the secretary information of the PPP, said Nusrat Bhutto lost her life due to the injury she received during a protest for the rights of the people at Ghadafi Stadium Lahore during the Zia martial law. He said she first firmly stood behind Mr Bhutto against General Ayub Khan for the rights of the workers, the poor and women of Pakistan.

“If someone wants to learn about sacrifice, courage, patience and struggle, they should read and learn about the life of Nusrat Bhutto,” he added. PPP MNA Farahnaz Ispahani, who is also the media adviser to the president, said Nusrat Bhutto would be recalled as the mother of democracy whenever the great ladies of history would be remembered.