Remembering First Lady Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on death Anniversary

15 years ago Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was assassinated brutally in a public gathering. The first lady prime minister of Pakistan made a huge impact on women and their rights. On Benazir Bhutto ‘s death anniversary, we will remember her cause and make sure that women of the next age might not suffer the same fate as she did.

On December 27, 2007, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated soon after she had addressed an election rally in the historic Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. She was reportedly killed by a 15-year-old suicide bomber. Fifteen years after the assassination of the first lady prime minister of a Muslim country. Her killers are yet to face justice as her trial remains shrouded in mystery despite various national and international inquiries.

One of the most important high-profile cases of the country’s chequered history still lies pending in the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench. After Benazir’s assassination, the PPP formed its government in the centre. But in its five-year tenure, the party failed to pursue this important case. Later, the case was partially disposed of during the tenure of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The case is likely to land in the Supreme Court (SC). And it is not known when the case and appeals will be wrapped up.

PPP Chairman & Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari vowed on Tuesday to take slain his mother Benazir Bhutto’s mission forward.

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“This journey will be completed by us together,” he said in an address at the party’s power show in Garhi Khuda Buksh to mark the 15th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. Climate Change Minister Senator Sherry Rehman said that Benazir’s murder was the murder of humanity. Adding that the nation was robbed of its leader and future on this day.

“Shaheed Bibi was a hope for the people of Pakistan which was snatched by the killers,” she added.

She was the lady who empowers women in so many fields. On her death anniversary, we will take a vow that we will lead her vision and become the strongest woman in the world.

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