Death anniversary of Nusrat Bhutto observed


The first death anniversary of Madar-e-Jamhuriyat Begum Nusrat Bhutto, wife of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was observed on Tuesday.
Seminars and references were held across the country and also in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had chalked out various programmes to mark the day.
The day started with Quran Khawani on shrine of Begum Nusrat Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bux.
The speakers at various functions paid rich tributes to services of late Madar-e-Jamhuriyat for the country and party.
PPP leaders and Parliamentarians visited the mausoleum of Nusrat Bhutto, offered prayers and laid floral wreaths on her grave.
It should be mentioned Begum Nusrat Bhutto was born in 1929 in Isfahan, Iran. Before immigrating to Pakistan, Nusrat was educated at the University of Isfahan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities in 1950.
She served two terms as a Member of the National Assembly from the constituency of Larkana, Sindh.
Begum Nusrat Bhutto rose to political prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when she led protests and demonstrations against the military dictatorship. She also became a cabinet member.