Benazir Bhutto’s 64th birthday being celebrated today

LARKANA: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s 64th birthday is being celebrated today with the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leaders and supporters arriving at her last abode at Garhi Khuda Bux to offer fateha, ARY News reported.

According to the party’s spokesperson, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will cut a cake along with senior party leaders at the Naudero House to mark the iconic leader’s 64th birthday. He is expected to address the gathering of party activists in the evening.

The celebratory ceremonies at Garhi Khuda Bux began early morning on Wednesday (today) with recitation of the holy Quran. A large number people, including jiyalas from across the country, have arrived at the Bhuttos’ mausoleum to pay their respects to their leader.

The spokesperson said functions will also be held at district level where local leaders will cut cakes to celebrate their leader’s birthday.

Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 and became the first woman leader of a Muslim country. She served two terms as the prime minister of Pakistan – from 1988 to 90 and 1993 to 96.

She was the daughter of former prime minister Zulifkar Ali Bhutto, who was executed in 1979 in the military regime of General Zia-ul-Haq. Benazir was educated at Harvard University and subsequently studied philosophy, political science, and economics at the University of Oxford.