SLAMABAD: President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has said that Mir Murtaza Bhutto Shaheed endured the rigors of exile, the assassination of his father and the tribulations of life but never gave up his opposition to the dictatorship.
The President said this in a message on the 16th death anniversary of Mir Murtaza Bhutto on Thursday.
The PPP has always believed that Mir Murtaza was gunned down on September 20 in 1996 in a conspiracy to overthrow the PPP government. Mir Murtaza was a man of courage who lived a turbulent life and would be remembered for tenaciously fighting dictatorship, the President said in his message.
The President also prayed for eternal rest to the soul of Mir Murtaza and a high place in heaven for his and the souls of those killed with him.
May Allah grant patience to their heirs to bear this heavy loss, the President said.
The President said that the killers of Mir Murtaza would never escape retribution and will be punished as the wheel of time turns and grinds. (APP)