First death anniversary of Nusrat Bhutto today
Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
LARKANA: The first death anniversary of Begum Nusrat Bhutto-- former chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)--- the wife of former PM Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the mother of former PM Benazir Bhuitto, is being observed on Tuesday.
The day will start with Quran Khawani on her shrine at Garhi Khuda Bux. PPP leaders and Parliamentarians will offer prayers and place floral wreaths on her grave. PPP has also chalked out various programmes to mark the Day.
Begum Nusrat Bhutto was born in 1929 in Isfahan, Iran. Before migrating to Pakistan, she was educated at the University of Isfahan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities in 1950.
After returning to Pakistan in the late 1980s, she served two terms as a Member of Parliament to 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 military dictatorships and the nation lovingly started calling her ‘Madar-e-Millat.’